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Old 01-28-2009, 07:16 PM
 
Location: State of Being
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The story just gets better and better . . . well, the juicy tidbits keep getting juicier. The situation, as it has impacted the United Way, keeps looking worse and worse.

While workers across this region were trying to figure out how to budget their United Way contributions (wh/ typically are configured w/ payroll deductions), Ms. King was out and about - spending more money on her executive expense account than the average person in Charlotte even EARNS.

Just under $74,000 help bolster Ms. King's lifestyle last year. Yep. You read that right. This was just the money spent on perks. You know. Like Carolina Panthers season tickets to the tune of $4280. And a car lease of $750 a month (I believe we can all assume that wasn't for a Ford Escort, LOL).

And honey, King even managed to get UW to foot the bills for several social club memberships (The Piedmont Club, The Point Lake and Golf Club, City Club) plus an athletic club membership, a personal financial planner . . .

When did she have time to work, with travel expenses of over $23,000?

Dear me. I wonder how the agencies who depend on UW funding to meet their budgets feel about their fearless leader spending more on social club memberships and a car than their annual salaries?
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Old 01-28-2009, 07:21 PM
 
Location: Union County
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I need a job at United Way!
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Old 01-28-2009, 07:29 PM
 
Location: State of Being
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I need a job at United Way!
I believe the Gravy Train has already pulled out of town as far as UW is concerned, LOL!!!
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Old 01-28-2009, 07:40 PM
 
Location: Noth Caccalacca
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How can this woman even look at herself in the mirror and think she was helping less fortunate people with an expense account like that? She must have seen the reflection of Michael Douglas in Wall St. chanting the mantra "Greed is Good"! Some people have no shame!
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Old 01-28-2009, 07:46 PM
 
Location: State of Being
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How can this woman even look at herself in the mirror and think she was helping less fortunate people with an expense account like that? She must have seen the reflection of Michael Douglas in Wall St. chanting the mantra "Greed is Good"! Some people have no shame!
Exactly what I have been thinking, Em. Hard to fathom. And did you read other info from the CLT OBS - describing that employees and agency directors were afraid of her - so even tho they suspected things were not up to snuff - they dared not cross her path b/c she was difficult to deal with??? Oh my. Quite the Prima Donna, methinks!!!!
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Old 01-28-2009, 07:54 PM
 
Location: Ayrsley
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This woman deserves the public shame alot more than than that guy who hired a hooker. I hope she winds up homeless and destitute.
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Old 01-28-2009, 08:03 PM
 
Location: Noth Caccalacca
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Exactly what I have been thinking, Em. Hard to fathom. And did you read other info from the CLT OBS - describing that employees and agency directors were afraid of her - so even tho they suspected things were not up to snuff - they dared not cross her path b/c she was difficult to deal with??? Oh my. Quite the Prima Donna, methinks!!!!
I'm still amazed that she ever landed a job like that in the first place. There must be 100 people in Charlotte that could have done her job at 1/4 of the price. She must not have gotten that "inspirational poster" that says "Just because you are necessary, doesn't mean you're important"!
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Old 01-28-2009, 08:22 PM
 
Location: Union County
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This woman deserves the public shame alot more than than that guy who hired a hooker. I hope she winds up homeless and destitute.
Don't count on it. Remember, her suit says they discriminated against her and I am sure she expects them to settle for even more money. I wonder if she will contribute money to the UW in the future?
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Old 01-28-2009, 08:27 PM
 
Location: State of Being
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Don't count on it. Remember, her suit says they discriminated against her and I am sure she expects them to settle for even more money. I wonder if she will contribute money to the UW in the future?
Call me stupid . . . but . . . I am very confused about how she could be filing a discrimination lawsuit, based on race and gender.

I mean, they knew her race and gender when they hired her, right? So if they knew her race and gender and HIRED her, how can she say she was fired b/c of race and gender? I mean, she hasn't changed something since they hired her, has she? She was a female when they hired her? And she is the same race now as she was when they hired her?

I don't get it.

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Old 01-28-2009, 08:32 PM
 
Location: Union County
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Same here. I wonder if she still lives in Charlotte.
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