In a bizarre piece of executive/administrative fellatio, the Canaveral Port Authority wrote a GLOWING letter of recommendation for its fired CEO, John Walsh. The agreement was reached after an awkward meeting in which the majority of the CPA board expressed their desire for Walsh to resign. Here's the letter:
In addition to the glowing recommendation, the CPA also agreed to waive a Port policy that would allow Walsh to be employed by the Port within the next two years. You read that correctly: The Port waived a policy that sets the stage for them to rehire Walsh either as an employee or consultant. In other words, he was forced to resign, but for HR purposes, he was classified as a rehire. This tells me the forced resignation was a farce — merely an attempt to placate community members and County Commissioners that were offended by comments made by Walsh (which commissioners agreed with, chuckling) calling opponents of his controversial rail plan as "Luddites" and "dog's chasing moving cars."
Download the complete John Walsh severanc agreement below and see for yourself.