This is the opening of an article written by Karen Farkas for Celevland.com:
“AKRON, Ohio – A $556.40 olive jar in University of Akron President Scott Scarborough’s bedroom has become the flashpoint for those upset at the cost of renovations to the president’s home at a time when 161 employees lost their jobs.
“The furnishings from Alan Garren Interiors and $375,000 worth of construction were paid for with private donations. But the university also paid about $435,000 in tax dollars to companies and university employees working on the home,
“The olive jar’s Facebook page, created Thursday, lists it as a public figure. The profile picture is of an antique Greek olive jar with a red “SOLD” across it.
“Among the comments was this exchange: “Do you, Olive Jar, have job security? Is there a threat you may be ‘let go’ or replaced by say, a Ming Vase???” Olive Jar responded “I’m trying to figure out if there’s a way to outsource my job. If there is, I’m screwed.”
“The jar also wonders about its future on Twitter. . . .”
Karen Farkas’s Complete article can be found at: http://www.cleveland.com/metro/index.ssf/2015/08/a_556_olive_jar_in_university.html