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    Re: Gov Christie suspends union members for fake calling out sick

    Quote Originally Posted by haymarket View Post
    Did you miss the point here? Its not ME who needs to have anything other than -"you made the accusation - you back it up with the facts". In America, that is the way it works. Nobody accused of anything needs to prove their innocence. Everyone is presumed innocent and it is up to the side making the accusation to buuild their case.

    Which you have not done on this point.
    In other words, ya' got nothin'.
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    Re: Gov Christie suspends union members for fake calling out sick

    Quote Originally Posted by MaggieD View Post
    In other words, ya' got nothin'.
    And until YOU prove your case with evidence - I do not need anything - and neither do the workers who are presumed innocent.

    Why does that bother you so much? Is this another item on the right wing agenda slated for appeal along with union rights?
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    Re: Gov Christie suspends union members for fake calling out sick

    Quote Originally Posted by Troubadour View Post
    Most people have taken sick days when they aren't sick, and usually not for anything as noble and justifiable as a union rally.
    And if they did, and was caught by their boss, they'd likely get disciplined for it.

    Quote Originally Posted by haymarket View Post
    Yeah!!!!! Get big government out of our lives.
    So wait, the government executive dealing with government employees is "big government".

    Seriously haymarket, you make yourself look ignorant on the topic of conservatism when you make comments like this. When PUBLIC employees are fraudulently taking the tax payers money its both fiscally and governmentally reasonable in regards to conservative ideology for the government to take action.

    If these were private sector employee's you'd likely have a case. But, as is typical with you, you don't.

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    Re: Gov Christie suspends union members for fake calling out sick

    Quote Originally Posted by haymarket View Post
    And until YOU prove your case with evidence - I do not need anything - and neither do the workers who are presumed innocent.

    Why does that bother you so much? Is this another item on the right wing agenda slated for appeal along with union rights?
    The employees were suspended without pay for calling in sick when they clearly were not. Do you think the county and state don't know the rules and are guilty of suspending employees without cause?

    In the article, even the employee's union is basically acknowledging that calling in sick when you aren't is a violation (error in judgement). The union's only defense seems to be "no medical appointments were missed due to the sick out". Do you see any statement anywhere in which the union is claiming that calling in sick when you aren't is not a violation?


    These employees are being suspended without pay based on the fact that we have evidence to prove that they were not home sick as they had claimed," said Lillian Burry, a county official.
    The CWA statement added "When all the facts come out, it will be clear that whatever errors in judgement were made, no one served by the county missed a medical appointment and no one should be fired."

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    Re: Gov Christie suspends union members for fake calling out sick

    Quote Originally Posted by buck View Post
    The employees were suspended without pay for calling in sick when they clearly were not. Do you think the county and state don't know the rules and are guilty of suspending employees without cause?

    In the article, even the employee's union is basically acknowledging that calling in sick when you aren't is a violation (error in judgement). The union's only defense seems to be "no medical appointments were missed due to the sick out". Do you see any statement anywhere in which the union is claiming that calling in sick when you aren't is not a violation?
    you want me to prove a negative?

    We need to see just what the contract language is on the matter. And then there is how the language has been routinely enforced during its existence that will come into play also.
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    Re: Gov Christie suspends union members for fake calling out sick

    Quote Originally Posted by haymarket View Post
    I learned long ago that a person is innocent until proven guilty.
    Perhaps you should return back to where you learned that then and relearn that such a thing is the case with regards to the court of law.

    Second, its funny...I don't remember your extreme objection to rushing to judgement with no hard evidence of anything bad happening with regards to Walker getting a prank phone call:

    Quote Originally Posted by haymarket View Post
    This is going to cost Walker support in public opinion polls as well as a blow to his image of a nice guy looking out for taxpayers. The Halloween costume has been stripped off and is is beginning to be revealed for who he really is. And that is a good thing.
    You seemed to imply the phone conversation was absolute proof and showed him for "who he really is". Seems you were judging him before he was proven guilty. Funny how that goes.

    If you feel anyone has done anything wrong the burden is upon the accuser to show that it is so.
    The state had visual evidence they lied to their employeer and wrongfully accepted tax payer money in the form of Sick Leave compensation when they were taking a personal day, in violation of the NJ state employee code of ethics:

    4. No State officer or employee or special State officer or employee should knowingly act in any way that might reasonably be expected to create an impression or suspicion among the public having knowledge of his/her acts that he/she may be engaged in conduct violative of his trust as a State officer or employee or special State officer or employee.
    Lying to your boss and having tax payers essentially pay you to go to a protest is actions give the impression that said employee is not a trusted state official.

    This is America. That is the way it works here. And I like it that way.
    Yes, this is America. If you lie to your employer and misapropriate tax payer funds and get caught doing it you can be disciplined.

    I know you'd rather people just do whatever the hell they want because it feels good, but that's not what this country is or ever has been. Lets take your ridiculous notion of "enlightenment" and the fact that people should do whatever they FEEL like is most "enlightened" regardless of the rules....I think I should just come into your house and take every item you own because I think its a more "enlightened" view that there is no personal property but all communal. So you can't be pissed, I'm just doing what I think is most "enlightened". I'm sure you wouldn't call the cops or complain, because it may be against the rules or the law...but its "enlightened".

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    Re: Gov Christie suspends union members for fake calling out sick

    Quote Originally Posted by Zyphlin View Post
    And if they did, and was caught by their boss, they'd likely get disciplined for it.



    So wait, the government executive dealing with government employees is "big government".

    Seriously haymarket, you make yourself look ignorant on the topic of conservatism when you make comments like this. When PUBLIC employees are fraudulently taking the tax payers money its both fiscally and governmentally reasonable in regards to conservative ideology for the government to take action.

    If these were private sector employee's you'd likely have a case. But, as is typical with you, you don't.
    You tell me I look ignorant on this but you and others have not presented any actual contractual violation supported with the contract langauge.

    Perhaps you should return back to where you learned that then and relearn that such a thing is the case with regards to the court of law.
    So you do not believe in the principle behind it? That is rather unAmerican of you.

    Second, its funny...I don't remember your extreme objection to rushing to judgement with no hard evidence of anything bad happening with regards to Walker getting a prank phone call:
    I have no idea what a formal accusation of job abandonment has to do with a prank phone call where there is no legal penalty for simply being punked.

    Lying to your boss and having tax payers essentially pay you to go to a protest is actions give the impression that said employee is not a trusted state official.
    We need to see two things here: the first is the exact contract language covering use of sick time. Second is the practice on the job and how this has been routinely dealt with and enforced over the life of that same language.
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    Re: Gov Christie suspends union members for fake calling out sick

    Quote Originally Posted by haymarket View Post
    you want me to prove a negative?

    We need to see just what the contract language is on the matter. And then there is how the language has been routinely enforced during its existence that will come into play also.
    Poor haymarket, still thinking that them being discipliend is somehow a court case.

    If they were wrongfully terminated or suspended, I'm sure they'll be able to present the arguments in court since THEY will be making the accusations in court of wrongful action against them. THEY will have to prove they were wrongfully disciplined. As it stands right now, we have the employees words against the employers.

    The employees (in the union) are acknowledging they did wrong, but saying its no big deal. The Government is acknowledging they did wrong, and taking action. You seem to be grabbing on to absolute bull**** that you've created from thin air to say they've done no wrong, and then when people call you on your bull**** you go "Prove they did do something wrong!".

    They lied about their use of sick leave and were caught. They've admitted it, the governments stated it. We don't have to prove they lied about the use of sick leave, they've essentially admitted to it. Nor do we have to "prove" the government couldn't act to discipline public employees, employee actions are not a matter of law. However, bringing suit against the employer to suggest wrongful action could be...in which case, the person would have to prove they were wrongfully acted against.

    This is not asking to prove a negative. For example, you could present their contract or the NJ code of ethics and state that no where in there does it state anything that could be applied to that situation. That could be your "proof". You of course don't do that, because you've got nothing to stand on other than your "enlightened" view point that is completely irrelevant to reality and fact.

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    Re: Gov Christie suspends union members for fake calling out sick

    Quote Originally Posted by haymarket View Post
    you want me to prove a negative?

    We need to see just what the contract language is on the matter. And then there is how the language has been routinely enforced during its existence that will come into play also.
    Not asking you to prove a negative. I'm asking you to prove that the county was wrong to suspend the employees. That is what you have been alleging.

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    Re: Gov Christie suspends union members for fake calling out sick

    Quote Originally Posted by haymarket View Post
    You tell me I look ignorant on this but you and others have not presented any actual contractual violation supported with the contract langauge.






    I'm presuming Christie innocent of any wrong doing until proven otherwise.
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