On the agenda, February 14th Commissioners meeting, was the retire/rehire, part time, of Sally Bell, director of Dept. of Aging. That position has always been full time. Her salary plus benefits for 20-26 hours weekly would be what many make working full time. The question posed to Commissioners Traci Jemison and Mary Samide of wether this is now a part time position was not answered. How could they not know? What kind of game are they playing? Youuuu knowwww!
When asked to speak for herself, Sally declined. A few loyal supporters she brought spoke for her. Slick move Sally.
Their speeches were so obviously biased and emotional, stating how much Sally cared for the elderly, that she was dedicated, irreplaceable, the elderly would suffer without her and no one knew the job like she does.
I am sure Sally did a good job.... but so what. This has nothing to do with her or anyone else who tries to double dip. This is about abuse of the system.
We hear similar words of justification repeated every time with these double dippers. This money grubbing practice in Geauga has to stop right now!
It’s the good old boys club again, taking advantage of and abusing the system at the expense of the taxpayers.
No one, including Sally Bell, is indispensable. I am quite sure the Dept. of Aging will not fall apart without her. Sally should take her nice retirement and move on with her life.
This only goes to show the failure of our county officials to groom others for these positions. That’s what successful corporations do.
This practice is demoralizing to the ambitions of other workers wanting to move up the ladder who have families to support. It stagnates the workplace, preventing new people with fresh ideas from getting in.
Not surprising, the two “Good Old Boy” Commissioners Traci Jemison and Mary Samide support double dipping. They try to shove down our throats the idea that double dipping saves the county money. Commissioner Ralph Spidialeri put together a presentation that shows otherwise. Others in the state have also shown this.
One of Sally Bell’s friends stated there were about 1670 volunteers in the Dept. of Aging. The ONLY Commissioner with any common sense, Ralph Spidialeri, noted that since the volunteer system worked so well in that department, then why doesn’t Sally come back as a volunteer? Volunteers save the county a lot of money. All of Sally’s friends were silent. Hmmmm. I wonder if this is really about all that extra money instead of Sally Bell’s “love” for the elderly.