Turnover spikes at the zoo

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Monday, June 18, 2012

Morale at the "happisest place in Portland" has fallen  in the wake of stricter management, fiscal policies and operations.

From January 2010 through June 6 of this year, 41 regular-status employees from a total of about 157 parted company with the zoo. That's nearly twice as many as left the Oregon Convention Center, which has 184 regular-status employees and, like the zoo, is operated by Metro.

At the zoo, 17 staff members resigned; eight retired, weren't medically able to work, or died; and 16 were terminated. By comparison, 22 people left the convention center, seven of whom were terminated.

Read more in today's Oregonian.

 

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0 #1 General Political ActivistGuest 2012-06-18 20:11:21
Transition zoo into a natural reserve, because the zoo model is outdated already. This change, would be more animal humane, btw.
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