WNMU-Deming could have director soon
Deming's branch of Western New Mexico University may have its director as soon as this week, the college's extended university dean reported.
Join the discussion below, or Read more at Deming Headlight.
#1 Jan 12, 2012
And they had the audacity to say the application/interview process took so long (six months) because they were looking for an "appropriate" candidate!
Qualifications are qualifications that are listed on the position announcement, not some "profile" Ms. Donna Rees, et. al. wants.
Anybody want to file an EEOC lawsuit against WNMU? I'm all in!
#2 Jan 12, 2012
Sending a letter to applicants saying the position has been filled and then shortly later saying the letter was in error should be an embarrassment to the administration. I wonder if WNMU is capable of expected professional behavior. It seems that it has a long way to go.
#3 Jan 12, 2012
Adding fuel to the fire, during my interview, the Dean even said she was going to hire "someone she had known for a long time" to fill the new Advising Manager for Deming.
WNMU CLEARLY has competency issues when it comes to hiring. They act like they're working for a private company and can do what they want. Fact is WNMU is a state-supported government entity requiring strict adherence to state hiring procedures.
Numerous violations occurred during my interview.
#4 Jan 13, 2012
By all means please get the EEOC involved. Too much of the "good ole boy system" and "it's not what you know but who you know" still happening. Many qualified applicants get thrown out just to make sure their under qualified pal or buddy gets in. Make note of those violations and give them to EEOC.
#5 Jan 13, 2012
If your rights have been violated then you have the choice to walk away and complain to every one who has ears to hear , do nothing, or make a formal complaint and stop these violations. Putting a stop to it just means that you care to set a better standard for others to follow.
#6 Jan 13, 2012
I like the "ears to hear" approach simply because the formal EEOC complaint form doesn't have a category called "Profiling" which is what WNMU is doing (and then WASTE the time of all people they interviewed because they were only doing so to "checkmark" the box: applicants interviewed). Mine was even more special: white girl from back East. And, let's underscore how much of our time they wasted: SIX MONTHS! If nothing else, it's been a lesson in discrimination - something I wasn't used to until living in No Mexico Borderland. Frankly, I think competence scares them. Maybe it was intimidating words I used like "performance management", "accountability", and "return-on-investment ".
EEOC also doesn't have a category called "personality-driven interview process". Rees was so far off the focus of the interview (job skills?), after her daughter called (yes, during the interview and she took the call, and they talked for a few minutes), she then launched into her travels, places she's lived, including Scotland and San Diego - where, I believe she said she met her husband (and I'm thinking do I care, and what about the Director job and my skills being an excellent match?) Oh, and FYI to those who may be interested, Rees said she'll be retiring in a couple of years. And, no, after all these years, she still doesn't know how to dress professionally, or manage her hair.
At the point I'm showing her brochures I've created, university certificate programs I've authored, etc., she looks at me "totally blank" (and clearly not familiar with my resume, WNMU application, or any supplemental documents I sent) and asks, "do you have a degree in Marketing"?
It was hopeless.
But, the worst interview on record would have to be the Director position for the T or C Learning Center (same job-same pay as the Deming MVLC Director position) last May. The selection was already decided before interviews were conducted. They just couldn't legally keep Karen Weber in the interim director position without going through a formal interview process. So, unknowingly, what took me hours of preparation, in order to be knowledgeable about area student populations, degree programs and needs, faculty and staff challenges and opportunities, my expected one hour interview (as told to be expected by HR), was reduced down to a 15-minute interview - and by PHONE! Rees had the most cold-fish, no acknowledgement responses I'd every heard from any interviewer in my whole career!
Should've known applying for the Deming Director position would be a waste of time, and then get interviewed again only to be manipulated.
#7 Jan 14, 2012
Stand down. The EEOC brought us that black counselor who worked with high school kids and got fired for his predelictions.
#8 Jan 15, 2012
Hey Billy, what's your point? Profiling at WNMU (and include nepotism)is better than following the law? Your example is poor, and does not address the issue.
Get more experience. Learn how WNMU manages people, then if you believe the man was a misstep because of EEOC, you're not understanding its purpose.
Ever worked for WNMU? Please comment.
And, "stand down" is a domineering command, there kiddo. I guess it's something the borderland, especially males, seem to believe gives authority. Or do you like the Y,S,T approach - you know, yelling, screaming and threatening?
Try respect. Why don't you spend your timing teaching these folks how to properly use an apostrophe?
No kidding, I saw this sign in a local Deming store:
Hot Dogs's $1,49
And, WNMU graduates people who write like this! I've corrected their papers. Comments all the way to the Provost don't matter. "Just get 'em through", they say, "Deming needs the nubmers".
#9 Jan 16, 2012
(spoken quietly) I'm right.
#10 Mar 7, 2012
Do over? C'mon. Let's do this all over again. Listen, I don't know if the school hired right or not. Alls I know is this: when I tried to nail down who in the school hired this black councillor; ignoring his lack of credentials to please the E.E.O.C. even at the risk of what he (of course) eventually done to our local school kids, you won't find me to be such a concilliatory opponent, Ma'am.
#11 Mar 7, 2012
Oh, and rebuffed at every turn, phone call, hand off, reply. Suddenly NObody knew anything about their job but just kept saying things like, "I'm a payroll manager, but I have not clue about HOW payroll is calculated,.....Honest........ ..IT WASN'T MY FAULT!!!!!"
#12 Mar 7, 2012
...furthermore, in protest of the idea that blacks should get away with anything and everything in the name of E.E.O.C. I posted that annoying truth about Leopold on MLK day just to rub mud in the eye of those who think that we pale people owe anybody ANYTHING.
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