Taipei Department of Tourism head confirms that she intends to resign


#1

Interesting story, reads like she has been forced to resign because she offended people by actually trying to do her job and get things done @Icon have you heard about this

http://www.taipeitimes.com/News/taiwan/archives/2018/01/10/2003685521

Taipei Department of Tourism and Information Commissioner Chien Yu-yan (簡余晏) yesterday said that she had informed Mayor Ko Wen-je (柯文哲) of her intention to resign from her post on Monday evening.

Chien was a Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) Taipei City councilor before she joined Ko’s election campaign in 2014. She helped him win the Taipei mayorship and became department commissioner when Ko took office.

She would be the 23rd department head to have resigned from Ko’s administration if her resignation is approved.

Local media yesterday reported that Chien resigned because she had offended high-ranking officials in the city government with her straightforward attitude, or because she has obtained low rankings in employee satisfaction surveys over the past three years.

Chien yesterday said she has been commissioner for three years, and many major projects were accomplished through the hard work of the department, but added that “it is time to get some rest.”

She rejected the rumor that she had conflicts with other officials, saying that opinions toward policies might differ.

There have been more adversities than good times in her career, so different opinions can be discussed, she added.

Chien said that she waited until the city’s budget reviews were completed, and that she wants to rest and spend time with her parents in Nantou.

She thanked her coworkers, Ko and Taipei residents for supporting her over the past few years.

Ko yesterday said that Chien’s main reason for resigning is exhaustion.

Her department had put in more overtime than any other department over the past year, as there were many major projects that needed attention, he said.

“I have asked Taipei Deputy Mayor Chen Chin-jun (陳景峻), who is in charge of supervising the department, to persuade her to stay,” Ko said, adding that he told her she could rest for a month.

Ko rejected the reports that Chien resigned because of her low employee satisfaction ratings, saying that the heads of departments that do a lot of hard work usually have lower satisfaction ratings.

Having different opinions in a group is normal, because he believes in allowing diversity and openness in politics, Ko said.


#2

Nope. Ko is persona non grata here. He is the One that Shall Not be Mentioned.


#3

What a fucking stupid system of getting workers to review their bosses. Really can’t imagine a better way to build an unproductive unit.


#4

That is weird. usually, evaluations are done by bosses only. I understood it as the yearly review, which everyone loathes.


#5

One of the comments said it reminded them of the Cultural Revolution. Bosses are basically graded on how much workers like them, which for civil servants means not making them do much,


#6

I’d like to see the original in Chinese. Traduttore Tradittore. Sounds like a really weird policy, but then it is Ko we are talking about.

簡余晏

Ko yesterday said that Chien’s main reason for resigning is exhaustion.

Her department had put in more overtime than any other department over the past year, as there were many major projects that needed attention, he said.

“I have asked Taipei Deputy Mayor Chen Chin-jun (陳景峻), who is in charge of supervising the department, to persuade her to stay,” Ko said, adding that he told her she could rest for a month.

Ko rejected the reports that Chien resigned because of her low employee satisfaction ratings, saying that the heads of departments that do a lot of hard work usually have lower satisfaction ratings.


#7

I read a lot of the Chinese news, seems like she has been bullied out.


#8

Upward reviews of managers is common. I worked for a company twenty years ago where we reviewed our managers. I recall the marketing director saying something along the lines of “If they don’t like it here why don’t they leave?”. I don’t think anyone in senior positions gives a toss.


#9

Yeah but Taiwanese workplaces are already a cesspit. The last thing managers need is a channel for workshy underlings to have power over them. These are civil servant jobs, nobody is leaving and nobody wants to work much.


#10

And nobody can be fired, no matter what they do, or their mental and physical condition.