I would LOVE to have a reason to stop telling the stories. Then I would not need (and my coworkers would not need) therapeutic and chemical help to keep going. ^_^
She isn't coming in HERSELF you understand.
Isn't that nice? Yeah, maybe the mayor and union will finally do something.
Of course, if they do no more Stonecold stories!
The director of another library system told me that she had had a talk with the president of our board and asked him if he realized that we were the laughing stock of the state because of Stonecold's "policies". He let on that they were going to stand behind her 300% and that they had stopped the mayor from getting rid of her "last time." (I'm going ahead and guessing that was the time she threw a clipboard across the room because all the people attending the meeting were required to sign their names and she announced that she wasn't forced to put up with that *bleep* and walked out.) All of this used to surprise me, then I remembered how hard it was to get rid of the elected officials who were caught on camera sleeping on the job, going home to watch television all day and taking their kids to Chuck E. Cheese on the taxpayer dollar, the election official who proudly admitted she didn't send enough ballots to the parts of the city that conformed to a different political party because "they had so many left over last year" and so forth. We may not be the MOST corrupt in the U.S. or even on the east coast, but we are running someone a close second!
So is there any way to get rid of the board..or at least reassign them to other boards?
Ah, more than one of us has asked that over the years. I was told the board can only be dissolved by the mayor. Sadly, they are also a self perpetuating board which means when one of their members leaves they invite someone to be on the board...there are no elections. Almost three years ago, they won a legal point against the city and promised that when legal point about finances became official, they would step down and hold board elections. Yeah, that hasn't happened, either. In private, one or two of them will admit that Stonecold is the most incompetent creature on earth. However, they all like having power over the $$$$$ which they didn't have before. TBH, we very much doubt that it isn't Stonecold who makes policy anymore...we suspect the board does it because she doesn't know how to or won't. I've been to board meetings and had others described to me where the board members try to get any kind of answer out of Stoney regarding policies and budgets and....she sits and plays with her smartphone. Another coworker/union steward told me about a meeting with state officials where a board member had to reach over and take the phone away from her because she wasn't listening to what the officials were saying. And of course, there was the classic meeting where Stonecold got bored, got up from, called someone and left the meeting....and the board didn't realize she was gone for almost forty five minutes. We'd make a great sitcom. So basically, a lot of library policy MIGHT be made by a judge with no judgement, an accountant without accountability, a teacher who is unable to learn and several other ethically challenged individuals.....
Anyway, let's not derail the other snowflakes. If anything happens to Stonecold, I promise to make an entry about it here somewhere.