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Saturday, January 5, 2013

Complaints against new head of UGRU: Mark Richard Hill

Over the past few months, we have been receiving a number of complaints about UGRU's new manager, Mark Richard Hill. The complaints have ranged from a lackluster performance, general incompetence, inefficiency and a tendency to sit in his office and talk for hours about non-essential issues while making others wait outside his door. There was even one complaint from a well known ESL instructor who has since left UGRU in disgust (a common enough reason and who has published a book called Life Works) has observed that Mark finds it difficult to string sentences together when writing emails.  Others have complained he would leave the office early and spend the remainder of the day at Starbucks or frequenting one of Al Ain's many malls. Two have complained that when there is a problem or crisis, he is nowhere to be found, and even if he is, he simply shrugs his shoulders and passes the problem to someone else to solve.

But generally, the complaints point to someone out of his depth who is failing to galvanize UGRU and provide it with clear and decisive leadership.

More to follow.

3 comments:

  1. The problem is he just doesn't know what he's supposed to be doing. He ums and arhs and fumbles from one crisis to another!

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  2. At least he isn't as bad as the last head of UGRU, Razak.

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  3. Look, Mark Hill is gay and that's that! He's also an imbecile and a very lonely guy.

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