Toledo Blade: Warrant Issued For Worker at Pound
Judge Robert Christiansen signed the warrant and set bond at $20,000 for Aaron A. Nova. During a probation violation hearing, the judge ordered that upon his arrest, Mr. Nova not be released because of jail overcrowding. As of late Wednesday, Mr. Nova had not been taken into custody.
But that's not the "story"...you need to read a little further. Then think to yourself "Golly, if there were only people who would appreciate a job working with puppies and kittens all day. Too bad those people are so hard to find..."
Mr. Nova has received a number of "Intent to Discipline" notices, including several for excessive tardiness, neglect of duty, insubordination, and dishonesty. From December, 2006, to September, 2009, he received 10 counseling and disciplinary actions, including two 10-day suspensions.
Lucas County Human Resources Director Brian Cunningham said the collective bargaining agreement's disciplinary action procedure requires that an employee be put on notice of unacceptable actions or behaviors before any disciplinary steps are imposed. Those procedures progress from verbal reprimand to written reprimand to suspensions of varying days and, finally, dismissal, and may skip steps depending on the seriousness of the offense.
"It may seem like there are a lot of disciplinary issues, but if an employee goes 12 months from a charge without the same infraction, their record is cleared, and the progressive discipline resets to verbal reprimand," Mr. Cunningham said.
So....as long as you don't commit the same infraction, your record is cleared? In other words, if you're a maniac, just make sure you do all kinds of different shit, not just the same thing over and over, and you'll be hunky-dory according to the union??? Ho. Lee. Shit.
Once again--thanks union! Good job protecting this guy! Glad it's not your dog or cat he kicks around...