Wednesday, December 13, 2023

SECU - Character Requires Honesty: Sometimes Painefully So... #7   Thomas Paine

"Character is much easier kept than recovered."

  This is simply not the truth:  

Leigh Brady  [CUToday - 10/202023]

 “… Let me be clear on that group of members; 28 of those 32 were SECU retirees,” said Brady. “These were members where Blaine gave them a sheet of paper and said ‘You read this. And gave the next one a sheet of paper and said, ‘Now you read this.’ They were holding papers where Blaine gave them talking points. And they were supposed to stand up during the comment section and read their comments.”

Brady said she knows for a fact that is what occurred."


  Easy to watch and kibbitz from the safety of the sidelines but...  

What would you do?   If you - as an employee, Board member, or just a regular member - were in Leigh Brady's shoes?



  1. Apologize, eat crow, grovel. Admit it was absolutely wrong. Write CUToday and retract the statement admitting it was wrong. No buts. No "operating under a good-faith belief that there was an orchestration of prepared remarks" lawyerease. Just straight forward apology. Then I would resign. But I would never have made that statement to begin with.......

  2. What would I do? I'd be terrified. Caught in a HUGE lie that slandered many people's good name and honest, heartfelt efforts to save SECU. Knowing I had an attorney breathing down my neck, I would "disappear" just like Haze. I wouldn't want to continue in a position knowing that I had lost every single bit of respect the membership and employees ever had in me.

  3. Do the only honest thing. Apologize so we can all move on.

  4. Be the leader not the title.

  5. Thank you, Julian! Us employees really appreciate you taking the time to look in the deceitful practices that SECU has dealt with the past couple of years! Brady slipped up! Time for her to pay! As she should

  6. I wouldn’t make business or life decisions based on the postings of an internet blog and the comments on it.

    1. Totally agree, I'd just do the right thing and fess up. Honesty is the best policy, right?

    2. Jim Hayes was dumb enough to leave a paper trail of his emails. He told us what he was planning to do. Automate. Centralize. RBL. Reduce branch staff. Hiring freezes. No tax program. Dismantling MLRC. Reduce the role of advisory boards so they can consolidate power to a few select people. Secu was built in a for 80+ years to fend off corruption. They are simply trying to dismantle this and bring in your typical corporate America culture that everyone hates. Get industry standard out of here and let us do our jobs!

    3. Go inside a modern bank. 1 or 2 tellers. Maybe 2 loan officers. That’s why nobody goes inside anymore because the banks have poor service. We had full staffed tellers and loan officers. Staff the branches up! Can’t have a couple of people doing everything in each branch.

    4. It’s industry standard to layoff workers. I want no part of that. We have families to feed. We don’t get special bonuses and million dollar deals like Hayes and company do where they can afford to lose their job.

  7. Brady and board are making secu irrelevant to members and nc. Never witnessed such a plunge from respect to ruin without cause.

  8. Leigh if you continue to lie the cu dies.

  9. "Character is much easier kept than recovered."

    Just like "Industry Standard", it's hard to get rid of once it has infected your culture!
    If it can be done ...

    'THEY' don't care about those struggling to make a decent life for their family...
    Sorry folks, no room at the inn for you!
    We have to worry about our profits and A paper members sleeping well at night ...
    Let them eat 'pie' ...

  10. Where have we heard this before?
    A powerful activist investor is escalating his battle over the future of Disney in a long-simmering feud with CEO Bob Iger and the company’s management, trying to gain two seats on Disney’s board.

    Trian Fund Management will nominate Nelson Peltz, its founder, and Jay Rasulo, a former Disney chief financial officer, for election to Disney’s board, the investment firm said Thursday. This comes after Trian in November launched a new bid for seats on Disney’s board — a move the media conglomerate turned down — reigniting its battle from earlier this year.

    Disney over the past year has struggled mightily with a surprising number of flops, declining viewership for movies and linear television, along with massive losses in its streaming business. Peltz is looking for a turnaround.