Thursday, December 19, 2013

TKC BREAKING AND EXCLUSIVE NEWS!!! KANSAS CITY'S LOSS: FORMER CITY HALL COMMUNICATIONS DUDE DANNY ROTERT HIRED ON @ BURNS AND MCDONNELL!!!



Let's start the Kansas City morning with some bittersweet news regarding City Hall hiring practices and top ranking local government employees.

To wit . . .

WE'RE HAPPY TO REPORT THAT FORMER KANSAS CITY COMMUNICATIONS DUDE DANNY ROTERT HAS BEEN HIRED @ ENGINEERING COMPANY JUGGERNAUT BURNS & MCDONNELL!!!

Let's remember that OUR TKC BLOG COMMUNITY BROKE THIS STORY ABOUT MR. ROTERT'S DIPLOMA SNAFU before any other media outlet.

The sitch was silly and involved a silly college transcript beef . . . And just to show a bit of newsie/journalistic responsibility on this one . . . There was speculation that there might have been "more to this story" and that talk has now been put to rest with this upper level hire to a top company. Turns out HR @ City Hall is just that bad . . . Even though KCMO is willing to make accommodations for felons and "ban the box" thanks to political pressure . . .

NOW, most people realize . . .

Danny Rotert is an EXCEPTIONAL TALENT and he has long been one of EVERYBODY'S favorites in Kansas City's political scene.

A local insider offered a bit of insight on the Burns & Mac hire:

"Think about it. This was a smart move . . . Danny has worked for a few State Reps, a Congressman and the Mayor. He was on the market because of some kind of technicality but he certainly had the kind of knowledge and skill that a smart company would want to acquire . . ."

Real talk . . .

MAKING A GREAT HIRE LIKE DANNY ROTERT IS HOW BURNS & MAC STAYS WINNING WHILE CITY HALL LOSES ONE OF THEIR MOST PROLIFIC WORKERS!!!

Mr. Rotert was in the process of working to revamp the Mayor's and the city's website and make them much more useable . . . Now that process most certainly will take hit as Kansas City suffers a brain drain to much more savvy corporate interests. Natch.

21 Comments:

Anonymous said...

Good for Danny.

Even the Mayor knew he would land on his feet.

Probably making more cash at his new job anyway.

Anonymous said...

Yup, KC can look the other way and hire felons, thieves and every other nigger that applies, but if a white guy's transcript isn't exactly right, he's gone. Sounds fair....

Anonymous said...

He was white and is held to far different standards than minorites.

Agrippa said...

These second two comments are kind of stupid. Danny doesn't have a racist bone in his body.

Good that he was hired on somewhere better. City Hall can be such a stupid place.

Anonymous said...

Revolving door....Burns&Mac runs the City and sucks $millions from taxpayers for bloated overpriced projects.

More corp corruption!!

Anonymous said...

Danny doesn't have to have "a racist bone in his body". The hiring practices of Kansas City, have it all sewed up!! You're a nigger, you get hired. Case closed.

Anonymous said...

7:15, So true...

Anonymous said...

Shit, I had the under on stupid racist posts at 5. I'm losing that bet.

Do you refresh and troll this blog for even a tangential opportunity to vent hate?

chuck said...

7:56

Is a racist. He thinks only those with Tanned Genitals are qualified for work at City Hall.

Anonymous said...

They REALLY need to investigate the relationship between KCMO and Burns&Mac and how much money flows to them

Anonymous said...

Who is "they"????

Anonymous said...

Rotert was NOT that good. Instead, the glowing TKC post tells me that another kickass TKC tipster has landed....which is likely the "story behind the story" that got Rotert shit-canned in the first place.

Let's hope he's wizened up and doesn't pull this same shit at his new gig.

seanot said...

Another episode of everyone's favorite soap opera, "As the Door Revolves".

Anonymous said...

Or, "As the Stomach Turns"..

Anonymous said...

Danny is a good guy, glad he got out of city hall.

Anonymous said...

....which is likely the "story behind the story" that got Rotert shit-canned in the first place.

Let me guess, that POS Troy Schulte didn't like him?

Anonymous said...

Burns and Mac solidifies it's position as THE power brokers for the next 25 years.

What about the companies who backed the 'translational' medical research program? They were Burned and Smacked!

Have Hallmark, St. Luke's, Polsinelli, J.E. Dunn and others realized that they are no longer power brokers?

No power! Just broke!

Anonymous said...

@7:15 I could not agree more, I wouldn't want Burns & McDonnell standing at my back side on a bet ...thieves liars and useless to anyone but the needs of its board, I heard what they did to more than a few not for profits and chambers that crossed their path

Anonymous said...

2:00, Rotert was the mayor's pick for Communications director. Were you fired from the city or are you just a disgruntled employee with so much free time you can post on TKC in the middle of a workday afternoon? You must be in Public Works.

Anonymous said...

11:01; Pat, the rumor around city hall is the empire is about ready to collapse. Considering your background and skills, you might want to start looking for a new job now.

Anonymous said...

Sounds like we have at least one of many over paid-under qualified assistant city managers commenting here.