"EVEN THE LOSERS" tom petty & the heartbreakers
Baby even the losers get lucky some times
Even the losers keep a little bit of pride.
As some of you are already aware I'm not a big fan of city employee's along with not thinking much of the city administration. This is the perfect storm for me.
With all the hubbub of the city manager's resignation I completely forgot about the Painesville Service Department employee that was ceremonial fired by the leadership of department heads and acting city manager Doug Lewis. Rest assuredly he didn't receive a $171,000.00 good-by package.
So knowing the administration wouldn't discuss this with me (in litigation).along with the fired employee told not to speak to anyone it left me to find out some facts on the case from people close to the situation without using their names or positions.
First question is he going to fight the discharge? Yes he is. All this the first step is an arbitration board
now I am not aware of what kind of setup the city and their unions have but I might guess three from management and three from labor.
What I have learned? The city already has three strikes against them?
It will be asked and answered was this dumping material behind the power plant practiced in the past? The city could admit to it as well as a city employee telling the arbitrators it was.
Had the crew finished the jobs assigned to them that day? Had anyone been reprimanded for overtime violation for say dumping extra asphalt on say Lynch Ave.? Strike ONE!
Was the employee fired a union steward? Unions hold a special spot in their heart's for unpaid union representation. Believe me it's a thankless job and puts you in uncomfortable situations, along with the thought of management if we can so easily get rid of him. Youall better get with the program. This fact will be important to all arbitrator's. There are times either side needs help, this one is easy.
Now I've been told this fired employee has worked for the city for 27 years? It took you people 27 years to figure out you want to fire him?
Was any thief involved? any Immoral issue? just two wheel barrel loads of asphalt?
Now the executive director lives in Warren, Ohio and is provided a city vehicle because he's on call? On call two hours away? The other director lives in Mayfield Hts. and also receives a city vehicle for the same reason. Hope the fill out the correct boxes on their W-2 forms? Can we say special treatment?
What if the employee wins/? ATM Ain't Their Money! a public company would not enter into a situation like this , to easy to lose and the company bottom line might suffer.
This service department seems to have an abnormal amount of problems two recently hired city mechanics quit to work for other municipalities? How's that brine salting project going to work better this year? FYI that street sweeper causes more dirt than it picks up. Only three employee's can operate Vactor? Seems like another violation of union contract?
One director estimated a new water line and crib into Lake Erie at 10 million dollars? Now 14.9 million what was he using to estimate? Question; should he be reprimanded?
I hope this employee gets every dime he can out of the city. Harsh? Well after all this employee is going through he filed for unemployment benefits, In true Painesville fashion Painesville denied his claim? That takes the cake.
Is it me or does the City seem somewhat Bi-Polar on treating employee's
If the facts in this case are the way they are both parties should agree to reinstatement. Along with putting all this behind them. But that's just me.
I'd like to here the thought of resident's.
I was thinking to myself "wondered how long before Obamacare got blamed for the EpiPen fiasco? Yesterday FOXNEWS answered that question. It isn't the middlemen, greed of Mylan no it's Obamacare..... How can I verify this?
No what you do is check what a single pay socialized system like Canada. Well those commies have limited the price to Chinooks to $120.00 no $600.00 oh, and Mylan doesn't sell it in Canada Pfizer is licensed to sell it there?
Let's make America Great Again! Oh, those hat's are made by Mexicans some illegally here in California!