Hey, that's not me bestowing that particular appellation upon Dallas Fire-Rescue Chief Eddie Burns -- that's from last year's round-up of America's Worst Bosses, where Burns ranked No. 1. You probably know why -- all those sexual harassment and discrimination suits piled up at Burns's feet, which have cost the city millions and counting in legal fees. Anyway. He's out effective September 1.
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City Manager Mary Suhm's memo to DFR employees follows. She writes he's going "to pursue business opportunities," identified by Scott Goldstein as the Center City Bar & Grill in Arlington, which looks nice -- Burns certainly appears to be enjoying himself. Suhm has a few nice parting words for Burns, who, she writes, is responsible for some "positive enhancements to the organization" during his five-plus-year tenure as chief. No mention of that other award, though.