• Karlyn

    So in other words, what could have been a teachable moment of “don’t do this stupid thing again”…which probably cost the university nothing….ended up costing probably five figures in turnover and replacement costs, all because a golfer had his ego hurt.

    This is one of the dumbest reasons to fire someone that I have ever seen. No student was going to make an enrollment decision based on the actions of that person. Therefore, the university was going to lose no money. Was heckling the guy dumb? Yes. Could the university fire him for it? Well, they can really fire him for any reason, or no reason at all. This is not about legalities. This is about being smart and training your people rather than throwing the baby out with the bathwater. It’s in the best interest of the organization – turnover costs too much to play games like this. And as someone who spent over a decade working in higher ed, it’s money they don’t have to spend.