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Letter: Reader commends Sherry Castillo




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July 9, 2014 | 4,372 views | 22 comments

Editor:

Re: “Mayor’s vote breaks tie to reprimand manager,” July 2

In my many years of administering major personnel management programs (particularly, as Civilian Personnel Officer for Randolph Air Force Base), I found employee performance evaluation to be a problemsome area. Most supervisors found the evaluating and rating of subordinate employees distasteful and rather daunting. As a result, most ratings were skewed and overinflated. Thus, it rendered a very significant and necessary tool almost useless -- to both prospective selecting supervisors and employees who needed remedial action.

For that reason, I found Councilwoman Castillo’s referenced 26 June evaluation refreshing. It was well prepared, thorough, meaningful (not filled with platitudes), and clearly presented. Additionally, under the circumstances (open meeting -- which was at the request of Ms. Turner), it was remarkable in its necessary directedness.

I found Mr. Gibb’s presentation disparaging. What was wrong with the “more than 17 minutes” taken? Would a glib, cursory review have been more useful? Who determined the outlined deficiencies were “perceived?” Does he know that they were, in fact, not real? What does he mean by “went so far” in addressing attributes (in this case lack thereof) which are so vital in such a public, professional position? Here, again, why the word “alleging?” Does he know these deficiencies are not real?

Mr. Gibbs needs to report the news and not “color” them in such a way so as to further his personal opinion(s). That’s a disservice to your paper.

Thank you for your consideration.

ALFRED “FRED” Q. GONZALES

Floresville
 

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Chief Noetall  
Wise, Texas  
July 15, 2014 5:45pm
 
Does the city dock their pay when a member misses a meeting ? :-)

 
Franklin  
Floresville  
July 15, 2014 4:45pm
 
Ya know I think its chicken crap to trash someone during a city council meeting, know and hear about the backlash, skip the next city council meeting causing there not to be a quorum because you know people are going to let you ... More ›

 
Chief Noetall  
Wise, Texas  
July 11, 2014 6:57am
 
Tonto say, De flame may burn your purse. Kemo Sabe.

 
PRAIRIE GROUCH  
GRAND PRAIRIE TX  
July 11, 2014 6:42am
 
Spec Ops ... First amendment for me but not for thee ? So you want the WCN to be a semi free press ?

 
James Branum  
Grand Prarie, TX  
July 11, 2014 6:36am
 
Anonymous posters and other wimps. User IDs are fine when attacking another's viewpoint or political stance. Accusing one personally of criminal activity is entirely different. Prove it or forget it. If you have proof of ... More ›

 
Spec Ops  
Wilson  
July 10, 2014 10:19pm
 
When is WCN going to quit letting this guy post his commentaries. Fred you were part of the biggest corruption committee in Floresville history. Why don't you get out of here with your Colonel Jesse. You should be the last ... More ›

 
squawk box  
Pandora, Tx  
July 10, 2014 2:55pm
 
My previous comment has been reported to the WCN as being obscene and vulgar. My apology to the sensitive soul. Replacement follows....Hey Muse, that dumb large mouth bass struck the lure. Priceless. :-) I hope they ... More ›

 
The Marcelina Muse  
Dry Tank, TX  
July 10, 2014 12:21pm
 
Yep, I sincerely hope that Justified, the Law West of the Pecos, is not the judge at my trial.

 
Senior Citizen  
Wilson County  
July 10, 2014 11:45am
 
Justified, don't you know that it's all Bush's fault???? Or in Floresville, Miller's fault?

 
Justified  
Law West of the Pecos  
July 10, 2014 10:56am
 
Marcelina Muse, why is it Jim Miller's fault? Come on, back up your statement with some facts!

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