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2013-09-05 04:39:27 PM
it is as awesome as it is sad that she felt compelled to write it. north carolina could be great. it's a large, diverse, beautiful state full of smart, talented people. but its new republican masters are hellbent on sending it back to the 19th century. it's really sad.
 
2013-09-05 04:46:41 PM
You can read the heartbreak as she sees her work valued as nothing. I can't see the video, though.
 
2013-09-05 04:51:51 PM
I hope she finds a better position more suited to her obvious talents and intelligence. It's a shame that she felt this was necessary.
 
2013-09-05 05:04:53 PM
The GOP is only doing this because they're horrible people that want to destroy the country.
 
2013-09-05 05:28:48 PM

Nadie_AZ: I can't see the video, though.


It's a montage. If you've been on the Internet for more than 26 minutes, you've seen all the bits.
 
2013-09-05 05:43:50 PM
I respect her for standing up for what she believes in... on the other hand  her job was do  what the government mandated she do... a government elected by the people.  If she didn't like it, all she had to do was quit and move to a state which was more aligned with her political mindset.  I doubt she was hired to "protect those that don't have a voice ".  She's a government employee plain and simple.  And now, rather than working within the system to help steer change, she just quits.  I'm not defending any of the moronic crap going on in NC as of late, but quitting doesn't make her a martyr or a hero, only unemployed.  Of course now, she'll probably get a good job with T. Boone Pickens, one of if not the largest private water rights holders in America.
 
2013-09-05 08:29:05 PM
She had a lot of butthurt. Filled with derp

2/10
 
2013-09-05 08:32:11 PM

netizencain: I respect her for standing up for what she believes in... on the other hand  her job was do  what the government mandated she do... a government elected by the people.  If she didn't like it, all she had to do was quit and move to a state which was more aligned with her political mindset.  I doubt she was hired to "protect those that don't have a voice ".  She's a government employee plain and simple.  And now, rather than working within the system to help steer change, she just quits.  I'm not defending any of the moronic crap going on in NC as of late, but quitting doesn't make her a martyr or a hero, only unemployed.  Of course now, she'll probably get a good job with T. Boone Pickens, one of if not the largest private water rights holders in America.


No. Her job was to be a water quality regulator, and it sure sounds like she wasn't given the manpower or resources to perform her duties anymore, and many of her colleagues were being pushed out and the governor had made the regulators non-exempt so that he could fire anyone who didn't agree with his bullsh*t agenda. My guess is that she and her colleagues were so overwhelmed with work due to all the budget cuts, combined with the terrible regulations the NCGA passed, that she didn't want to be some patsy for the governor when the real sh*t hits the fan.

Government is politics. If you work in government you deal with politics regularly. There's nothing wrong to me about resigning in the way she did - she certainly didn't think she could do her job anymore. I think she's a hero, she stood up for what she felt was wrong and disliked the way the state was going and what the government was doing to destroy the regulatory environment in the state.

You say she's there on a government mandate to perform her duties, then you say it's her job to steer change. Well which is it? Steer change or do what she's told? In the current NC state environment, those two things are at odds with one another.
 
2013-09-05 09:18:11 PM
Yes. Yes it is.

/That's what SHE said!
 
2013-09-05 09:41:40 PM
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Susan Wilson

That's one ugly lady.
 
2013-09-05 09:43:57 PM

fusillade762: [s3.amazonaws.com image 216x270]

Susan Wilson

That's one ugly lady.


Yeah, I had look at that again too.
 
2013-09-05 09:45:35 PM
FTA: "Likely there will be some uptick in the business environment in the next few years (mainly because the economy has started to recover from the disaster your friends on Wall Street created)."

1.bp.blogspot.com
"They're still blaming Republicans and Wall Street."

www.jewwatch.com
"Yeah. What a bunch of rubes."
 
2013-09-05 09:46:19 PM

netizencain: I respect her for standing up for what she believes in... on the other hand  her job was do  what the government mandated she do... a government elected by the people.  If she didn't like it, all she had to do was quit and move to a state which was more aligned with her political mindset.  I doubt she was hired to "protect those that don't have a voice ".  She's a government employee plain and simple.  And now, rather than working within the system to help steer change, she just quits.  I'm not defending any of the moronic crap going on in NC as of late, but quitting doesn't make her a martyr or a hero, only unemployed.  Of course now, she'll probably get a good job with T. Boone Pickens, one of if not the largest private water rights holders in America.


I've never seen anybody do sixteen consecutive back and forward flips in a row, but you just pulled it off.  You respect her, you loathe her, she was right to quit, she was wrong to quit, she had principles, she's just a greedy fark.

Was that trolling or do you just have problems staying focused from one sentence to the next?
 
2013-09-05 09:48:02 PM
kos? good riddance to bad rubbish
 
2013-09-05 09:48:35 PM
I'm shocked, shocked that Republicans would cater to big business to the detriment of the general public and the environment.

Shocked.

/Water?  Wet?  Impossible!
 
2013-09-05 09:49:02 PM
This is probably the worst resignation letter I have seen in a long time. It is not wise to burn bridges on your way out.
 
2013-09-05 09:58:05 PM

Resin33: This is probably the worst resignation letter I have seen in a long time. It is not wise to burn bridges on your way out.


These days when you burn a bridge it isn't just the one behind you but it is all of them in front of you. In job interview going forward you can count on a letter like this showing up and they will compare you to a candidate that never had written a letter like that and posted it publicly.

www.dilbert.com
 
2013-09-05 09:58:39 PM

Resin33: This is probably the worst resignation letter I have seen in a long time. It is not wise to burn bridges on your way out.


Mostly agreed, but there are job situations heinous enough to justify the catharsis. I also like to think that employers might change policies or attitudes for the benefit of those left behind.
 
2013-09-05 09:59:14 PM

netizencain: I respect her for standing up for what she believes in... on the other hand  her job was do  what the government mandated she do... a government elected by the people.  If she didn't like it, all she had to do was quit and move to a state which was more aligned with her political mindset.  I doubt she was hired to "protect those that don't have a voice ".  She's a government employee plain and simple.  And now, rather than working within the system to help steer change, she just quits.  I'm not defending any of the moronic crap going on in NC as of late, but quitting doesn't make her a martyr or a hero, only unemployed.  Of course now, she'll probably get a good job with T. Boone Pickens, one of if not the largest private water rights holders in America.


You may find this hard to believe, but some people actually take pride in their work.
 
2013-09-05 10:01:00 PM

AntiNerd: Resin33: This is probably the worst resignation letter I have seen in a long time. It is not wise to burn bridges on your way out.

These days when you burn a bridge it isn't just the one behind you but it is all of them in front of you. In job interview going forward you can count on a letter like this showing up and they will compare you to a candidate that never had written a letter like that and posted it publicly.

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Smart.
 
2013-09-05 10:03:19 PM

Resin33: This is probably the worst resignation letter I have seen in a long time. It is not wise to burn bridges on your way out.


It depends on what her goal was. If her goal was to get a good reference, it's a terrible letter. If her goal was to take a stand about something she believes in, it's a great letter.

I suspect her goal was the latter.
 
2013-09-05 10:04:28 PM

JesusJuice: netizencain: I respect her for standing up for what she believes in... on the other hand  her job was do  what the government mandated she do... a government elected by the people.  If she didn't like it, all she had to do was quit and move to a state which was more aligned with her political mindset.  I doubt she was hired to "protect those that don't have a voice ".  She's a government employee plain and simple.  And now, rather than working within the system to help steer change, she just quits.  I'm not defending any of the moronic crap going on in NC as of late, but quitting doesn't make her a martyr or a hero, only unemployed.  Of course now, she'll probably get a good job with T. Boone Pickens, one of if not the largest private water rights holders in America.

You may find this hard to believe, but some people actually take pride in their work.


No no no. Government workers are always criticized as drones so when they don't fit the mold we must criticize them anyway.
 
2013-09-05 10:06:33 PM
Kerry finally resigned ?    ...that is a relief.
 
2013-09-05 10:10:58 PM

Resin33: This is probably the worst resignation letter I have seen in a long time. It is not wise to burn bridges on your way out.


I worked with a guy years ago who wrote a 7 line resignation letter where the first letter of each line spelled "f*ck you". That's bridge-burning.
 
2013-09-05 10:11:31 PM
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Exactly what I was thinking the "boss" would look like. Just look at those jowls!
 
2013-09-05 10:14:26 PM

AntiNerd: Resin33: This is probably the worst resignation letter I have seen in a long time. It is not wise to burn bridges on your way out.

These days when you burn a bridge it isn't just the one behind you but it is all of them in front of you. In job interview going forward you can count on a letter like this showing up and they will compare you to a candidate that never had written a letter like that and posted it publicly.


People don't get into environmental work for the pay...
 
2013-09-05 10:17:09 PM
And nothing of value was lost.
 
2013-09-05 10:24:21 PM
It is sad to see North Carolina Rapepublicans turn a great state into such a mess.
 
2013-09-05 10:24:35 PM
Good, she was just another paper pusher who was keeping us from fracking our way to heaven the way Jesus intended.
 
2013-09-05 10:26:45 PM

Phil McKraken: Resin33: This is probably the worst resignation letter I have seen in a long time. It is not wise to burn bridges on your way out.

Mostly agreed, but there are job situations heinous enough to justify the catharsis. I also like to think that employers might change policies or attitudes for the benefit of those left behind.


The older I get, the more I tend to think that nine times out of ten calls for "professionalism" are a demand that you be quiet and meek as you get screwed over.
 
2013-09-05 10:30:41 PM
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2013-09-05 10:31:48 PM
I've been to North Carolina more times I'd care to admit, and I can tell you with 100% certainty that NC is a complete shiat-stain of a state. Seriously, nuke it from orbit. There is nothing of value there. Nothing.
 
2013-09-05 10:35:00 PM

DrPainMD: "Yeah. What a bunch of rubes."


You know how I know you don't know* who was an Ayn Rand acolyte?

*Or pretend not to know
 
2013-09-05 10:36:02 PM

Aristocles: kos? good riddance to bad rubbish



THIS..
 
2013-09-05 10:36:59 PM
Usually people with 3 or 4 chins manage to keep them in a row.
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2013-09-05 10:39:06 PM
Her letter aside, I'm confused about this part from the beginning of the article:

A legislative change to the State Personnel Act in 2012 gave Gov. Pat McCrory the ability to designate 1,000 so-called "exempt positions" throughout his cabinet departments, more than any governor in a quarter-century.
An analysis by WRAL News shows that these re-designated workers are disproportionately concentrated within the hierarchy of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources, where McCrory will soon strip employment protections from about 150 directors and managers.


Aren't white collar directors and managers almost always exempt employees?
 
2013-09-05 10:44:28 PM

Lsherm: Her letter aside, I'm confused about this part from the beginning of the article:

A legislative change to the State Personnel Act in 2012 gave Gov. Pat McCrory the ability to designate 1,000 so-called "exempt positions" throughout his cabinet departments, more than any governor in a quarter-century.
An analysis by WRAL News shows that these re-designated workers are disproportionately concentrated within the hierarchy of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources, where McCrory will soon strip employment protections from about 150 directors and managers.

Aren't white collar directors and managers almost always exempt employees?


These exempt positions lose what the NC teachers also just lost, the ability to not be fired for literally no reason.
 
2013-09-05 10:45:36 PM
Yeah! F*ck the environment! Who needs it!
 
2013-09-05 10:51:28 PM
Why do Republicans hate America so much?  Why?
 
2013-09-05 10:54:55 PM
FTFA: I had no problem with the Martin administration - he was a man of science and no extremist.

Jim Martin was one of the last Republicans for whom I had an ounce of respect.  Today he'd be a RINO.
 
2013-09-05 10:56:34 PM

SauronWasFramed: She had a lot of butthurt. Filled with derp

2/10


So what do you eat, garbage?

"I've never seen garbage eat garbage." -Superman / Clark Kent to Rocky, Superman II.
 
2013-09-05 10:59:31 PM
The GOP has check mated the country.

They gutted education in their home states.

They bought up the propaganda (Fox News) to replace the education.

It doesn't matter what terrible things are caused by their scorched earth policies, they can claim liberals caused it since the only education these people receive - the Fox News derposphere of Koch sycophants - will confirm this most willingly... and these cousin-banging, dixie-flag waving retards will lap that sh*t up.
 
2013-09-05 11:06:04 PM

Marcus Aurelius: The GOP is only doing this because they're horrible people that want to destroy the country.


I don't think anyone thinks that. I think the GOP usually does what they do because they're not smart enough to understand how things work. They try to make decisions based on bad data or the bible, or perhaps think they can get rich by gaming the system a bit without hurting things overall. They're wrong all around, though.
 
2013-09-05 11:09:00 PM

Shakin_Haitian: Lsherm: Her letter aside, I'm confused about this part from the beginning of the article:

A legislative change to the State Personnel Act in 2012 gave Gov. Pat McCrory the ability to designate 1,000 so-called "exempt positions" throughout his cabinet departments, more than any governor in a quarter-century.
An analysis by WRAL News shows that these re-designated workers are disproportionately concentrated within the hierarchy of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources, where McCrory will soon strip employment protections from about 150 directors and managers.

Aren't white collar directors and managers almost always exempt employees?

These exempt positions lose what the NC teachers also just lost, the ability to not be fired for literally no reason.


Ahem. I have experience here. The exempt positions are just as political and shenanigans filled as this article sounds here in IL, and that's saying something.
These are the positions you get by being tapped in to the current power structure. Rarely are they as qualified as they should be for their jobs largely because anyone who cares about making a difference DOESNT rise to this level, specifically so they can stay longer and try to steer from within. That leaves underqualified (though sometimes well intentioned) people setting priorities and budgets, often with only 2 years in which to be effective. (First year and third year of the term, the other two are elections, so you cant rock the boat.) And make no mistake, you, as a low level (compared to the governor) employee with no protection will NOT be kept into a new administration; you're warming somebody else's seat.
Public employee unions and civil service protection exist for a reason. And we're trained in it here as part of our jobs - look up Rutan. When you demonize the people who make your state run, your gonna lose everyone who's not an opportunist.
 
2013-09-05 11:11:06 PM

Shakin_Haitian: AntiNerd: Resin33: This is probably the worst resignation letter I have seen in a long time. It is not wise to burn bridges on your way out.

These days when you burn a bridge it isn't just the one behind you but it is all of them in front of you. In job interview going forward you can count on a letter like this showing up and they will compare you to a candidate that never had written a letter like that and posted it publicly.

People don't get into environmental work for the pay...


I've been assured by many of my Tea Party friends that all environmentalists make billions of dollars every year screwing over regular Americans with regulations.  Trillions if they are climatologists.
 
2013-09-05 11:11:10 PM
i would buy this woman a beer or her alcoholic beverage of choice if i lived in NC then i would get the fark out.
 
2013-09-05 11:12:48 PM

uh...nobody: Shakin_Haitian: AntiNerd: Resin33: This is probably the worst resignation letter I have seen in a long time. It is not wise to burn bridges on your way out.

These days when you burn a bridge it isn't just the one behind you but it is all of them in front of you. In job interview going forward you can count on a letter like this showing up and they will compare you to a candidate that never had written a letter like that and posted it publicly.

People don't get into environmental work for the pay...

I've been assured by many of my Tea Party friends that all environmentalists make billions of dollars every year screwing over regular Americans with regulations.  Trillions if they are climatologists.


Oh, and Gov grants.  Cant forget those lucrative grants.
 
2013-09-05 11:12:53 PM
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Excellent movie.
 
2013-09-05 11:28:24 PM
Her job was to do what the people who elected her superiors wanted her to do.  The fact that she had her own agenda that would no longer be supported or assuaged by said superiors causes no grief to me.  She sounds like the embodiment of what we have all come to know as a bureaucrat.
 
2013-09-05 11:28:42 PM
Back in the good old days, we would just gang-beat the guy to death who shiat in the cave.

Power only understands power.
 
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