Originally Posted by intelligentjetsfan
If I hire a contractor to do work on my house, he works for me. When we are discussing the job before a contract is signed I tell them exactly what I want. He works for me because I am paying him. If I ask him to do work on my house he may think to himself; "boy that is going to look silly, I would never do that to my house". Yet as a professional his job will be to do the job to the specifications of his employer.
Woody Johnson hires this firm to find him a general manager based on the perimeters that he wants. I do not believe Korn/Ferry turns down jobs because the person who hired them want to keep someone on his staff.
To compare some one-man show contractor to a public traded company like Korn/Ferry is apples and oranges. If this hire went as bad as people around here are assuming it is Jed Hughes and Korn/Ferry would never get another chance in the NFL simple as that.