The LuLac Edition #954, Sept. 26th, 2009
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This week a few incumbent Judges Peter Paul Olszewski Junior and Thomas Burke went on “Corbett” and said they had no inkling that something was amiss on the third floor of the Luzerne County Courthouse. One of the things I have known in my life as a truism was that workplace gossip and supposition happens all over. What makes the Judges claim so unbelievable is this: everyone talks about work, at work , while at work, home from work, away from work all the time about WORK! . Here’s a conversation I had with a friend who works in a small factory.
Q: What do you do?
A: I weld lamp bases.
Q: Do you like it?
A: It’s easy. I have my walkman on , do my job, nobody bothers me.
Q: How many people work in your plant?
A: 14. 8 in production, 6 in the office.
Q: Do you know what’s going on in your factory?
A: I do my job, yeah I know what I’m doing.
Q: No, no. Do you know what’s happening in the place? Like if the place was going to close because of the slow economy or one of the owners was messing around with someone, smoothing, I mean are you aware of stuff like that?
A: Well yeah. Everybody knows everything. In a workplace you can’t keep anything secret.
Q: Down where I live some Judges say they were unaware of some of the other Judge’s behavior and dealings. What do you think of that?
A: As long as people work, that’s their world. To not be aware of it, well, I’d rather not say.
Q: Go ahead.
A: Well I think if you don’t know what’s happening where you work, and you admit that, you’re either a liar or an idiot.
Q: Even if they are educated Judges and lawyers?