Tuesday, August 07, 2007

DLSE management & DLSE lawyers should conduct themselves as if a camera was recording their decisions & actions affecting the taxpayers

Bill Maher was the host of ABC's Politically Incorrect until they cancelled his show for being politically incorrect. Among the reasons, advertisers like Sears and FedEx bailed, and Disney (who owns ABC) gotzta have their money. Now, he has a weekly show on HBO, and thank goodness HBO picked it up.
Criticism is the highest form of democracy...think about it. What happens when a Chinese national criticizes China? What happened when an Iranian criticized the Shaw of Iran? To bring it back to this decade, what do you think happened when an Iraqi criticized Saddam Hussein? Democracy is a proponent of criticism because: 1) it stirs debate, and 2) people who care to say what's on their minds usually want to make things better for the whole, and 3) people have the freedom to say what they are thinking. DLSE management cannot take the necessary steps & make the necessary decisions to improve this agency so as to better serve those who need DLSE's help. They, the decision makers, deserve a proportionate level of criticism that's indicative of their duty of care to the public until they either eliminate the stupidity or fix the problem.
Greg Rupp? His resume speaks for itself...an Assistant Chief do-nothing, carry-a-gun-collect-a-paycheck and run out the clock to his retirement. Robert Jones? He's a blunt instrument/tool for his bosses who also had to have the California Supreme Court tell him how to interpret meal & rest periods; he also fired the one attorney that made the correct interpretation of meal & rest periods. Is Robert Jones jealous of Miles Locker? More than likely. Emasculated? Perhaps. Smarter? Not at all, just politically-connected because Jones couldn't get a job in state service on his own. Lupe Almaraz? Just another tool/cheerleader for a multi-million dollar computer software system , and he can't say no to his bosses, those very same bosses that got him promoted.
The last time I checked, this was neither China nor Iran...this is America, where we have this document called the US Constitution and the freedom to believe that if somebody is an incompetent *sshole, then we have the freedom to speak and write such beliefs.

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9 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

You got to be kidding. Here at DIR, if you are incompetent and obedient, first you get promoted, and then you are put in charge of costly projects such as CMS. The end result is obvious to all of the hard working staff at DLSE who have to use the non-functioning CMS.

So where do you see the California constitution applied, and the management held accountable?

5/13/2007 1:44 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Please, keep on telling it like it is. To quote from a speech given by Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., on April 4, 1967, exactly one year before his assassination:

"A time comes when silence is betrayal.... The truth of these words is beyond doubt, but the mission to which they call us is a most difficult one. Even when pressed by the demands of inner truth, men do not easily assume the task of opposing their government's policy.... Nor does the human spirit move without great difficulty against all the apathy of conformist thought within one's bosom and in the surrounding world.... Some of us who have already begun to break the silence of the night have found that the calling to speak is often a vocation of agony, but we must speak. We must speak with all the humility that is appropriate in our limited vision, but we must speak.... Now let us begin. Now let us re-dedicate ourselves to the long and bitter --but beautiful -- struggle for a new world."

5/13/2007 4:30 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I JUST HAD THE MISFORTUNE OF TAKING THE ORAL REGIONAL MANAGER EXAM. I KNEW FROM THE BEGINNING THAT IT WAS A WASTE OF TIME BUT I THOUGHT I WOULD TEST IT OUT ONE MORE TIME. IN THE PAST, I COULD GUESS THE TOP THREE CANDIDATES THAT WOULD MAKE IT ON THE LIST. I COULD DO THIS BEFORE THE INTERVIEWS WERE EVEN HELD. THIS EXAM WAS ESPECIALLY INTERESTING SINCE MANAGEMENT OPTED TO EXTEND THE DEADLINE IN ORDER TO HAVE THEIR "CHOSEN ONE" APPLY.BEING THE IDEAL CANDIDATE FOR THIS JOB WITH A CLEAN BACKGROUND AND YEARS OF EXPERIENCE I DECIDED TO APPLY. SINCE I HAVE CONNECTIONS FROM ABOVE, I OBTAINED THE (7) EXAM QUESTIONS IN ADVANCE AND HAD THE ANSWERS PEGGED. AS SOON AS I WALKED INTO THE EXAM, I SAW THE "HIT MAN" FOR THE DEPARTMENT,"GREG RUPP". TO MAKE A LONG STORY SHORT, I DIDN'T EVEN MAKE IT ON THE LIST. RUPP COULD HAVE AT LEAST PRETENDED TO BE INTERESTED IN MY PERFECTED ANSWERS BUT HE APPEARD TO BE IN A STUPOR DURING THE WHOLE INTERVIEW.NANCY AND THE PERSONNEL INDIVIDUAL APPEARED TO BE INTERESTED AND EVEN ASKED QUESTIONS. IT'S TIME TO CLEAN HOUSE AND GET RID OF THESE ASSHOLES. THE FIRST TO GO WOULD BE THE WANNABE LABOR COMMISSIONER AND HIS "HIT MAN" RUPP. THANK GOD FOR THE BLOG SITE. YOUR COMMENTS ARE DRIVING THEM CRAZY! GOOD LUCK IN JUNE AND MAKE SURE THESE NAZI'S PAY FOR YOUR DEFENSE.

5/14/2007 10:59 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

LISTEN UP BLOG BOY. RUPP IS A LIAR AND A CHEAT. HE HAS DESTROYED MANY CAREERS DURING HIS REIGN. A FEW EXAMPLES IS THE INVESTIGATION REPORT ON DAVID DORAME. HE TOTALLY REMOVED ANY AND ALL COUNTS OF DRUNKEN DRIVING AND THE DESTRUCTION OF A STATE VEHICLE FROM THIS REPORT. SAME GOES WITH ED VOVERIS, JOHN CARTER, ROGER MILLER AND THE LIST GOES ON AND ON. IT NOW HAS COME TO MY ATTENTION THAT SOME OF LAURO CON'S AND HENRY HUERTA'S INVESTIGATION REPORT ON YOU HAS ALSO BEEN TAMPERED WITH. RUPP HAS DECIDED TO DELETE ANYTHING FROM THIS REPORT THAT MIGHT MAKE YOU APPEAR TO BE A GOOD STATE EMPLOYEE. SO WATCH OUT! REMEMBER THE DISCIPLINARY MEETING HE HAD WITH YOU CONCERNING A BASELESS COMPLAINT FROM AN ANGRY COMPLAINANT. THERE WAS ANOTHER COMPLAINT AGAINST A DEPUTY IN THE SAME OFFICE CONCERNING A BATTERY IN THE PARKING LOT BUT NO FOLLOW-UP. YOU DEFINITELY HAVE A BULLS EYE ON YOUR BACK AND RUPP AND JONES ARE TRYING TO FIGURE WHAT KIND OF AMMUNTION IS REQUIRED TO GET RID OF YOU ONCE AND FOR ALL. GOOD LUCK BUDDY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

5/14/2007 6:25 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Does anyone know who made the Regional Manager list or is it being kept a secret?

5/16/2007 9:58 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Did the person who wrote in all caps really claim to have the exam answers in advance? Who did they get them from?

5/17/2007 8:16 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

YES, I HAD THE ANSWERS IN ADVANCE AND YES I KNEW WHO WAS ON THE PANEL. THE POINT I AM TRYING TO MAKE IS THAT IT REALLY DOES NOT MATTER IF YOU ACE THE TEST AND YOU'RE A GREAT EMPLOYEE, IT STILL COMES DOWN TO POLITICS. WHO GAVE ME THE SEVEN QUESTIONS PRIOR TO THE EXAM IS NOT RELEVANT JUST INDICATIVE OF HOW CORRUPT THE SYSTEM IS.

5/17/2007 11:08 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

You idiot! How long do you think it will take to figure out who you are? That you took the test before 10:59 AM on 5/14/2007? You have violated civil service rules and are now subject to discipline? We'll see what happens to you.

5/19/2007 8:31 AM  
Anonymous WAKE UP AND SMELL THE ROSES said...

SINCE EVERYONE HAD TAKEN THE REGIONAL MANAGER EXAM PRIOR TO THE BLOG COMMENT ON MAY 14, 2007 YOUR SUPPOSITION THAT I WILL BE FOUND OUT IS WITHOUT FOUNDATION. SECOND OF ALL, I DID NOT TAKE THE REGIONAL MANAGER EXAM IN ORDER VIOLATE CIVIL SERVICE RULES BUT TO TEST THE VALIDITY OF THE EXAM. THIS VALIDATES MY THEORY THAT CIVIL SERVICE EXAMS ARE A JOKE AND CAN BE MANIPULATED BY UPPER MANAGEMENT. MANAGEMENT CAN BASICALLY PICK AND CHOOSE WHO THEY WANT ON AN ORAL EXAM. IF YOU ACTUALLY BELIEVE THESE EXAMS ARE BASED ON THE QUALITY OF THE CANDIDATES AND THEIR RESPECTIVE ANSWERS THEN YOU ARE EITHER THE IDIOT OR IN MANAGEMENT, OR BOTH.

5/21/2007 12:56 AM  

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