|Postal must be a pretty good place to work||12x23|
Jan 7, 2003 4:28 PM
|Looks like the USPS roster is pretty much unchanged for 2003. Well, except for "lil Museeuw."|
|Minus The Fired Frankie A...Maybe its not so bright and shiny||BigLeadOutGuy|
Jan 7, 2003 6:04 PM
|good thing "little museeuw" got out while he can, im sure he didnt wanna end up like frankie...left high and dry with no job and too late in the off season to find one!|
Jan 7, 2003 9:20 PM
|true, frankie was not offered a riding slot on the team and he may have had a "forced retirement" as far as his riding career, but doesn't frankie now have a managerial job with the usps team?|
|no they fired him unexpectedly||BigLeadOutGuy|
Jan 8, 2003 3:09 AM
|he was team manager but they fired him without any notice. as if that wasnt bad enough they waited so late into the off season thats in near impossible for him to find another job.|
Jan 8, 2003 7:19 AM
|USPS didn't fire him, and it wasn't without notice. They offered him less money for this year and he decided to walk away.
"This comes to me as a surprise and is a sad ending to a wonderful job," Andreu said in a written statement. "I did receive an offer from the team to stay but felt the offer would not have allowed me to do the quality job that the USPS team deserved. I believe it would have sacrificed my self respect to hold onto to the position under the new terms."
He was only the domestic team director, and only for major events such as Redlands, USPro week, and the SF Grand Prix. It was a part-time deal and I doubt he was getting rich doing it. He probably made more from his gig with Velosports vacations.
|FA said the new offer was only to "show up and drive the car"||Niwot|
Jan 8, 2003 2:37 PM
|Presumably that means that he was told he could be there on race day in the team car but that he would have little or no role in team management or direction. Like a basketball or football team that hires a popular former player as an assistant coach but gives him no substantive duties and just expects him to make personal appearances and be a cheerleader during games.|
|"Lil Museeuw" That's hysterical!||Sintesi|
Jan 8, 2003 7:15 AM
|That kid bugs me. I hope Quickstep makes him carry bidons for the next two seasons. : )|
|Me too, brother (nm)||12x23|
Jan 8, 2003 8:50 AM