Two days ago Colin Fiske, the current CEO, was in the checkout line at the Arcata Coop and remarked to the cashier that there would be eighteen employees let go in January after the holidays. This caused a SEVERE wave of shock and depression, totally under the surface, as the word spread like wildfire among employees. As a CEO, this is just one example of Colin’s ignorance of management and sensitivity. THIS GUY MUST GO! We don’t care if he was the King of GMO Free Humboldt ! He has just ruined the Season for 223 families as they await the touch of HR’s axe. Last night at the board of directors meeting Michelle, the Human Resource director, was SO CONCERNED that she spent 95% of her time surfing the web for Christmas gifts and ignoring the overflow crowd of pissed off members. The author sat behind her and watched. Neither of these bits of news is anecdotal. Christmas will be fun as heck, naturally, for her.