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Buyer’s market

The next time you see an institution talking about conducting a year-long, nation-wide, expensive search to fill a high-paying executive post, remember Baker.

The Baker City Herald reports today on the city’s efforts to fill its city manager position, which came open when Jerry Gillham resigned on September 1. After a busy period shortly before the deadline for applications hit on November 15, the city totaled them up and found the position had . . . 91 applicants.

One of the reviewers remarked, “I think there’s a pretty solid group of 20 at the top.”

Probably is.

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  1. Chuck Butcher Chuck Butcher November 27, 2006

    Just in case any readers are regretting not getting an application in by deadline, it’s a pretty tough job for decent money – here – but not so much in the wide world outside and involves very little job security. You get to serve at the will of the City Council, which this year will be almost entirely new. The winner WILL earn his salary.

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