Wednesday, July 4, 2012

#LiquorLeaks reveals Jay's independence day

Resigned LDB "general managerator" Jay Chambers (right)  and "ex-Governator," Arnold Schwarzenegger.
Liquor Distribution Branch general manager Jay Chambers shocked workers at the moneymaking government enterprise on June 14 with a memo announcing his resignation. It said, in part:
"I am writing to advise you of my decision to resign from the Liquor Distribution Branch effective July 6, 2012. 
"It is with very mixed emotions that I have made this decision. Words cannot properly describe just how much I have enjoyed being the General Manager of the LDB. However, I have been in this job for over 15 years and I feel that it is time for a change, both for me and the LDB.
"I have accepted an offer to be the President of the Motor Vehicle Sales Authority of BC..."
Lo and behold, Chambers is leaving two days earlier than announced -- according to a July 4 farewell party invite sent by his secretary to staff.

You are invited to come by the Conference Centre TODAY between 3 and 4 p.m. to give your best wishes to Jay, on his last day at the LDB. 
Wednesday, July 4, 2012  
Drop in between 3:00 – 4:00 p.m., in the Conference Centre at 2625 Rupert 
Please join us to wish him the best, cookies will be served: 
After more than 18 years Jay Chambers is leaving the Liquor Distribution Branch (LDB). Jay has been the General Manager of the LDB since January 1997. He joined the LDB in January 1994 as the Director of Store Operations, and in March 1994 he became the Executive Director of Retail Services.  He will be missed! 
Cindy Dahlke 
Executive Administrative AssistantGeneral Manager's Office| BC Liquor Distribution Branch

Now it's up to chief financial officer Roger Bissoondatt to lead the organization through its milestone warehousing and distribution privatization, until a new boss is hired. If, that is, the government actually goes ahead with a privatization that has been described as "tainted" by NDP critic Shane Simpson and compared with the 2003 BC Rail privatization that the BC Liberals have still not fully explained. A shortlist of six bidders as published July 3 and there are intriguing connections between most of them.

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