astrid-glynn-borneoWho would have thought that Borneo would have a role in the resignation of United States Department of Trade Commissioner Astrid Glynn [picture, left]

As strange as it may seems, the Borneo vacation seems to have precipitated her resignation from the post that pays her USD160,000 a year.

Glynn flew to Borneo on a three-week vacation in March as officials were rushing to get out USD$1.1 billion in stimulus money for road and bridge projects. Her absence made contractors “frustrated and nervous”, reports said.

Glynn has tendered her resignation, effective May 8, saying, she wants to spend time with her family in suburb Boston.

Daily News quoted her as saying that, “This is something I have been thinking about for some time. We are at the point in the cycle when it is time for me to move on.”

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