A job offer gone wrong

A job offer gone wrong

There are 67 comments on the TwinCities.com story from Oct 23, 2010, titled A job offer gone wrong. In it, TwinCities.com reports that:

Finance officers from cities and counties around Minnesota gathered in September at Alexandria's Arrowwood Resort and Conference Center for their professional conference.

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Ray Marshall

Minneapolis, MN

#2 Oct 24, 2010
Maybe they should meet at places like the old Alcatraz prison and just be let out for meetings. No chit chat allowed.

Or would you rather have finance officials not meet at all and who don't get to learn anything new and suffer the consequences?
Citizen

Dresser, WI

#3 Oct 24, 2010
Thedy ahve court house to and many public buildings. They have jail beds if they need a p[lace to stay. They are no better than any prison we have. They all have hidden records to show it.
Patriot

AOL

#4 Oct 24, 2010
Citizen wrote:
Thedy ahve court house to and many public buildings. They have jail beds if they need a p[lace to stay. They are no better than any prison we have. They all have hidden records to show it.
'Fess up, what were you arrested for?
Out Of Touch 1

Chicago, IL

#5 Oct 24, 2010
And, said the lawyer for the League of Minnesota Cities, a reasonable amount of money — even tax money — spent on entertainment is OK.
Citizen

Dresser, WI

#6 Oct 24, 2010
Patriot wrote:
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'Fess up, what were you arrested for?
Why are you wasting my tax dollar? Your on duty.
Out Of Touch 2

Chicago, IL

#7 Oct 24, 2010
St. Paul spent $1.34 million in 2008, some of which was connected to a one-time event, the Republican National Convention in St. Paul. It spent $878,000 in 2009 and expects to spend about $530,000 in 2010.

Hello anybody home? Mayor? Councl? Better not see a property tax increase.
Leadership

United States

#8 Oct 24, 2010
Lead by example... So much for the perception this group ensures monies are properly spent.
Patriot

AOL

#9 Oct 24, 2010
Citizen wrote:
<quoted text>Why are you wasting my tax dollar? Your on duty.
Yes I am on duty, troll patrol! What were you arrested for?
Citizen

Dresser, WI

#10 Oct 24, 2010
Patriot wrote:
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Yes I am on duty, troll patrol! What were you arrested for?
There kids not trolls. Sicko
Seriously

Rochester, MN

#11 Oct 24, 2010
Citizen wrote:
<quoted text>There kids not trolls. Sicko
Quit changing your name jerry. It's getting difficult to find your drivel. And who would have thought we would find you in this story. It has nothing to do with cops or the criminal 'just us' system.
Smell the Coffee

Minneapolis, MN

#12 Oct 24, 2010
The American public is being so mislead, our biggest threat is not terrorism coming from other countries it is the governmental system America currently has in place, we the tax payers are paying billions of dollars on some ridiculous program such as "Home Land Security" to protect us from who knows what, when in reality, it should be a program designed to monitor and protect the tax payers from flagrant tax spending public employees. Don't get me wrong there are a few responsible public employees that are truly concerned about not wasting tax dollars, however Cathy Shuman is not one of them.
ANOKA COUNTY

Minneapolis, MN

#13 Oct 24, 2010
all citizens should regularly check with their county (who are required by law to disclose taxpayer expenses) and other government bodies. In Anoka and Hennipen counties there are WATCHDOG groups who disclose government waste. for example, Scott Ledoux (Former AC board member) required 7 nights in sunny Hawaii for a 5 day "business " trip. Do you think the taxpayers of AC would have approved?
Watchdog groups

Minneapolis, MN

#14 Oct 24, 2010
Anoka County site anokacountywatchdog.com/

Hennipen county site www.taxpayerwatchdog.org/

The politicians will not like this at all
Buttomfly

Madison, WI

#15 Oct 24, 2010
“If the government is not producing the results or has become destructive to the ends of our liberties, we have a right to get rid of that government and to get rid of it by any means necessary,” Broden said, adding the nation was founded on a violent revolt against Britain’s King George III.

Spoken by a black congressional candidate in Dallas. There are more and more candidates calling for a revolution of sorts to turn this country around. It's about time. Incumbents need to go, no matter their party affiliation if they have been career politicians sitting on their hands while this country sinks deeper and deeper into debt. There are many people lining their pockets with the devastation taking place all around us, and don't think it is just happenstance.
No Sympathy for the Devil

AOL

#16 Oct 24, 2010
Pathetic entitlement low life wasters of hard earned tax dollars! Greed rules and to think the so called state 'auditor' and legal beagles think it's OK. Wake up public.
Binar

Mankato, MN

#17 Oct 24, 2010
Hey what do you get when civil servants are paid well to totally ignore the issues they are to paid to minimize? And spend all your money while out partying???

answer: MINNESOTA
Take a look

United States

#18 Oct 24, 2010
when you board an airplane, the folks in first class are not government workers and we all help pay for their priviledge in the costs of goods and services. Lay off the public employees, work related travel is almost always a burden for the individual and not loaded with great perks. This tea-party mentality is old and tired. We could spend a lot looking at this stuff to be accountable and waste even more money. The people who will screw the system will always screw the system, just don't hire them in the first place, let them work for the private sector. Public sector work isn't all it is cracked up to be for most. Thank a public sector worker once in awhile, most are good folks who care about community. Tax whiners, go away.
State auditor etc

AOL

#19 Oct 24, 2010
This is exactly why Pat Anderson needs to be auditor again. Otto is a pandering, do nothing liberal. Her office had a bunch of people at this conference and she lacks the political nerve to do anything about it other than think it's appropriate. As far as the other commenters, they should be audited by a watchdog like Anderson. They're all in the same bed. Disgusts me.
Ex Gov Worker

Minneapolis, MN

#20 Oct 24, 2010
Take a look wrote:
when you board an airplane, the folks in first class are not government workers and we all help pay for their priviledge in the costs of goods and services. Lay off the public employees, work related travel is almost always a burden for the individual and not loaded with great perks. This tea-party mentality is old and tired. We could spend a lot looking at this stuff to be accountable and waste even more money. The people who will screw the system will always screw the system, just don't hire them in the first place, let them work for the private sector. Public sector work isn't all it is cracked up to be for most. Thank a public sector worker once in awhile, most are good folks who care about community. Tax whiners, go away.
Where I once worked (U of MN) there were guys who wore out the heels of their shoes because they were propped up on their desk all day. These were FT workers, supported by tax dollars, who were paid to do nothing, as their jobs were taken over by another dept, but where lost in the system - yet paid - because no one questioned who they were
Patriot

AOL

#21 Oct 24, 2010
Seriously wrote:
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Quit changing your name jerry. It's getting difficult to find your drivel. And who would have thought we would find you in this story. It has nothing to do with cops or the criminal 'just us' system.
Look rocky/jerryperson/citizen, everybody is onto your silly rants. Tell us what you were arrested for?

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