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


  1. This is so TRUE John and pretty hilarious! Positions are dumb'd down to fit applicants and salaries go up. And if you are the son of a councilman with proven anger management issues around kids, you can still be athletic director no problem! You forgot to mention NEPOTISM and the creation of positions out of air. HOPE you catch my drift.

  2. so this is how a certain councilman's driveway got paved eh? but don't those ladies love the blue eyes.

  3. I think that is exactly how Tommy's driveway got paved... The citizens are wuss dogs are always look the other way..

  4. Just look at the PD. That's working out great! Got to love what a joke this city is!

  5. Finally we learn how Debbie Milardo was considered qualified

  6. Typical Serracrats. They always get what they want but "they don't get involved"!!!!! They are the monters behind the scenes, especially big brother Joey. Neither one are o called speakers. Thanks to their wives who, do all the writing for them. Karma will get them some day!!!!

  7. I'm with you John and with anonymous #2. Watch those ladies M&M. Better follow your man.

  8. Sadly, this is how many city employees get their jobs and get promoted. Milardo and his wife are no exception.

  9. Linda Bonaiuto-O'HaraOctober 8, 2013 at 8:31 AM

    Well John to add to your newsletter from my experience with the hiring system. You can meet all the criteria, go through the interviewing process, have the license needed (not assistant license), told you have the job, but the letter from HR never arrived. It went out to someone who was less qualified! The fellows who were in charge of the process and making the decision were very confused. Not one person right to the Mayor could explain how this happened. They just said it was not them!! Wow, how could that happen!
    I guess we did not pay the special dues to the special few. If the great residence of Middletown continues to allow this very SMALL group of people to have such power, what will Middletown’s future be? Not one of the people, it will be a Town of the few!

  10. What about the millions of dollars of scrape metal allowed to go into others pockets and not back to the city to help the taxpayers? How can they allow an illegal salvage yard operate right next to the public works garage!
    Blame the voters for keeping the same old politicians in office.

  11. To the Milardo haters. You are just the kind of people your favorite politicians like to lead to slaughter! Just follow good little sheep.
    Just remember how quickly your Democrats turned away from Domenique Thornton.
    One of the most popular Councilman once told me: "Friend are like rubbers. Use them, and throw them away!"

  12. Linda,
    It is already a town of the few.


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