How come he don't come and P.I.P with me
Down at the meter no more?
How come he turned off the T.V.?
And hanged the sign on the door?
Well we call and we call, "How come?' we say
Hey, what could make a boy behave this-a-way, yeah?
And he learned all of the lines, now, and every time
He's gonna s-s-s-stutter when he talks
And it's true, it's true? He sure has acquired this kinda cool and inspired sorta jazz
when he walks
Where's his Pioneer jacket and blue jeans
If this ain't healthy, its some kinda clean
As Rickie Lee Jones once sang, Chuck E's in Love with his expatriate Pioneer buddies. It was reported on OrthoSpineNews that Chuck Reynold's also known as "Cat o' Nine Lives" landed his dream position as VP of Sales with Spine Smith and Ceiling Technologies. It's kind of funny that OSN only reports hirees that they place, but what can one expect from an executive search firm? Interestingly in the preceding blog post, someone commented that the problem with spine is that there is no continuity when it comes to employment. They marveled that five years was considered a lifetime. Well look at Chuck.......Bristol Meyers, Synthes, Osteotech, Surgical Dynamics, Globus, Lanx, Pioneer and now Spine Smith all in a fifteen to twenty year career. What does that tell you about management in this industry? As for Chuck, it's game on. He will have to leverage all those consultancies that he and his Lanx friends initiated to walk the walk and talk the talk, because if he can't pull his markers this time, he will walk the plank like most in this industry do when they can't deliver those unrealistic expectations. As for an "innovative product portfolio" you've got to be kidding. SS's has major gaps in its portfolio.
TSB wants to know, will Chuck E be loved, or, will he eventually walk the plank?