Maybe TenHaken needs to take his own advice when it comes to employees and social media

I’m guessing the city’s wellness coordinator may have an issue with this.

Remember what TenHaken said in 2012 about employees sharing political views on social media;

Ten Haken said he is no stranger to a good political debate on his Facebook and Twitter, but airing out your political feelings online can be a social media ‘don’t’ because it can come back to haunt you.  Rants and fights online can not only wreck personal relationships, but even put your job in jeopardy.

“It’s just safe to kind of walk the middle of the road and if you’re going to post about politics.  There’s nothing wrong with engaging in politics, but just not in such a polarizing way,” Ten Haken said.

Paul went on to comment in the thread;

Paul Ten Haken on 09.24.12 at 6:50 am

The takeaway from the story is that employers (self included) don’t necessarily appreciate overly controversial bantor and talk that can create a rift in a company’s culture. Politics, religion, sports, etc. are certainly not taboo, but extreme left and right views can make an employer question the “fit” someone will be in a work environment that the employer has painstakingly built.

And who can forget his Deputy COS’s comments just months (7/11/17) before being hired to work for the administration;

It seems Paul needs to step back and take his own advice before hiring certain individuals to work for the city.



17 comments ↓

#1 T on 09.13.18 at 12:46 pm

What a potty mouth. Does he kiss his mother with that mouth?

#2 JKC on 09.13.18 at 12:53 pm

“Mulligans” to conservatives are like wormholes to physicists. They make the math much easier; and in the case of conservatives, it allows them to worm into a whole new universe of denial.

#3 l3wis on 09.13.18 at 2:03 pm

Mulligans? More like Hypocrisy.

#4 JKC on 09.13.18 at 3:55 pm

True, but I am just using their terminology to effect the contradiction or hypocrisy.

#5 TAXPAYER on 09.13.18 at 4:34 pm

Salary $147,576.00

Benefits @ 30% (low end) 44,272.80

Total Compensation* $191,848.00

*Information received directly from the Mayor’s Office

Questions: What institution is his four-year undergraduate degree from?

What year did he graduate?

#6 l3wis on 09.13.18 at 4:41 pm

He has a degree in Pizza Pie Makin. What more do you need?

https://www.linkedin.com/in/jason-reisdorfer-b350b488

Also Augie, not sure if he graduated;

Augustana University (SD)

Mathematics

1998 – 2001

#7 anominous on 09.13.18 at 4:42 pm

Perhaps we are just witnessing a political hiring spoils-system?

#8 l3wis on 09.13.18 at 4:43 pm

It says in the press release he only ‘attended’ Augie;

“Reisdorfer is a Sioux Falls native and attended Augustana University.”

http://siouxfalls.org/news/2018/September/11/appointment

It would be interesting to see if they will pay a director 6 figures a year without a college degree (or even an associates degree).

#9 Rachel on 09.13.18 at 6:05 pm

I’d like to think that Augie has more enlightened alumni, but that’s not the case here. And yes, he is a hypocrite

#10 SD Vet on 09.13.18 at 10:34 pm

Crown Royal? Don’t know yet if he can lead an IT shop, but he sure knows good whiskey. Solid.

#11 scott on 09.14.18 at 7:01 am

what kind of whiskey would jesus drink?

#12 The Guy from Guernsey on 09.14.18 at 11:15 am

There is lot to be admired about the work environment and business culture at Weisser Distributing. But the Director of Operations of a warehouse operation bragging on social media about consuming liquor at work ? There isn’t a Loss Prevention Department in any insurance company, anywhere that would see that as an acceptable behavior.

#13 Don Draper on 09.14.18 at 2:24 pm

What? No drinking at work Guy from Guernsey? Blasphemous.

#14 Eric Weisser on 09.15.18 at 1:51 am

The WD beverage cart is one of our perks at Weisser Distributing usually saved for hitting a new milestone, or celebrating a big win. Our perks don’t stop there.

We also offer VTO (Volunteer Time Off). This time can be used to serve on a non-profit board, join your kids on a field trip, or volunteer as part of a team for a service project like habitat for humanity.

If you are full or part time employee, you accrue paid time off.

You do not have to put a dime into your 401k, but we believe so strongly in planning for your future, we put 3% of your salary into it for you.

Every Monday we have food catered in from a variety of local restaurants. Every other Thursday we cater in Buffalo Wild Wings.

Every quarter we get together as a staff (and guest) for an off site party or event.

We have followed the lead of many tech giants (Yelp, Twitter, Trello, and Zillow) with these kinds of benefit’s and we are not yet satisfied. A culture committee made up of employees from each of our departments has the mandate to keep employee turnover as low as possible.

Interested in learning more? Follow us on Facebook. Better yet, fill out an application: WeisserDistributing.com/employment

#15 Blasphemo on 09.15.18 at 4:06 pm

Eric Weisser: “The WD beverage cart is one of our perks at Weisser Distributing usually saved for hitting a new milestone, or celebrating a big win.” That’s a nice bit of damage control, but not how your loose lipped loudmouth partner characterizes your wholesome little ‘cart’. BOOZE, not simply ‘beverage’ (implying Kool Aid & Cokes) . . . and “FridayS” (plural, as in a frequent if not weekly event), not “…usually SAVED for hitting a new milestone or celebrating a big win.” This kind of “Mad Men”-era management ritual may be fine for your 2000s-era paint & pliers warehouse, but immature and uncultured sensibilities like that have no place in modern day municipal management. Touting that is “…a social media ‘don’t’ because it can come back to haunt you” if you aspire to gigs beyond your current position.

#16 Warren Phear on 09.16.18 at 6:52 pm

The two snapshots on this post you provided are probably the most telling of this new administration. Sad. Believe me. This I can tell you.

#17 The Guy from Guernsey on 09.17.18 at 11:31 am

Thank you Mr Weisser for stopping by the comment section of the blog to register a noble attempt to make lemonade (an employee recruitment pitch) from a lemon (employee of your warehouse distribution business bragging about consuming liquor at the workplace on company time).

For the benefit of OSHA inspectors, as well as Loss Prevention Specialists and Claims Adjusters for insurance companies (not to mention attorneys for prospective future plaintiffs in workplace litigation), please confirm that liquor is part of The Beverage Cart available to employees (availability limited, of course, to those days/times endorsed by management).

Simply want to give you full opportunity to have your Hultgren Moment in documenting workplace practices to social media.

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