Let’s say I hired Pat McCrory to be one of my top managers, and he had called for a meeting to include both inside managers and managers from another company.
During the meeting, one of the important outside managers made a statement and demanded a change that would significantly affect one of my company’s operating divisions.
Later, after the changes were made by my lower-level managers, I claim ignorance because “I was involved in a side conversation” when the demand was made.
I don’t think I would keep this top manager for much longer.
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Oh, wait, Gov. Pat McCory is one of my top managers. I remember hiring him one November day a few years ago.