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(Detroit Free Press)   Some people who fall behind at work get demoted. Some get fired. But a month in jail is unusual   (freep.com) divider line 26
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2010-09-23 01:21:36 PM  
The judge didn't think his cunning plan through. Locking her up just delays it more.
 
2010-09-23 02:10:02 PM  
the Frank Murphy Hall of Justice

I can't read these words and not hear them in Ted Knight's voice.



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"Meanwhile, at the Hall of Justice..."
 
2010-09-23 04:10:52 PM  
 
2010-09-23 04:13:51 PM  
Jesus, if she couldn't do the job and she was threatened with jail time, why didn't she just quit?!
 
2010-09-23 04:14:31 PM  
sabatoa: At least she wasn't caught on tape drinking and smoking weed (new window)

Sheeeeet ... that's been going on for years. Pretty much every line worker drinks or gets high on their breaks. That's part of the lifestyle.

As for the court reporter ... they make like 100 grand+ a year. She should have her act together.
 
2010-09-23 04:16:45 PM  
insane_idoru: Jesus, if she couldn't do the job and she was threatened with jail time, why didn't she just quit?!

If she's been doing that poor a job for a lengthy period of time, why wasn't she fired?
 
2010-09-23 04:19:38 PM  
AbsentFriends: If she's been doing that poor a job for a lengthy period of time, why wasn't she fired?

Seriously. Union maybe?
 
2010-09-23 04:21:33 PM  
It's Detroit. Don't bother trying to figure it out. Nothing makes sense there.
 
2010-09-23 04:23:10 PM  
It wouldn't be funny if it was your case, as my professor in Paralegal Studies said, "They are all big cases, to the people involved."
 
2010-09-23 04:24:55 PM  
AbsentFriends: insane_idoru: Jesus, if she couldn't do the job and she was threatened with jail time, why didn't she just quit?!

If she's been doing that poor a job for a lengthy period of time, why wasn't she fired?


She is the only one who can certify the transcript as true and correct, otherwise it's a new trial and those things are expensive.
 
2010-09-23 04:25:12 PM  
eddyatwork: The judge didn't think his cunning plan through. Locking her up just delays it more.

Came here to say this. Sure, the judge is repeatedly frustrated by this person's inaction but he's just shooting himself in the foot.
 
2010-09-23 04:28:28 PM  
i56.tinypic.com

/check it bleed bro was on
 
2010-09-23 04:31:29 PM  
rtfa, she fook up.
 
2010-09-23 04:40:15 PM  
Contempt?

The correct course of action is to shoot her dog.
 
2010-09-23 04:40:20 PM  
Blues_X: the Frank Murphy Hall of Justice

I can't read these words and not hear them in Ted Knight's voice.

"Meanwhile, at the Hall of Justice..."


Wow! He died in 1986? For some reason I thought it was much later than that.
 
2010-09-23 04:53:38 PM  
eddyatwork: The judge didn't think his cunning plan through. Locking her up just delays it more.

Not if she takes her shiny new laptop in with her, then she finishes off the job and comes straight back out.
 
2010-09-23 05:36:42 PM  
I agree with the judge. Nothing else seemed to get through to her, and what he did was well within reason for the situation.

How can someone not take a job like this seriously? I honestly don't get it.
 
ZAZ [TotalFark]
2010-09-23 06:02:08 PM  
Why haven't we taken advantage of technology and eliminated the court reporter monopoly?
 
2010-09-23 06:31:49 PM  
Idiot judge. First time around she needed to get sent to a cell with her machine and not let out until the transcripts were done. Typing 61 pages can be done in a day.
 
2010-09-23 07:41:00 PM  
FTFA: "This breeches the integrity of the process."

Well, guess we can add the Detroit Free Press to the list of papers that desperately need proofreaders.

/breaches
//unless they were just calling the reporter an ass
 
2010-09-23 10:32:51 PM  
eddyatwork: The judge didn't think his cunning plan through. Locking her up just delays it more.

They probably assigned another court reporter to prepare the transcripts.

That being said, it sounds as though they bent over backward for this court reporter.
 
2010-09-23 10:36:46 PM  
AbsentFriends: insane_idoru: Jesus, if she couldn't do the job and she was threatened with jail time, why didn't she just quit?!

If she's been doing that poor a job for a lengthy period of time, why wasn't she fired?


Probably a combination of belonging to a union plus the possibility that she's a government employee. Some court reporters are, others work in an independent contractor status.
 
2010-09-24 12:52:36 AM  
So, why didn't they just fire her?
 
2010-09-24 01:02:34 AM  
rel-yo: So, why didn't they just fire her?

As I said in my previous post, she's probably belongs to a labor union & if she works for the courts, she's probably a government employee too.
 
2010-09-24 12:33:43 PM  
ZAZ: Why haven't we taken advantage of technology and eliminated the court reporter monopoly?

The technology that you think can replace a human being sucks, that's why.
 
2010-09-24 01:06:54 PM  
eddyatwork: The judge didn't think his cunning plan through. Locking her up just delays it more.

Unless he locked her up with the backlogged paperwork.
 
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