Richard Stogner, meaning Burrell Ellis, hate the police! There's no other way to describe their contempt for us.
To rehash: We made it to work during the resent winter storm. Others chose to stay home. Burrell Ellis finds nothing wrong with paying the people who stayed home a full days pay.
How in the hell does this make any sense? The county is broke. In an attempt to make the financial ends meet, we were forced to work holidays without pay, and then furloughed.
With the county facing a 50 million dollar deficit, Burrell Ellis decides to pay people for staying home! How many millions of dollars did that cost the taxpayers? Why wasn't that tough question asked?
Find us one private company that paid their people for staying home during the winter storm.
Is this the reason for the elimination of the promotional raises, to help of set the cost of paying folks to stay at home?
Speaking of ticket furloughs, we didn't get started last year until late September. Imagine what a year long furlough would cost this county. You want to play these silly games Burrell, then we'll play!
A word to our brothers and sisters in uniform. The county is nearing the end of its budget process. If you are feeling the need for another ticket furlough, hold off until the budget is passed. Keep the bastards guessing! Once the budget is passed, it's hammer down time! But beware! We will be threatened by the brass and the commissioners alike. Be prepared for furlough days. Be prepared to have the brass to make your life miserable. But we have to be strong.
We are not going to take it anymore!