published Tuesday, December 20th, 2011

Two Chattanooga area bosses named among America’s worst

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Two local officials have been named among the 100 worst bosses in America.

The website put former Chattanooga General Services Director Paul Page and former Murray County Commissioner David Ridley, who both left their positions this year after facing sexual harassment claims, on the list, released today.

Page retired in October amid intense public scrutiny of two sexual harassment claims. Both incidents occurred just months apart in 2008 and involved different women, according to newspaper archives.

Page worked for the city for six years and is eligible for $11,549 a year in retirement funds.

Ridley resigned in March citing personal reasons, but an EEOC complaint by a veteran county employee surfaced weeks after his resignation. The county employee later sued Ridley and Murray County, a lawsuit that was settled out of court in November.

An eBossWatch panel of workplace experts selected and ranked the worst bosses from across the country, according to a news release from eBossWatch.

To date, the 2011 America’s Worst Bosses have cost their employers more than $145 million in monetary damages and lawsuit settlement payments, the release said.

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Salsa said...

Another achievement for the Littlfield administration!

December 20, 2011 at 11:17 a.m.
esaletnik said...

That's quite an accomplishment. The Chattanooga metro area is 97th in population yet they have 2% of the bad bosses.

December 20, 2011 at 3:01 p.m.
Lr103 said...

What does an entire administration has to do with one man's bad decisions? You're in the wrong story if you're looking to attack teh mayor.

December 20, 2011 at 3:02 p.m.

Lr103. Do you even know the Paul Page story? I suspect you don't. Do some research.

December 20, 2011 at 3:26 p.m.
dennis said...

I know Paul Pages work history with both Chattanooga and the the City of Ft. Oglethorpe. That mans needs to be put in prison and the keys thrown away. But no, the City of Chattanooga lets him retire and gives him 11,000.00 dollars a year for being a worthless boss at the city of Chattanooga. Who else to blame buut that wonderful man we know as Ron Littlefield. Look into his history an see the grave yard that he has left behind.

December 20, 2011 at 7:43 p.m.
MasterChefLen said...

It is interesting how silent Ron Littlefield is about this matter. What a bozo.

December 20, 2011 at 8:02 p.m.
SavartiTN said...

I'd like to see a Worst Builder list. I would bet that the monetary damages would top the ones quoted here.

December 20, 2011 at 9:52 p.m.
Salsa said...

Lr103 , Ron Littlefiled's administration of city government (in which Paul Page was a major player) has everything to do with this story. You are in the wrong story if you are looking to defend the mayor.

December 20, 2011 at 10:53 p.m.
terrybham said...

It is good that a person's only alternative to someone like these two would be to leave. This is what happens when you vote away what little power you may have once had. The old saying "ignorance is bliss" would apply here. For every action there is a reaction. When you vote in the GOP, this is what you get. This is all you deserve.

December 21, 2011 at 11:49 a.m.
jesse said...


just what the hell are you tryin to say??

man ,you need to lay of the meds OR bump up the dose!!

December 21, 2011 at 1:18 p.m.
Bumpkin said...

Jesse, you could probably help him bump up the dose with that little operation you have going in your trailer.

December 22, 2011 at 2:01 a.m.
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