Shortly after his death, Kevin Morrissey became the “poster child” for advocates of the Workplace Bullying Institute’s Healthy Workplace Bill. So, it’s curious to see how unusually quiet they’ve been about the announcement of Ted Genoways’ resignation from VQR. In less than a week the news of Ted’s resignation generated roughly 20 google pages of articles.
This was entirely my decision. It’s a decision that my current boss, the Vice President of Research tried to talk me out of and offered some great options in terms of leave time and saying maybe if you had six months away and could come back that you’d feel better about all of this. And, in the end it really wasn’t about anything with the University or anything else. It was about this job that I really loved doing it’s just my interest was not there anymore…. it would be dishonest to say that it didn’t have anything to do with Kevin’s death and with all of the public tumult that followed that but ultimately I continued doing it for six (6) issues after all of that. So, I mean, it was possible to keep doing it. I just in some ways felt like I had sort of run my course with it.