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Written on Former Lady Vols Sports Information Director Debby Jennings Considers Legal Action Against UT:

in response to NewEnglander:

LincolnMKS: The point is not the retirement. The problem is that she was forced into retirement due to discrimination, which is against the law. And to suggest that she no longer brought value to the company (university) is silly, considering the amount of awards she's received over the years and the type of program she helped build next to Summitt. Summitt, of course, deserves the credit for that, but Jennings was right there the whole time dealing with the media, no small feat with such a high-profile team. She was not just some state worker, she held a position with influence and did an exceptional job.

Can it be proven she was forced to retire because of gender? I doubt it. I do not doubt she done her job well based on the recognition she received, but at the end of the day does the department make money? If not a decision can be made to eliminate the position. Tennessee is the only University in the country with separate Athletic departments. Hello! Its time to trim the fat, we do not 50 AD's with duties overlapping.

Written on Former Lady Vols Sports Information Director Debby Jennings Considers Legal Action Against UT:

Maybe it could have been handled another way, who knows. But I am sick of these entitled state workers that have been on the public teet for years and think they are owed a job for life. I work in the private sector, and If my services are no longer needed or I dont bring value to the company, my job will be eliminated. Your employer will tell you when to retire, not you Debby. I am sure she done a great job, but that doesnt guarantee you a job as long as she would like. To say that she dedicated her entire adult life to UT like she wasnt compensated with great benefits is irresponsible. Face it folks, the women's department does not produce any revenue. Pat was great enough of a coach and ambassador of the women's game to at least make it break even. Life is not fair and you are not entitled to a job until you decide you want to retire. Welcome to the real world state workers!

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