When you hire someone for a high level job, many times you might be aware of someone’s potential abilities based on past accomplishments or credentials.
A good portion of the time those people will work out and everything will continue to run smoothly. Then you get the people that turn out to be complete and total duds.
Take for instance, there was a company that I worked for during the first year and a half I was out of the military. It was a company where you would have a crew of about maybe a dozen people and then one supervisor making sure everything ran smoothly. After about four months the supervisor I was hired under left for another job and they hastily brought another person on.
That person lasted all of two weeks because as it turned out they person lied on their resume to the point where they had never even worked in the industry that he was going to be a supervisor for. He ended up costing the company a pretty valuable contract as a result of his incompetence and they canned him one day. You can look like you know what you are doing but you have to actually know once you get there.
President Donald Trump leveled insults at Rex Tillerson on Thursday, calling him “ill equipped” and “dumb as a rock” after his former secretary of state claimed the president was not prepared during a 2017 summit with Russian President Vladimir Putin.
“Rex Tillerson, a man who is ‘dumb as a rock’ and totally ill prepared and ill equipped to be Secretary of State, made up a story (he got fired) that I was out-prepared by Vladimir Putin at a meeting in Hamburg, Germany,” Trump tweeted.
“I don’t think Putin would agree. Look how the U.S. is doing!” he added.
The president’s comments came after Tillerson told the House Foreign Affairs Committee on Tuesday that Putin was better prepared than Trump ahead of the two leaders’ 2017 meeting in Hamburg, Germany, according to The Washington Post.
“The U.S. side anticipated a shorter meeting for exchanging courtesies, but it ballooned into a globe-spanning two-hour-plus session involving deliberations on a variety of geopolitical issues,” The Post reported, citing anonymous committee aides.
“We spent a lot of time in the conversation talking about how Putin seized every opportunity to push what he wanted,” one committee aide told The Post.
“There was a discrepancy in preparation, and it created an unequal footing.”
Trump fired back following Tillerson’s reported remarks, saying in a statement to The Post that he was “perfectly prepared” for the summit.
“We did very well at those meetings,” the president said.
It’s not the first time Trump and Tillerson, who served as CEO of Exxon Mobil before becoming secretary of state, have squabbled.