The LuLac Edition #911, Aug. 18th, 2009
Michael Buffer of the Citizen’s Voice reported Monday that a few county row offices were going to be closed for lunch due to staff cuts. The offices are Bob Reilly’s Clerk of Courts office and Dottie Stankovic’s Register of Wills office. According to Buffer’s article, Reilly and Stankovic blame the Commissioners Office for the staff reductions that cut their funding in January. WHAT BABIES! WHAT A BUNCH OF CHILDISH POLITICAL BOTTOM FEEDERS!!!!! The funding in their offices were cut so they cut hours. And the hours they cut just happened to coincide with the hours that taxpayers who pay their salaries happen to be free to get service. One of them said that there were no complaints. Well, when you tell people via a hand written sign and not a mention on the county web site, you’re not going to get a complaint until someone needs the service. And to be honest, Luzerne County taxpayers are so used to being mistreated by their political office holders, they become like abused children or wives, they begin to think they deserve the treatment because they know no other way. When Libraries had cuts a few years ago, they cut hours but not smack dab in the middle of the business day. When Home Health was cut in the 80s during a similar staff reduction, they didn’t stop going to people’s homes in the middle of the day because that’s when the treatments were scheduled. Furthermore, even with the staff reductions, their offices employ more than 5 people each. Reilly says his people are attending court proceedings. All day Bob???
The water company I buy spring water from has one person manning the office. They are open all day.
The recent stops and starts of the Home Rule Commission and the Terry Best/P.J. Best incident in Pittston has a few frequent e mailers to LuLac saying maybe Home Rule might not be much better. And sometimes I waver and think maybe they’re right, why not keep things the way they are. But just when I begin to think this, some row officer pulls this crap. Did they volunteer to work weekends to fill in the gap? Oh come now. Reilly is not up for re-election until 2011. But Stankovic is running this year. She has an opponent, Gina Nevenglosky. Her picture is in the Photo Index directly under the Snapple ad. She has said she will not cut hours during lunch time. That’s good enough for me. Someone, somewhere has to send a message to the row officers that enough is enough.
Note: In my home office I have an autographed picture of the late Ed Kuniak, myself and John Stanky. To my knowledge, Stanky never stopped the music for lunch during a concert.
This lunch time thing got me thinking how history might have changed if Luzerne County row officers were in charge of events.
If Luzerne County Row officers were in charge of the moon landing, Neil Armstrong might have landed in August of 1969 instead of July. Space lunch.
There would be a “Good Saturday” instead of a “Good Friday” because they’d have to interrupt the crucifixion for lunch.
Columbus’ voyage would result in The United Area of Jamaica because lunch would’ve delayed their trek to the big land.
Julius Caesar might have survived because Brutus might’ve been on a rigatoni run.
The death of President Kennedy would not have been broadcast to the world if Walter Cronkite had the row office work mentality. He’d be at lunch.
Paul Revere might have said, “The British were here? I missed it. I was at lunch."