A retiring Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission manager filled out the exit survey workers are given when they leave the job—and sent his less-than-pleased answers to the questionnaire to all 2,000+ employees at the Commission. "When they asked for an honest exit interview, I gave them one," a laughing Michael Stuban tells the Philadelphia Daily News. "I sent it minutes before I officially retired [on Thanksgiving day]." The 58-year-old, who had been with the Commission for 35 years, blasted "out of touch" higher-level managers who only care about themselves, incompetent employees hired only due to political connections, and a "rudderless" agency with "no morale" among his fellow employees for the past five years.
His response set off a chain of "reply all" messages: "Want to get away? Southwest is offering great fares..." wrote one employee. A former state senator, chairman of the Commission, wrote that he was "grateful" to have never met Stuban. "He did miss the point," Stuban tells the Daily News. "If it was an effective company and someone told you there are problems and no morale, you don't have to believe me, but maybe someone should check into it."