Letter to the Editor: Not good for business
BY Margaret Been, Tulsa
Saturday, March 02, 2013
3/02/13 at 7:43 AM
Re: Councilor Blake Ewing vs. Tulsa Police Department: It is a very simple basic rule that we must all follow to create harmony, and that is to always try to do the right thing. When running businesses such as Ewing's there are numerous compliance codes that must be met, and he or the employees he hires to handle his business affairs are responsible to be in compliance at all times.
I worked in the investment management business for more than 20 years, and it was my job to make sure all activities I performed were in compliance with very strict rules and regulations. Hence, when the auditors (in Ewing's case, the Tulsa police officers) came into our office I was confident that I had done my job well enough to make me and my superiors look good ... and in compliance. Also, our auditors stayed for days, while Ewing only endured a routine "bar check." Why is he the only business owner - out of the 200 bar checks that have been made since last October - complaining? Was he not in compliance?
And let me add that I am one of Councilor Ewing's constituents and am very disappointed in his recorded arrogant words of discontent with the police officers. His actions are not good for business or votes ... especially mine!
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