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#359760 - 04/20/12 10:49 PM So, remember that boss I had...?
ClassyBlackWoman Offline

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Registered: 10/08/06
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Loc: Georgia
You know, the one I complained about a few months ago. Just to give you an all an update:

He was arrested on Jan. 20 for "pandering," otherwise known as soliciting a prostitute. He was arrested in a hotel that's about a mile from our office. In other words, he hooked up with a prostitute in the same damn county he works in...

Needless to say, he was fired the next day. We found out because the sheriff's (the sheriff's office houses the county jail) wife works at the county school system. She works in the department our former editor works in, so she told him. Our former editor told us the morning she found out. The morning after he was arrested, he sent me a text asking me how to go and pull incident reports for all the city police departments. He said he was going to do it so he can familiarize himself when I'm on vacation.

Obviously, he wanted to pull the police reports so he can catch the report before I looked over the incident log to pull it. It would ensure that I would not have found out.

We also had to write about it and publish his arrest the next day. We would have looked like we were hiding something if we didn't write the story.

So, there you have it. My boss was a drunken mess and no one took me and my co-workers seriously until it blew up in their faces.

I'll be back on tomorrow to talk more about these shenanigans
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#359761 - 04/21/12 04:47 AM Re: So, remember that boss I had...? [Re: ClassyBlackWoman]
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I hope your new boss is a lot better. \:\)

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#359773 - 04/24/12 10:40 PM Re: So, remember that boss I had...? [Re: ClassyBlackWoman]
readytogo Offline
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As the saying goes: "Good things come to those who wait." Or maybe what's more relevant: "Give him enough rope to hang himself"

You story sort of reminds me of Jerry Springer (yes, THAT Jerry Springer) who, while mayor of Cincinnati, hired a prostitute. I guess that he never figured that the check that he paid her with would give him away.

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#359779 - 04/28/12 06:05 PM Re: So, remember that boss I had...? [Re: ClassyBlackWoman]
animefreak135 Offline
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Registered: 03/22/06
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Loc: Clarkston, MI, US
HA! That's awesome. Now just wait, your next boss will be a prostitute as their night job :P

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#360020 - 07/29/12 05:37 PM Re: So, remember that boss I had...? [Re: animefreak135]
ClassyBlackWoman Offline

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LOL, my new boss was the editor back in the 1990s when our paper was 3 days a week. She is married to a local politician. He serves on a governmental body that's come under heavy scrutiny, so she has taken a beating by those in the community who have been critical of this entity. While she is really good at her job, she has way too many conflicts of interests (she is apparently helping the county sheriff with his re-election campaign; she didn't tell the higher ups about this before she got hired) and can't sit still long enough to actually do her job.

Before I knew she was going to be hired, I saw her at a meeting and I said I heard she was helping the sheriff w/ his campaign. She said she was helping him a little, but really didn't go into details. I didn't know how involved she was until she got hired. You know, making personal phone calls, calling him and asking to get scoops on arrests, drug busts, etc. I've never seen someone who openly flaunts her conflicts as if nothing is ethically wrong with it.

While we're better off as she most likely won't be arrested, it's still stressful because she can't plan ahead, can't really articulate what she wants in stories and only has an interest in certain things in the community.
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#360023 - 07/29/12 07:22 PM Re: So, remember that boss I had...? [Re: ClassyBlackWoman]
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Local politics generally seems to be the most corrupt.

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#360091 - 08/17/12 09:10 PM Re: So, remember that boss I had...? [Re: Ineligible]
ClassyBlackWoman Offline

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That's putting it mildly:-)
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