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.