Monday, October 07, 2013

Guestblog: Hiring Process by John Milardo

Below is a essay by John Milardo. All opinions expressed are that of the author and not necessarily that of the Insider staff, burden of proof lies with the author. The newsletter in its original format can be downloaded and read here:
   John Milardo And Justice For All A NEWSLETTER  “And Justice For All” is a newsletter involving my opinions, views, and commentary as a life long Middletown resident. In my capacity as a former employee of Middletown (retired) for over 41 years, I have a different perspective regarding how and why public figures do what they do.

  Note:  Any similarities in this article between those living or deceased are purely                          coincidental and/or speculative on the reader’s part.

  If you were to hire someone to head a City department, say hypothetically for streets and maybe parks, what qualifications would you incorporate in your job criteria?  I’ll give you similar criteria used in the past.  Past criteria: 
 • Know how to paint lines on our streets.  Until very recently this criteria no longer applies because it is not considered to be part of the department. How?  I don’t know?
 • Must be promoted to a supervisory position, and have no knowledge of the work you will be supervising. 
 • Must have a BS degree in engineering.  If engineering qualification cannot be met, the City will remove it from the job, so their applicant now meets the new minimum qualifications; with no engineering degree.  This educational removal will not reduce the salary grade.  The applicant will earn the same salary as if he/she had earned the degree. 
  • Must possess the ability to become invisible and not located during the work day.  This is a must if you’re going to be the head of the department.  
   • The ability to be a puppet and protégé of our City’s political godfather(s). 
   • Capable of providing employment, at the taxpayer’s expense, for girlfriends (after approved by the Mayor).  
   • Ability to provide already rehearsed answers to the Common Council members when required.  
   • Ability to look pathetic when asked non-rehearsed questions by the Common Council members.  
   • The ability to call upon others within the department to answer questions of the Common Council that you have no idea how to?  
  • Ability to lie without sweating or blushing. • Must be morally capable to accept graft funds when offered. • The ability to be a silent partner bar owner, where Common Council members and politicians can meet and receive free refreshments.  
 • The ability to consume large quantities of alcoholic beverages.  
 • The ability to believe your life is part of the “Sopranos” television show.
 • Must be capable of sucking up to every politician in both political parties, and serve as a waiter for them at public functions.  No spinal column required.
• Wage scale:  As much of taxpayer’s money as possible for doing political favors for personal gain.   Present criteria:  See above.   
 Stay strong.  Stay involved.  Stay together.  Seek the truth. John Milardo

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