glamman wrote: ↑Fri Sep 14, 2018 5:23 pm
I’m afraid you have a rather bizarre insight into employing people. The risk was taken by the club. Cook could be back in South Africa going through his preseason there. He didn’t ask to play here.
I've never been an employer, but I have been employed in the workplace, principally in Management, for more years than I care to remember.
I've seen people sacked for doing more than Cook.
It's a pity that he isn't " back in South Africa ", since his performances to date, and I know he is only 50% of the way through his short contract, have been abysmal. He is getting money under false pretenses when you consider he was employed to, a) score runs, b) inspire and teach younger players, c) be a major contributor into the well being/good feelings in the dressing room.
He has clearly failed in a); doubtful that he has inspired anybody, c) I am unable to comment on this one.
I have nothing against Cook, but his appointment has been another expensive mistake, and I feel fully justified in criticising him.
Making excuses for his ineffective performances, I leave to others.
Perhaps YOU have " a rather bizarre insight " into what an employee is expected to do.
You have already intimated that he had not played for quite a while, and that expectations should be watered down. I don't go along with that.