Saturday, May 1, 2010

Does Bend attract these guys.....?

It appears that 'Jason Evers' was not only a tinpot tyrant, but also an "imposter."

Sociopath in charge?

What's amazing is how long it took for the local complaints to be acted upon. (After getting caught lying at least twice, he was promoted!)

Even more amazing is that this guy stole the identity of a 3 year old who was abducted and murdered.

How creepy is that?


I got to say, the story on O'Keefe's selling in Sisters left a bad impression.

Instead of celebrating the successful start-up and sale of a hard-working person's business, it came across more as "I got mine," (but my 19 employees get to look for a new job.)

And I thought there was a political axe to grind blaming the recent tax measures. The Bulletin seemed to go out of it's way for quotes that seemed to have little to do with the actual reasons for the sale. It was stretching a bit of good news to make a political point.

Besides, I don't believe her. I believe she sold the business for her own benefit. Nothing wrong with that.

I don't know this woman. She might be perfectly nice -- she did offer to help retrain her employees. But something about the way she seemed use her successful sale -- which is something to celebrate -- to make strained political points really put me off.

Blaming tax measures just looks like a petty, sour-grapes, politically motivated jab. I don't know. I wasn't impressed by her attitude.


Another reminder about FCBD. I probably will show up for the first hour, to show my guys how I want it done. But it's my day off, and I'm going home to garden and read comics....


Duncan McGeary said...

Unless it wasn't really a successful conclusion and she was expressing her bitterness?

Am I being unfair?

What's the REAL story here? Because the news and the tone just didn't match. It seemed like she was blaming the business climate for her failure...only it was a success!!

So if it was a success, the business climate must have been good, right?

No, it was a success despite the business climate?

Anyway, it seemed to kind of tarnish the end of a (successful?) career.

shopping monkey said...

Yeah, the "Evers" story sure is stranger than fiction -- why, that's the juiciest bit of drama to hit this town, in oh... a few weeks? And I got the same weird take on the Working Hands story. Very happy for her that she so successfully built and sold a business (not easy to do), but nowhere did it say that the buyers (Gorilla Glue folks) actually contemplated or attempted to stay in C.O. It didn't seem to be part of their plan anyway. Meanwhile, same day (next day?) there was a teeny tiny blurb in the "Dispatches" section (amongst news releases about business address changes, etc.) about how Bend came in #4 nationwide as one of the best places for start-ups (can't remember which business mag it came from). Wildly divergent points of view...

Duncan McGeary said...

The Bulletin has a --could have been predicted editorial -- about the "toll" of measures 66 and 67.

Like I said, if you read what the O'Keefe's article actually says, she sold the business to an outside company who showed no interest in staying in Sisters...

This seems like manufactured news. When we ask for proof that 66 and 67 have had any real effect, they can point to this -- which was a story they more or less created.

Fox News technique.

Steve said...

I agree with your take on the "Working Hands" story and follow-up Bully editorial. If this was tied to 66/67, some background would be how she decided to negotiate the sale AFTER the 66/67 vote. But of course, if the sale was in negotiation (or perhaps completed already) at the time of the vote...(which given the complexities and time normally involved in selling and moving a business...would seem likely)...then there would be little to indicate that 66/67 had anything to do with it. The Bully did not provide any sort of supporting info...just after the cheap shot. Of course...I am just speculating as well.

To me it sounded like a small start-up that was a good idea or had a good product, that got bought by a big business in order to take it to a larger market. It happens all the time, and is the likely fate of almost all small businesses (that produce a good marketable product)located in small regions like Central Oregon. You are not likely to take a product to national distribution from a factory/warehouse in Sisters. Like it or not...we are likely to be an "incubator" region for products, but that is not necessarily a bad thing.