Thornley Myers, the Chief Executive Officer of VINLEC, has been unceremoniously sent on seven weeks compulsory vaction leave! That is the story making the rounds these days.
Apparently, Myers had something of a confrontation with an influential member of the board over differences about which security firm should be contracted to guard VINLEC’s facilities. He is said to have objected against a firm with which this influential board member is associated citing “conflict of interest”.
This board member wanted VINLEC to pass the security services over to a firm that offers “premium” service. Thornley objected. He claimed that it would be tantamount to a conflict of interest. Furthermore, the firm in question has a questionable record of service.
For standing on principle, Thornley Myers was sent home! Who next?