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2013-09-05 08:32:11 PM
10 votes:

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 10:26:45 PM
7 votes:

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 05:04:53 PM
6 votes:
The GOP is only doing this because they're horrible people that want to destroy the country.
2013-09-05 04:39:27 PM
6 votes:
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.
2013-09-06 07:18:20 AM
5 votes:
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.
2013-09-05 10:03:19 PM
5 votes:

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 09:59:14 PM
5 votes:

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 11:57:31 PM
4 votes:

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 10:59:31 PM
4 votes:
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 10:14:26 PM
4 votes:

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 09:46:19 PM
3 votes:

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 11:57:28 PM
2 votes:

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 11:57:00 PM
2 votes:

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 11:46:38 PM
2 votes:

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 11:28:24 PM
2 votes:
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 11:09:00 PM
2 votes:

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 11:06:04 PM
2 votes:

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 10:24:21 PM
2 votes:
It is sad to see North Carolina Rapepublicans turn a great state into such a mess.
2013-09-05 10:17:09 PM
2 votes:
And nothing of value was lost.
2013-09-05 09:58:39 PM
2 votes:

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 09:58:05 PM
2 votes:

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 08:29:05 PM
2 votes:
She had a lot of butthurt. Filled with derp

2/10
2013-09-06 02:48:57 PM
1 votes:

gblive: What a completely biased article. Let's dig a little.

The past Democratic governors (Hunt, Easley) obtained large campaign donations from real estate developers. Many of the large real estate developments in the coastal areas that negatively impacted the environment were created by large Democratic donors to these governors, and rubber-stamped by DENR.

Susan Wilson worked in a water quality group that was directly reponsible for automatically rubber-stamping large development projects that were funded by large Democratic donors.

It is hard to make the case that DENR ever worked for the "good of our state and its citizens" - it has always been a entity that worked for politicians and their donors.  It is even harder to make the case that Susan Wilson cares about water quality in view of her record under Democratic administrations.


There is plenty to criticize in the former administration. NC readers may remember the Cannonsgate case in Carteret County. Other environmentally questionable decisions were made by Democrat politicians in the last decade.


"In the middle of the last decade, Cannonsgate got caught up in a corruption investigation of former Gov. Mike Easley, N.C.-D, and colleagues. In 2005, Easley bought a lot in the development at a discount.
In 2010, former Easley aide Ruffin Poole was indicted on more than 50 federal counts, including extortion, bribery and money laundering over accusations he benefited financially while helping expedite coastal developments." Janette Pippin, in Jacksonville Daily News, Sep.3, 2013
http://www.jdnews.com/news/local/real-estate-victims-to-recoup-some- losses-1.196978?page=1

Having said that, I would like to add that the amount of ad hominem on both sides in the comments is shameful- it reflects on the character and educational level of the commenters.

Oh, wait, this is Fark. Disregard last sentence...
2013-09-06 09:31:19 AM
1 votes:
Why was this made public?

Sounds like she either wants to be the Elizabeth Warren of environmentalists or retire (ie make herself unemployable).
2013-09-06 04:01:33 AM
1 votes:
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2013-09-06 12:45:39 AM
1 votes:
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 12:22:52 AM
1 votes:

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.
2013-09-05 11:58:09 PM
1 votes:

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.
2013-09-05 11:54:48 PM
1 votes:

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 11:50:56 PM
1 votes:
Bye... 40 applications from family of coworkers already submitted...
2013-09-05 11:41:00 PM
1 votes:

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 11:11:10 PM
1 votes:
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 10:51:28 PM
1 votes:
Why do Republicans hate America so much?  Why?
2013-09-05 10:44:28 PM
1 votes:

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 10:36:59 PM
1 votes:
Usually people with 3 or 4 chins manage to keep them in a row.
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2013-09-05 10:24:35 PM
1 votes:
Good, she was just another paper pusher who was keeping us from fracking our way to heaven the way Jesus intended.
2013-09-05 10:01:00 PM
1 votes:

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]


Smart.
2013-09-05 09:45:35 PM
1 votes:
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 09:41:40 PM
1 votes:
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Susan Wilson

That's one ugly lady.
2013-09-05 09:18:11 PM
1 votes:
Yes. Yes it is.

/That's what SHE said!
2013-09-05 05:43:50 PM
1 votes:
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 04:51:51 PM
1 votes:
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 04:46:41 PM
1 votes:
You can read the heartbreak as she sees her work valued as nothing. I can't see the video, though.
 
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