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Old 11-28-2012, 06:43 PM
 
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Some pretty bold remarks about the Meck County Manager. Get it while it's free!

The fireworks behind Harry Jones’ pay vote | CharlotteObserver.com
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Old 11-28-2012, 09:29 PM
 
Location: Charlotte Metro Area
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Some pretty bold remarks about the Meck County Manager. Get it while it's free!

The fireworks behind Harry Jones’ pay vote | CharlotteObserver.com
CO gets a rare 'kudos' for that one. Mecklenburg County could probably show cause to fire him but the lawsuits wouldn't be worth the time or expense.
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Old 11-28-2012, 09:38 PM
 
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WOW

If the Charlotte Observer editors wrote that can you imagine how bad it really is?
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Old 11-29-2012, 01:53 AM
 
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Indeed. The current Ann Caulkins Charlotte Observer usually only parrots the official government line with absolutely no counter point offered.

If you really want to find out how bad the local government is in regards to its management you have to go to the independent media in Charlotte. The Observer is usually a waste of time. I'm no fan of Jones and IMO, he should be paid about 1/2 of what he does get. Government workers get paid way way too much for the results they achieve.

Ultimately the entire botched property tax mess is his responsibility. One wonders what else is as messed up.
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Old 11-29-2012, 06:31 AM
 
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Doesn't Jones have pancreatic cancer. This seems like the actions of someone trying to make sure everything is set up in case he is not around.
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Old 11-29-2012, 07:05 AM
 
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The County Commissioners agreed to pay his wife's health insurance until she's eligible for Medicare if he retires or leaves the county for whatever reason. That's bogus. If Jones retired or died, she would still be eligible for health insurance under his plan and like any other government employee he or she would pay the premiums. When she's eligible for Medicare, she'll need a "supplement", which means the current health plan will an option. This will probably mean that the county (no, us taxpayers) will continue paying for her health insurance premiums. This is just one more example of three-card monte Jones plays with the County Commissioners when it comes to him doing his job.

Based on the Observer editorial, Jones was insubordinate with his boss(es), has not done his job as a top level manager, violated State Law (release of private information about Pendergraph) etc. In the private sector and some government agencies, he would be GONE. If one believes the Observer's take on the issue, Jones challenged them to fire him. Really? The weenies on the County Commission need to get some backbone and fire him.They look like the fools. Then.............
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Old 11-29-2012, 10:53 AM
 
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CO gets a rare 'kudos' for that one. Mecklenburg County could probably show cause to fire him but the lawsuits wouldn't be worth the time or expense.
Maybe when people can look beyond color and people can be held responsible for their actions, people like him can be fired without bogus charges of racism, descrimination, plotting, etc. The hell with race. All people should be held accountable regardless of color.
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Old 11-29-2012, 12:19 PM
 
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Doesn't Jones have pancreatic cancer. This seems like the actions of someone trying to make sure everything is set up in case he is not around.
+1000. My thoughts exactly. Sounds like he got some news he wasn't expecting after his last visit.
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Old 11-29-2012, 12:38 PM
 
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Every tax dollar handed to Jones is food taken off someone else's table. While his personal situation might be sad, the man is already being paid a 1/4 of a million dollars/year and getting very generous health and other benefits as well. I don't agree with paying him more tax money for this reason given that he can spend some of his money on a life insurance policy if his health is an issue.

He should be compensated solely based on how well he does his job.
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Old 12-01-2012, 05:35 AM
 
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Over the past 12 years that I have been a resident of this area I have read numerous articles about the poor job this man has done. It is despicable how we accept the substandard work for our "world class city" and allow this man to continue to under perform and still have a job.

In most jobs, as stated in the article when he "challenged them to fire him" he would have been handed his walking papers. I blame the Commission for allowing him to continue to bleed the system. Their # 1 focus should be to find someone to replace him now, how hard could it be? $300,000 seems like a good salary for an experienced County Manager or at least someone who comes from a smaller town that is progressive and wants to work hard to make a name for themselves.
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