The cable guy was here, but heâ€™s gone now.
Carl Vogel, CEO of Charter Communications, was in town this week to talk to employees in a town-hall-style meeting. Charterâ€™s employees met with the man at the Madonna Inn.
This week Vogel also sent employees an e-mail reminding them that they are expected to â€œadhere to the highest standards of ethical and legal behavior.â€? The memo also explained Charterâ€™s recent resolutions and settlements with the Securities and Exchange Commission after allegations of illegal behavior.
Charterâ€™s local general manager and vice president Ed Merrill said Vogelâ€™s visit did not signal any bad news, despite reports New Times has received of local layoffs.
â€œBasically Carl makes it a point to get out to all of the systems and get out in front of as many employees of Charter Communications as possible,â€? he said.
â€œWe just completed our rebuild of the North County,â€? Merrill continued. â€œSo weâ€™ve got to go back in and take a look at it; do we have the right people in the right positions going forward?â€?
Charter employs about 100 workers and 50 subcontractors in San Luis Obispo County.