Don't expect your new boss to fit into your old boss's mould.
Words senior managers in Nelson Mandela Bay Municipality may be wise to heed this week following reports of tensions with new political bosses over alleged interfering with jobs and tenders at city hall.
Reports suggest that two senior managers have been instructed to postpone the filling of vacancies and tenders.
Speaking to Bongani Bingwa, Nelson Mandela Bay Metropolitan City Manager Johann Mettler says he was very concerned when he received those reports.
There was a memorandum and an email that instructed for tenders to be put on hold, for a list of contractors, as well as jobs to be placed on hold.— Johann Mettler, Nelson Mandela Bay Metropolitan City Manager
I have instructed my staff to resist it on the basis that it's a gross interference.— Johann Mettler, Nelson Mandela Bay Metropolitan City Manager
He says orders of that nature must be as a result of a council resolution.
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