Last week ALL department heads within the county were summoned to a meeting in Decatur to brainstorm various ways to cut their budgets.
The most prevalent idea to come out of the meeting is to revamp the vacation/sick day accruing system, wiping the slate clean of our hard earned, saved vacation and sick time.
What would that mean to you? Well, if you use every vacation and sick day as soon as you get it, nothing. But if you are a dedicated hard worker who rarely takes vacation or sick days, it means you lose all those days you have saved over the years for emergency's and retirement.
The current system or benefit, most likely will be replaced with a "use it or lose it,” type system. The county will give you only a set number of days per year for vacation and sick time. If you use them, great. If you don't, then you lose them at the end of the year.
If and when this is enacted, will Burrell do so with an executive order under the cover of darkness, standing behind his henchman Richard Stogner? Or will he come forward and announce it publicly at one of his "feel good" budget hearings?