Reader Mail: City Slackers
Today’s reader mail segment is from an irate Hoboken resident, who thinks that a particular parks “employee” over at Elysian Park does absolutely jack squat.
I go to that park daily, and while this woman does nowhere near what the other guy did (Mike – who was apparently re-located to a different park, shucks), I did witness her go after someone who let their dog poop on the basketball court, and she did help me find the water bowl once they turned the fountain back on. But I’ll have to pay more attention after getting this letter:
Almost no-show city worker
Has anyone else noticed this lady that works over at Elysian Park?
She’s a taxpayer-funded city employee that does absolutely nothing every day. In fact, last week she pretty much lounged in the patio chair all day – every day, chatted on the cell phone (is this a city cell phone?) and goes to the lunch truck. What a stunning list of accomplishments.
I also noticed a Poland Spring water bottle filled with what was definitely NOT water. It looked strikingly familiar, say, Red Bull? I can only wonder if that’s mixed with something.
Whereas other city workers seemed to care about the parks they were assigned (like maintaining the dog run, mowing the lawn, etc.), this lady seems to have an attitude, and responds “I don’t know nuthin'” each time someone asks her a question.
Where are the park supervisors? Does she have any responsibilities? How did she get this job, and should slackers like this be allowed on the payroll?
Disgusting to say the least.”