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  • Two employees with the city of La Crosse have been paid nearly $80,000 since they were placed on administrative leave six months ago, and the city still hasn't explained what policies they're accused of violating.

    In addition, the city paid another $25,000 to have a private firm take over one of the employee's duties, according to a La Crosse Tribune report.


    So, what I'm hearing is that the City of La Crosse is hiring...
  • They gave her no reason, they didn't suspend her for no reason. 
  • My guess:

    Two underlings caught a supervisor doing something illegal or "improper" and are on "keep your mouth shut" leave.
  • Escott said it was frustrating "not to be given a reason as to what they suspect you did wrong." She said the city gave her no warning before suspending her and that she was never told the basis of any complaint against her. She said she was told she was being investigated for a potential violation of a city policy, but when she asked which policy she was told that wasn't known yet.

    Yeah - we don't know what you did yet, but we'll come up with something, I assure you.
  • At least they're trying to challenge it. If it were me I woudln't exactly be hiring a lawyer asking "Why won't you let me work?"
  • A city government wasting money? How is this possible?
  • Ambivalence: At least they're trying to challenge it. If it were me I woudln't exactly be hiring a lawyer asking "Why won't you let me work?"


    So, you'd be okay with your boss suspending you and putting a major disciplinary action on your record with no explanation?
  • Benevolent Misanthrope: Ambivalence: At least they're trying to challenge it. If it were me I woudln't exactly be hiring a lawyer asking "Why won't you let me work?"

    So, you'd be okay with your boss suspending you and putting a major disciplinary action on your record with no explanation?


    I am a very ethical person, the chances of me getting a major disciplinary action is slim. And if I did do wrong, I'd accept punishment for it. My governing principle in life is to never do anything I'd be ashamed to admit to anyone.
  • Ambivalence: Benevolent Misanthrope: Ambivalence: At least they're trying to challenge it. If it were me I woudln't exactly be hiring a lawyer asking "Why won't you let me work?"

    So, you'd be okay with your boss suspending you and putting a major disciplinary action on your record with no explanation?

    I am a very ethical person, the chances of me getting a major disciplinary action is slim. And if I did do wrong, I'd accept punishment for it. My governing principle in life is to never do anything I'd be ashamed to admit to anyone.


    That wasn't what I asked. I asked if you'd be okay with being suspended for no reason, and being told they don;t even know what you did wrong, as long as they pay you.

    I certainly wouldn't be, but you may be different.
  • Benevolent Misanthrope: That wasn't what I asked. I asked if you'd be okay with being suspended for no reason, and being told they don;t even know what you did wrong, as long as they pay you.

    I certainly wouldn't be, but you may be different.


    To be honest, I can't even imagine having a job where "suspension with pay" is even an option so I don't know how I"d feel about it.
  • Serious query: what is her FARK handle?
  • Ambivalence: Benevolent Misanthrope: That wasn't what I asked. I asked if you'd be okay with being suspended for no reason, and being told they don;t even know what you did wrong, as long as they pay you.

    I certainly wouldn't be, but you may be different.

    To be honest, I can't even imagine having a job where "suspension with pay" is even an option so I don't know how I"d feel about it.


    Yeah, I'm in a job where suspension with pay can happen while they investigate a serious offense and they think the person is a serious risk to have on the job (financial folks, IT, etc.). Usually, a person is caught dead to rights and they put them on suspension while they do the legal mumbo-jumbo. Suspending someone and not telling them why is a bullshiat tactic that says, "We have no proof of anything you did wrong, but we're going to dig something up or fabricate something, just you watch."
  • ecmoRandomNumbers: My guess:

    Two underlings caught a supervisor doing something illegal or "improper" and are on "keep your mouth shut" leave.


    "She said she was told she was being investigated for a potential violation of a city policy, but when she asked which policy she was told that wasn't known yet."

    I'm guessing it's a lot more serious, like embezzling a lot of money from the retirement funds. It's wise to remove the ability to snag any more while you run the investigation...
  • Get her back to work, this isn't a cop here.
  • Government employees: How do they work?

    Answer: Not much and not well
  • Benevolent Misanthrope: Ambivalence: Benevolent Misanthrope: That wasn't what I asked. I asked if you'd be okay with being suspended for no reason, and being told they don;t even know what you did wrong, as long as they pay you.

    I certainly wouldn't be, but you may be different.

    To be honest, I can't even imagine having a job where "suspension with pay" is even an option so I don't know how I"d feel about it.

    Yeah, I'm in a job where suspension with pay can happen while they investigate a serious offense and they think the person is a serious risk to have on the job (financial folks, IT, etc.). Usually, a person is caught dead to rights and they put them on suspension while they do the legal mumbo-jumbo. Suspending someone and not telling them why is a bullshiat tactic that says, "We have no proof of anything you did wrong, but we're going to dig something up or fabricate something, just you watch."


    I bet the fact that someone jumped the gun a few months early in their suspension will be brought up when the civil case goes to trial. Everyone I've EVER heard of getting suspended with pay knew exactly what was up, was told exactly what was up, the legal department knew exactly what was up, and pretty much everyone knew exactly what was up. It's common practice to let people know. One of two things is going on: They're trying to come up with some dirt because they pissed the wrong person off, or they won't say anything because it'll get them in legal shiat to do so. The second case actually isn't uncommon when people get fired for some kind of crime they committed...you can turn right around and sue them for slander if you aren't actually convicted of what they accuse you of.

    All of that being said, there's no reason it should go on for six months. If you commit a crime, you're probably going to hear about it within six months if anyone else knows about it.
  • ladyfortuna: ecmoRandomNumbers: My guess:

    Two underlings caught a supervisor doing something illegal or "improper" and are on "keep your mouth shut" leave.

    "She said she was told she was being investigated for a potential violation of a city policy, but when she asked which policy she was told that wasn't known yet."

    I'm guessing it's a lot more serious, like embezzling a lot of money from the retirement funds. It's wise to remove the ability to snag any more while you run the investigation...


    Given it is the Community Development director, I'm guessing improper RFP or contract procedures.

    Of course, they could have been screwing in the office after hours and got caught...
  • Saborlas: I want that job.


    I doubt it. It sounds like a case of incompetent management who enjoy punishing subordinates.
  • Notabunny: Saborlas: I want that job.

    I doubt it. It sounds like a case of incompetent management who enjoy punishing subordinates.


    But... "paid leave"!!!
  • I can't be rightfully outraged unless I know what race they are.
  • Oestreich said she couldn't comment further on personnel matters.

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  • GBB: But... "paid leave"!!!


    THIS

    Seriously, if someone paid me, I'd sit home developing my dotcom idea.

    It's like these morons who win the lottery and carry on working their bum job. The whole farking point of winning the lottery is that you don't have to do that shiat any more, you can do whatever you like with that time.
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    They got "corporate sponsorship".
  • stirfrybry: Government employees: How do they work?

    Answer: Not much and not well


    Huh? This woman is fighting to get BACK to work.
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