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Tuesday, March 06, 2007

GOV, fired county employee bitter

David G. DeVos wrote a guest column published in the Daily Southtown.
I've spent the last 17 years of my life aiding the care of the patients at Oak Forest Hospital. I arrive to work at 4:30 a.m., five or. sometimes. six days a week. I work in the kitchen. I'm inconsequential in the grand scheme of things for the county, a middle manager whose purpose it has been, until now, to provide meals for patients and to do my part to improve the quality of these patient's lives in my own small way.

DeVos rips Todd Stroger in his letter.
It's the janitors and the cooks and the laundry workers and all of the support staff that serve the county selflessly and make a real difference in the lives of those people who need county services. The pleas of the people fell on deaf ears, but we won't be discouraged because Stroger and the commissioners are elected by those who were tossed to the streets.

We won't forget this, and it will be reflected by our votes. Let's see then if Todd still has that perpetual smirk on his face while he gives his concession speech.

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  • This is a pathetic, frustrating situation from every angle.

    By Blogger kween.kong@sbcglobal.net, at 12:40 PM, March 07, 2007  

  • The heading on this thread says it all. Although I feel bad that anyone would have to lose a job due to financial constraints of a corporation, this guy is not any more special than the hundreds of thousands of Americans who have lost their jobs due to public and private sector downsizing over the last 20 years. He is, frankly, just another disgruntled former employee who feel like they're job was the glue that keeps the world together.

    By Blogger Provisoguru, at 3:40 PM, March 07, 2007  

  • Carl, I didnt know how to send this to you except to reply to a different post. I am sure it should be its own topic.

    I will post as Westchester Senior...

    I am very upset at the way the supposed, Progressive Party is politically spinning everything in our town. The seem to be on an agenda to constantly ridicule the mayor and Mr Luciano in every way, shape or form. It is very tiring....and mostly untrue. I am not saying that I agree with everything that our Village board does, what I am saying is that they are not doing anything different than what they are complaining about.

    The Broadview Adult Club story...they made a complete political issue with out casting blame where blame should be....on the Village Manager. It is HIS responsibility to communicate information he learns to all of the board members. I think this is why we have a Village MANAGER form of goverment...instead they blame Mayor Gattuso. It's not his job to call everyone and alert the parties involved, it is the managers. (correct me if I am wrong). Needless to say this is NOT how it is all portrayed on the Progressive Party Website of Lies.
    Why didnt they call Mr gattuso when they heard about it to join forces and get the word out? I bet because they only wanted to try to make him look bad. They dont want to work together. The are loners trying to manipulate a system for there own needs and political gain.

    Mr "Open and Honest" Richard Fox wants everything out front and open, however he made his "blog for public forum and dscussion" private to his select few. I guess he really doesnt want to hear from people who's opinion differ from his. If this would have been anyone else, he would have wanted a GRAND JURY HEARING into it.

    Also, the release of the attorney. They post all of the information that would make it look negative on the situation but fail to say that Mr Edmonds was a Village Trustee with Mr SInde and made a deal to become the village attorney if he would resign from the board. Why dont they talk about that? Why dont they say that Mr Edmonds is a supporter of the Progresive Party...that is why they are concerned. Why dont they say that he billed the village excessively and has provided MIS-INFORMATION on the Prairie issues as well as other things over the past years. Mr Bikelman and Mr fox have both commented on these things over the last few years at meetings but are now unaware of why he was released. Are we seeing a pattern of lies and deception on Mr Fox and Mr Casey's part?

    What did Mr Casey ever do anyways except go along with everything that Mayor Sinde wanted? Now he wants back? He used to even roll his eyes at Mr Fox's comments...I witnessed that in the audience myself...but now he will run with him.

    My husband and I see a bunch of hypocracy with Mr's Fox and Mr Casey (and Mr Buikema). We dont know anything about Mr Boyle...he seems like a nice lad...but who knows.

    I just can't see how grown men who say they want to move the Village forward continuously stop they flow of information and movement for their own enrichment. they like to hear themselves talk and rant and really make themselves out to be people they are not.

    I just hope more people see this before they go vote in APril...I know I am trying to tell as many people as I know.

    I hope you can post this and we can see if any others feel the same way.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 10:35 AM, March 08, 2007  

  • I didn't try to reflect that their was anything special about me. Neither am I disgruntled, what I was trying to do was to inform the general population about the disservice being done them by the new county administration. If the letter is read in its entirety, that message should be clear. I have enjoyed my years working for the county and have met and made many friends and have been rewarded by the knowledge that in some small way some patients were made more comfortable.
    If elected publish officials are allowed to pad the payroll, a payroll that is financed with our taxes, with friends and family members then we are the fools to continue to elect them and allow them to act in this manner as if all is well.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 5:24 PM, March 08, 2007  

  • I agree! padding is cook county's main goal. Every girl friend, wife, daughter, Son, cousin, is working at the county in job that they are not even qualified for. Overtime is given to outside contractors at double the rate. It's because some county official own the company. we are being ripped off every day and it's the people who provide the services that are being let go.
    My vote will be against anyone who votes for this budget without cutting the fat first. we don't need a Manager, Asst. Manager, Supervisor, Asst, Supervisor, Asst to the Asst. Supervisor for ten people. Wake up! COOK COUNTY.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 7:03 PM, March 10, 2007  

  • Carl,
    There seems to be a lot of broken promises from the new Cook county board President, Todd Stroger. What can a voting people do about this? He traveled around this county and came to our Churches making all of these promises about "A NEW COUNTY" once he is elected and they were all , well most of them lies. My uncle was laid off from the hospital and now he has no insurance or anything. He was there for twelve years. If I would have known then what this man is doing niow to destroy families , I would have voted for the republican. and he still keeps giving his family big money jobs. Where can we protest this at?Please tell me.

    By Anonymous mad at stoger, at 6:10 AM, March 11, 2007  

  • mad at stroger said: "There seems to be a lot of broken promises from the new Cook county board President, Todd Stroger."

    Where were you during the campaign? Mr. Stroger delivered on the two main promises he made during the campaign: No tax increases and cutting the budget. He did it despite tremendous pressure from (guess who?) the unions and an already biased media that ridiculed him from day freakin 1.

    You should at least get the facts straight. Just because it's said doesn't make it true.

    By Blogger Provisoguru, at 9:20 PM, March 11, 2007  

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