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State workers must behave

August 29, 2013

The hot air in Albany is not only coming from the Sheridan Avenue Steam Plant, but also from bureaucrats who claim this time steps have been taken to solve misbehavior by state employees....

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Aug-29-13 11:25 AM

What is wrong with "you're fired"?

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Aug-29-13 11:52 AM

A few weeks back I was at the Saratoga Racecoure on a Wednesday. We got there at 11:00AM to get a picnic table in the backyard. A half dozen tables were already reserved with a placard on each table that said "OGS". The "OGS" all arrived at a little after noon, filled the tables full of food and beverages, and left as a group a little after 4:00PM. My though was that they were on the "clock", and left to get back to the job by 5 to sign out. I hope I am wrong, but it falls in line with the lack of supervision at OGS.

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Aug-29-13 12:32 PM

I'll be sadly disappointed if ToT can't turn this into an anti-Obama rant about Benghazi or MrBob can't turn it into another Glenn Beck conspiracy revelation. Or maybe the two of them can tie them all together.

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Aug-29-13 1:07 PM

Bush's fault?

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Aug-29-13 1:31 PM

I've been on both sides of this issue but in private industry. Historically "night shifts" have always been a kind of "skunk works". Sometimes certain duties were left to be accomplished by the night shift because specific procedures necessary were not appreciated by the highly visible day shift management. They knew that and appreciated the fact that that they weren't around to see how we did things. Sometimes we kept secrets in that if something went wrong on the day shift, we fixed it and would not tell "them" our repair procedure. They usually didn't want to know anyway - they just knew to leave the repair for us.

It is kind of a double edged sword, but the smart workers will "toe the line" for a while until the bums are weeded out.

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Aug-29-13 2:04 PM

adkkev, good point but this time the state workers have proven that they are not worth their weight is manure many times and what is worse they have the union to insure that they are not put out to pasture like manure should. It is a lot of dung that state workers many times get away by doing very little and then are brazen enough to tell us that they can and there is nothing you can do about it. Maybe there is an Obama rant here... maybe you need some more of the information that I can supply, is this a request?

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Aug-29-13 3:17 PM

Sadly just about EVERY organization has yahoos who try & pull stuff like this. To paint all the workers in an organization (public or private) with a broad brush like that is just ridiculous. The problem with OGS starts at the top, no question about it. To allow this behavior to go on at all is irresponsible. And remember those "in charge" aren't union people, most are political appointees, so it's friends in high places helping them stay where they are without penalty.

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Aug-29-13 4:24 PM

"A television, a 15-foot antenna, a chair and a portable power generator"? Now that's stupid. Just get a smart phone with the right app for the program.

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Aug-29-13 6:13 PM

Being we are on the subject of lazy arss state workers, can someone tell me why taxpayers are forced to contribute for their cushy Cadillac pensions when taxpayers did not force them to take a state job ? There are lots of people who would take a job without the "c c " pensions , I for one. My brother in law got a job with the state and his first comment was " I will never have to work hard another day in my life " . As far as these idiots go , fire them now and tell the freakin union to shove it really far and hard so they bleed when they poop. And yes I am pee'd off . Negative feedback ....fine , but know it will fall on deaf ears . Truth hurts don't it ? So does my tax bills !!

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Aug-29-13 6:32 PM

They need to start firing them and not let them slink off into their retirements. Same with the politicians. If they face loosing their retirements then maybe they'll think twice before breaking the rules and laws.

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Aug-30-13 7:24 AM

maxone, this is the kind of service when so many people refuse to get involved and vote. We know that the long time politicians for the most part only care about how much money they can get and nothing about we the taxpayers. But they understand that the average taxpayer does not care because they do not get involved and do not vote. We the people could make our elected officials be accountable if we would just spend 1/4th the time we spend watching sports.

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Aug-30-13 8:21 AM

adkkev..."And remember those "in charge" aren't union people, most are political appointees, so it's friends in high places helping them stay where they are without penalty."

And this being liberal NYS, so who is in charge?

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Aug-30-13 8:29 AM

Adkkev, why on earth do you listen to an intellectual lightweight like Beck???? Now I understand where your coming from.

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Aug-30-13 9:49 AM

It's Andy's fault.

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