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2013-09-05 11:37:42 PM

Cataholic: 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.


Yeah, her letter shows no class and fails to make a good point.  When she starts pulling in all sorts of unrelated bullshiat, (Because the director of an environmental agency in North Carolina can call his boys (she felt it important to make that distinction) on Wall Street and tell them to quit screwing around with the economy, I guess.) she loses credibility.

However good or objective her work might have been, she just pissed on it with this childish letter.  If one is going to take the effort to vent their displeasure, they should at least take the time to present their point effectively.
 
2013-09-05 11:41:00 PM

Apik0r0s: Power only understands power.


Yep, in other news, we have environmental regulators acting like this

And this

and this.

Not saying this gal wasn't justified in her temper tantrum her, but in some instances, the environmental regulators do need to be checked.
 
2013-09-05 11:46:38 PM

Sandwyrm: If one is going to take the effort to vent their displeasure, they should at least take the time to present their point effectively.


I agree.  It comes off more as a temper tantrum than anything else.    When you start bringing in politics that are outside the control of your boss, you are going to bring up red flags to any potential employers.
 
2013-09-05 11:50:56 PM
Bye... 40 applications from family of coworkers already submitted...
 
2013-09-05 11:54:48 PM

HeadLever: I agree. It comes off more as a temper tantrum than anything else. When you start bringing in politics that are outside the control of your boss, you are going to bring up red flags to any potential employers.


Bingo.
 
2013-09-05 11:57:00 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.

[www.dilbert.com image 640x199]


I would hire her because of the letter. She has courage and principles.
 
2013-09-05 11:57:28 PM

Cataholic: Her job was to do what the people who elected her superiors wanted her to do.


Be a flunky for business lobbyists?
 
2013-09-05 11:57:31 PM

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


WinoRhino: I don't think anyone thinks that.


I think that. Conservatives are toddlers.

They have a zero-sum approach to life.

If other people suffer, they think they gain.
If other people succeed, they think they lose.
 
2013-09-05 11:58:09 PM

Superjew: Why do Republicans hate America so much?  Why?


They love the America in their minds so much that the America that exists seems to them an abomination.
 
2013-09-06 12:03:36 AM
I dropped a nuke on my bridges from my last job. Felt great.
 
2013-09-06 12:11:57 AM

kg2095: I would hire her because of the letter. She has courage and principles.


And apparently, a passion for doing the job right. She'd be a great asset to any company that's looking for leadership by example.

Unless she's over 40, of course. Or wants more than minimum wage. Benefits are right out. Maybe an on-call 24/7 contracting gig?
 
2013-09-06 12:22:27 AM

kg2095: 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.

[www.dilbert.com image 640x199]

I would hire her because of the letter. She has courage and principles.


I'd be willing to bet this person already had a job lined up and waiting before she put in her resignation letter.
 
2013-09-06 12:22:52 AM

NewportBarGuy: I dropped a nuke on my bridges from my last job. Felt great.


This.  If the job is just that bad, you want the bridges to burn while you dance naked near the flames and you never will regret it.
 
2013-09-06 12:29:54 AM
Doesn't sound like she had bridges to burn.. they were already against her for ideological reasons.
 
2013-09-06 12:33:05 AM
Some of you seem to think this was purely an idological stance. However that isn't the case. She has worked under several bosses of both flavors during her career without issue.

What could have happened in the last few years to one of those flavors that would prompt a 25yr employee to just ditch her life work?

Maybe just maybe the right wing has gone off the deep end? Naw that can't be I mean a few farkers pointed out she obviously is a left wing hack and is pushing her agenda

This must mean any republican bosses in her last 25yrs were all rinos and not pure enough to force her to quit.
 
2013-09-06 12:40:49 AM

Dusk-You-n-Me: Yeah! F*ck the environment! Who needs it!


Who needs clean water and air when Jesus is coming to take us all home any day now?
 
2013-09-06 12:45:39 AM
I can tell you exactlly when I lost any hope for the republican party. It was less than a decade ago and it still leaves a bad taste in my mouth just thinking about it...

"You are either with us or against us".

From that point on I knew something bad had happened and well the teahadists just proved my fears. The republican party has transformed from a party that would compremise for the benefit of the country to taking it hostage for their own more and more extreamist views.

Disgusting. I still have faith that the midterms will donkey punch these farkers into reality and maybe we can swing them back towards the center.
 
2013-09-06 12:47:21 AM

Cataholic: 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.


Yep. Another authoritarian knob-gobbler spews his stupidity upon the web. How's that grovelling working out for you?
 
2013-09-06 12:59:23 AM
Good letter, but the video was dumb and diminishes her point.
 
2013-09-06 01:10:29 AM
North Carolina, you are fracked. Enjoy your oily water.
 
2013-09-06 01:19:12 AM

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.


She has 25 years in a government environmental position and the writing was on the wall that she was about to be fired by a new boss.  I doubt there were any bridges to burn and if she was any good at what she did, she'll probably be able to walk right into an executive position at a nonprofit.
 
2013-09-06 01:25:55 AM
Republicans will skip past the actual message and declare it a victory... well until about 10 years down the road when the population figures out wtf happened.
 
2013-09-06 01:46:08 AM

Cataholic: 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.


random survey (local)
    when asked which was more important
    liberals say competence
    conservatives say obedience
 
2013-09-06 01:46:43 AM
I can't decide which is better. The letter or the video link of Wiener displaying a complete lack of humility about texting his junk.
 
2013-09-06 01:50:44 AM

Savage Belief: I can't decide which is better. The letter or the video link of Wiener displaying a complete lack of humility about texting his junk.


How about: Mission Accomplished.
 
2013-09-06 01:58:11 AM

sawzallz: Savage Belief: I can't decide which is better. The letter or the video link of Wiener displaying a complete lack of humility about texting his junk.

How about: Mission Accomplished.


You know because someone quiting a position and another being a vouyer is WAY more terrible than going to war and killing hundreds of thousands of people and costing billions of bucks all under lies is so much better.

Asshole.
 
2013-09-06 02:18:52 AM

WordyGrrl: kg2095: I would hire her because of the letter. She has courage and principles.

And apparently, a passion for doing the job right. She'd be a great asset to any company that's looking for leadership by example.

Unless she's over 40, of course. Or wants more than minimum wage. Benefits are right out. Maybe an on-call 24/7 contracting gig?


Well, the very fact that she actually stood up to the Republiderp disqualifies her from 9/10 of the actual paying jobs she could get...but then again, in those jobs she'd just have to put up with more Republiderp, so I don't think she'd be applying for those jobs.
 
2013-09-06 02:26:50 AM
Or she will lose her job for not falling into the teabagger black hole.. yeah I would drop that also.
 
2013-09-06 02:59:45 AM
I love the quarterbacking going on in this thread... Educate me more!
 
2013-09-06 03:25:29 AM
With regards to Water Quality in North Carolina, I'm just gonna leave THIS here...
 
2013-09-06 04:01:33 AM
alliedow.files.wordpress.com
 
2013-09-06 06:06:50 AM
On the one hand, I get why she resigned.  On the other hand, it's a shame that we self-select moderate, altruistic people out of positions of importance.
 
2013-09-06 06:20:44 AM
i210.photobucket.com
 
2013-09-06 06:34:07 AM

Superjew: Why do Republicans hate America so much?  Why?


Because Jesus.
 
2013-09-06 06:37:31 AM

bindlestiff2600: Cataholic: 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.

random survey (local)
    when asked which was more important
    liberals say competence
    conservatives say obedience


How would you feel about someone who resigned from the DEA because they got really upset that the administration was being too lenient on medical marijuana dealers?
 
2013-09-06 07:14:04 AM
the GOP want us to become China.
 
2013-09-06 07:16:04 AM

Cataholic: bindlestiff2600: Cataholic: 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.

random survey (local)
    when asked which was more important
    liberals say competence
    conservatives say obedience

How would you feel about someone who resigned from the DEA because they got really upset that the administration was being too lenient on medical marijuana dealers?


if that's what they felt then fine. they're standing up for what they truly believe.
 
2013-09-06 07:18:20 AM
THE REPUBLICAN PARTY IS NOT A POLITICAL PARTY.

It is a financial venture for people who want to make an obscene amount of money through short-term exploitation, at the cost of long-term consequences they will not live to see.

They DO NOT believe what they say.
They DO NOT have loyalty to a party.
They DO NOT hate what you hate.

They speak and act in any way that they think you want to them to, in order to gather your support and donations, and make obscene profits, and then move on in 5 years.

This requires a complete lack of empathy, and the willingness to screw not only you, me, and everyone else; they must be perfectly happy to screw GENERATIONS of people.  You, your children, your grandchildren, and at least SEVEN generations of Americans will suffer the effects of their actions.  And they don't care.  they don't.  They really don't.  They sleep comfortably, warm, and sound.  They truly DO NOT feel bad about what they have done, and are doing.  They grin when they think how they'll be dead long before all the abd things happen to everyone, everywhere.  They are sociopaths.  They truly believe they are LIFE'S WINNERS.

After all... they got rich.
 
2013-09-06 07:19:48 AM

Cataholic: bindlestiff2600: Cataholic: 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.

random survey (local)
    when asked which was more important
    liberals say competence
    conservatives say obedience

How would you feel about someone who resigned from the DEA because they got really upset that the administration was being too lenient on medical marijuana dealers?


So too lenient on marajuana is like being too lenient on water polluters?

Sure you want to go with this one?

We would support the water one because anyone without their head up their ass knows that water is important and it is bad to let industry fark up the water supply.

We (or at least me) wouldn't support the MJ one because it is a relatively harmless drug.
 
2013-09-06 07:47:33 AM

IrateShadow: 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.

She has 25 years in a government environmental position and the writing was on the wall that she was about to be fired by a new boss.  I doubt there were any bridges to burn and if she was any good at what she did, she'll probably be able to walk right into an executive position at a nonprofit.


Depends.

I've known politicians with enough pull to blackball former employees in the private sector, usually by threatening to kill contracts or grants if the offender is hired.

This one might be safe.
 
2013-09-06 08:07:58 AM
Jeebus, my state is heading backwards at the speed of light.
 
2013-09-06 08:08:18 AM
Isn't this the state that eliminated global warming by banning state agencies from taking any measurements of the ocean levels?
 
2013-09-06 08:27:51 AM
That video ... lots of men fighting .. dissapointing
 
2013-09-06 08:29:06 AM

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.

[www.dilbert.com image 640x199]


If interviewing at acompany with principals, this would be a good thing.
 
2013-09-06 08:34:08 AM

sumida sublight: Isn't this the state that eliminated global warming by banning state agencies from taking any measurements of the ocean levels?


Yeah, I think so.
 
2013-09-06 08:34:59 AM

Ed Grubermann: Who needs clean water and air when Jesus is coming to take us all home any day now?


You get jokes.
 
2013-09-06 08:37:09 AM

Macular Degenerate: 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.


Except for the "Bat Cave"
 
2013-09-06 08:44:11 AM
bindlestiff2600:

random survey (local)
    when asked which was more important
    liberals say competence
    conservatives say obedience


random survey (local)
    when asked what to do in the face of adversity
    liberals say quit and run away
    conservatives say stand your ground and fight
 
2013-09-06 09:01:10 AM

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.


So for instance. You want to fine a company because they dumped toxic water in the Catawba river? But they give us a campaign contribution. Lets fire them.
 
2013-09-06 09:23:21 AM

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


if by acolyte you mean sexual partner and co-inventor of objectivist sex
 
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