- Mar 19, 2010
Thanks - I appreciate the honesty as I know you knew him well.re: "hints he had issues" I think many people suggested that without much foundation.
What he did was in my eyes extraordinarily out of character, and I suspect/know extremely drug related. I knew him very well, dinners at my house / coached my daughter a couple of years etc, so my comments are based on my personal experience with him, not second hand via a childs eyes.
The reality possibly is, that when he was first employed several years prior, there may not have been a problem, but in the ensuing years, a drug problem manifested itself.
I'm not sure how you catch what was probably a spiral out of control as opposed to, he came to Perisher with significant existing problems.
Probably would never have picked it up as part of the initial onboarding process, but may have exposed it as part of ongoing drug testing of staff. I don't personally have an issue with drug testing of staff, but some people do.
PWSC was pretty much cleaned out from the top down following that incident, and doubt that the current senior leadership will have a similar problem. But hey you never know.
On your other points I tend to agree.