Don't work with, or for godsake hire, your girlfriend. It would seem a no-brainer.
I agree 100%. It doesn't warrant him stepping down, but the old adage "never mix business with pleasure" certainly applies!
posted on 05/20/2007 1:05:08 PM PDT
(Common sense is no longer common.)
I can't even imagine what he was thinking. The woman seems to have a very impressive resume -- she could have worked in a myriad of companies and organizations. Why even chance the appearance of impropriety?
posted on 05/20/2007 1:07:45 PM PDT
("The urge to save humanity is almost always a false front for the urge to rule." -Mencken)
Wolfie wanted to simply recuse himself from matters affecting her. The World Bank Ethics Committee said that was not adequate. He asked others to determine appropriate compensation for her to leave/transfer, and because he could not recuse himself (per the ethics board) signed off on it.
Then the ethics board changed their mind.
Of course what he could have done was marry her. The World Bank has special rules for that. Guess he didn’t want to, or she didn’t want to.
posted on 05/20/2007 9:46:22 PM PDT
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