The Slovenia Times

Paper fears staffing mess bad for Gen-I


Koper - Primorske Novice expressed concern in Saturday's commentary about the departure of Robert Golob from the helm of electricity retailer Gen-I amidst a staffing dispute. It argues this could end up dragging a successful company down into the doldrums.

The paper acknowledges nobody is irreplaceable, but says that replacing Golob is tantamount to "switching a strong horse," considering that Gen-I is a success story but also a company that requires leadership and vision.

"Honestly, the staffing pool in the energy sector is not very deep and there are few experts such as Golob. And entrusting Gen-I now to someone just because he is our guy is as immature as having Golob train [Tadej] Pogačar and [Primož] Roglič for the next Tour."

Political staffing has existed in all political blocs. But in the case of Gen-I, this already constitutes a risk for the company.

"It would be unacceptable if Gen-I lost its excellence in the long term due to political appetites and sank into the swamp of Slovenian banality," the paper concludes in You Don't Replace a Good Horse.


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