Big News! Chesapeakes Hires One New Employee – a Lawyer

Stop Press! This is really big news… After laying off some 1,200 people last year (see The Great Chesapeake Massacre: Lawler Fires 800 People in One Day), Chesapeake Energy’s CEO Doug Lawler has hired one new employee–a lawyer. And not just any lawyer, but the former Secretary of the Environment for the state of Oklahoma. In unrelated news, the handful of people who still work at Chesapeake have once again voted their company onto the Fortune 100 Best Companies to Work For list–for a seventh straight year. Right. We wonder whose hands were greased for that one? Anyone notice big full page ads for Chessy now appearing in Fortune?

Below are a pair of recent press releases from Chesapeake, announcing the appointment of Miles Tolbert to lead the environmental health and safety group at Chessy’s HQ in Oklahoma City (rumor is he has an entire empty floor of offices to himself), and the announcement about the faux Fortune 100 list…

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