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(Chicago Sun-Times)   County administrator forced to hire man who came to interview drunk   ( divider line
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11135 clicks; posted to Main » and Politics » on 10 Oct 2002 at 9:51 AM (19 years ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook

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2002-10-10 9:54:42 AM  
Whash dish job fer (hic!)? I kin do that! 'ire me!
2002-10-10 9:55:35 AM  
Damn, Bass555, you beat me to the obvious joke
2002-10-10 9:56:04 AM  
Those tree hugging hippies make a whole lot of Washington's...
2002-10-10 9:57:12 AM  
You mean government in Chicago is not on the up and up?
2002-10-10 9:58:49 AM  
MMmmmmm, scotch for breakfast.

"Please take a seat."
"Whichsh one? They keep mmovin around."
2002-10-10 10:00:58 AM  
My kind of town, Chicago is.
2002-10-10 10:02:33 AM  
Wow, I showed up for a tech position interview wearing ripped blue jeans and a white t-shirt and managed to get that job even though I had no connections, but I never went so far as to show up to an interview drunk.

BTW, I did have a good excuse for wearing the clothes I did. I was working landscaping at the time and had to fit the interview in on my lunch break.

That was a tech support job for a major HDD manufacturer. Worst. Job. Ever. In retrospect, I wish they wouldn't have hired me.
2002-10-10 10:03:21 AM  
Corruption in Chicago?!?

Gambling in Rick's Casino?!?

I'm shocked! Shocked!
2002-10-10 10:04:24 AM  
"I've heard one secretary at headquarters tell people, 'I don't have to work--I have a government job.'"

Sad part-It's true.
2002-10-10 10:04:53 AM  
How can the level of corruption be so obvious and yet has continued for this long?
2002-10-10 10:06:43 AM  
My first job in the brokerage business was given to me after a drunken interview.

I showed up early downtown and wandered into a bar across the street (in the Sears Tower). It turns out to be the grand opening for the place and tenants of the Tower get stuff for free and they assumed that I was a tenant. About three martinis later, I'm walking back across the street to my interview thinking I can just chalk this one up to experience.
2002-10-10 10:11:00 AM  
It's a obviously a patronage position. Don't act so surprised.
2002-10-10 10:19:49 AM  
Pork, the other white meat.
2002-10-10 10:21:35 AM  
I wasn't drunk, I was stoned... er... what a sad person that was!
2002-10-10 10:21:35 AM  
not very surprising for chicago. anyone remember mel reynolds?
2002-10-10 10:22:11 AM  
...and dan rostenkowski....
2002-10-10 10:22:41 AM  
that's ALL od alabama'a county workers
2002-10-10 10:26:30 AM  
Well maybe the guy was demonstrating how the department could raise cash reserves by selling methanol for consumer consumption !! GO GRAIN ALCOHOL AND METHANOL !
2002-10-10 10:28:28 AM  
I once interviewed a woman who was not only buzzed but kept giving me beaver shots thru the entire interview. Didn't get the job..she needed the forest police to survey her acreage
2002-10-10 10:33:30 AM  
How is it news that a county worker doesn't actually do anything? Can anyone here who has ever worked with government workers tell me that more than 1 in 20 actually do anything productive? The GS workers I used to work with played solitaire, did on-line crossword puzzles, surfed the web, slept and gossiped all day every day for the 3 years that I was there. At one point they were told no more computer games of any kind would be tolerated and their internet habbits would be monitored. They brought in a deck of cards, a paperback of crosswords and a newspaper every day. Government waste never surprises me anymore.
2002-10-10 10:41:21 AM  
All I have say about government waste or wasted government is that when the King put a 4% tax on tea the Bostonians dumped it in the harbor. 4%. Anybody priced cigarettes and beer lately?
2002-10-10 10:44:46 AM  
Fark... the place to discuss workplace productivity
2002-10-10 10:46:58 AM  
One can only hope that the same system of hiring is used when our Mommy State nationalizes health care.
2002-10-10 10:47:30 AM  
County governments are superfluous. They exist to provide patronage jobs for people too useless to be stuffed into state or local positions.
2002-10-10 10:48:24 AM  
Now THAT's what I call affirmative action!
2002-10-10 11:02:45 AM  
It is about time the Drunk population of this country has gotten the fair handling it has deserved. The Drunk-American population has been downtrodden and oppressed for too long, but no more. We will try to stand up, shakily, for our rights as citizenizenseses. We will not.....I gotta pee.
2002-10-10 11:08:13 AM  
they have trees in chicago?
2002-10-10 11:13:33 AM  
So there IS hope for me?
2002-10-10 11:17:33 AM  
Fstop, reminds me about the old joke about the bureaucrat weeping because his farmer died. Apparently, Chicago's got one 60K/yr patronage job for every tree.
2002-10-10 11:23:30 AM  

Could I interupt your statements of suprise long enough to hand you your winnings? You are among the usual supects who have very good luck at gambling here at Rick's.

It pays to play at Rick's. And it pays to be born under the right Alderman.


If you want to debate healthcare, fire it up. I 've got a post-doctorate degree in healthcare financing and reimbursement and actually get paid to know stuff about healthcare. I have forgotten more about Healthcare while surfing Fark than 435 Congressmen, 100 Senators, one Pres, One Vice Pres will ever know.
2002-10-10 11:29:40 AM  
2002-10-10 11:41:42 AM  
It doesn't matter that he was drunk. Because he was wearing a suit. He had that air of professionalism that a suit conveys.
2002-10-10 11:48:07 AM  
I remember that time I went to a job interview all jacked up on speed.

oh wait. That was Trainspotting.
2002-10-10 11:58:50 AM  
10-10-02 10:41:21 AM Spiritauthor
All I have say about government waste or wasted government is that when the King put a 4% tax on tea the Bostonians dumped it in the harbor. 4%. Anybody priced cigarettes and beer lately?

Actually the amount of the tax on the Tea had nothing to do with the dumpage. It was the fact that the king levvyed (sp) the tax without the colonists having a representative in England to object or agree on their behalf. Also none of the revenue generated by the tax was spent in the new colonies...all of it went back to england.
The sad part now is that the taxes that get generated are created by people that are supposed to represent EVERYone in their district or state yet most of the time those reps are represent the special interests that fill their pockets with the bling bling!
2002-10-10 12:22:33 PM  
Q: Why don't County employees stare out the window in the mornings?

A: Because then they'd have nothing to do all afternoon.

Ba da BING!
2002-10-10 12:38:09 PM  
I get nervous in interviews. A shot of grain calms the nerves. I got the job.
2002-10-10 12:39:57 PM  
Oh and for all you complaining about goverment workers not working, you do realize most farkers are getting paid for their internet time and most are non-government.
2002-10-10 1:02:45 PM  
He could get a job selling propane and propane accesories
2002-10-10 1:13:21 PM  
It's nice to know that Otis is now gainfully employed in Mayberry.
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2002-10-10 6:54:35 PM  
Mentall *hic* note....move to shicagoe...
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