Autumn in the North Cemetery.

Sixty miles west of Boston, Massachusetts there is the small New England town of Sturbridge. Located at the junction of I-90 (The Mass Pike), and I-84 it has become known as the "Crossroads of New England". The town was first settled over 300 years ago, and like other small New England towns it has grown just enough over the years to be in a difficult place today. How do we embrace the future without forgetting how we got to our present? How do we attract the right kind of growth, and maintain who we are? And, what about our culture out here in Central Massachusetts?

These pages will cause one to think about how to protect what we have, our future direction, and how to move on in the very best way.

Those thoughts, and other ramblings, will hopefully inspire more thought, conversation, action, and occasionally a smile...

...seems to be working so far

Thursday, March 10, 2011

I'm Sorry, I Was Thinking Of Someone Else For The Job, But Give It Your Best Shot

I swear, I don't make these things up.  Honest.

Imagine being interviewed for a position on the phone.  No, not a pre-liminary interview, or a follow up secondary interview, but THE interview.  Then imagine the person interviewing you saying that he had already decided on who was getting the job, and it wasn't you, but went on with the interview anyway.

Well, it happened here in town, not once, but twice, when Town Administrator Shaun Suhoski was interviewing candidates on the telephone for an opening on the Planning Board.

"I'm sorry I didn't handle that properly", Suhoski reportedly stated.

Hmm.  Ya think?

Click here to read Worcester Telegram article on the subject.


  1. As I told the BOS, no problem with the apointee, but big problems with the process.
    Hopefully by airing it in the public it won't happen to anyone else.

  2. Hopefully not, Ginger. Thanks for "airing it".

  3. One might wonder how the appointee, Charles Blanchard, managed to be selected ahead of all other interviewees, even though all were equally qualified. Hmmm?? Special friends, special favors?


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