Friday, December 18, 2009

Surprise!!! (NOT!)

  • Chicago city workers are less likely to report job-related misconduct than their counterparts elsewhere, largely because they don’t believe the problem will be fixed and they fear retaliation from bosses, a new survey by Mayor Richard Daley's hiring compliance office reveals.
The last hundred years or so have only reinforced this lesson. It's almost part of Chicagoans genetic makeup at this point:
  • The survey also found that a paltry 17 percent of Chicago’s workers believed they will be rewarded for following compliance and ethical standards.
We're surprised it's that high. And the topper?
  • Boswell ordered the survey, which cost approximately $40,000. The survey took the pulse of more than 1,800 workers and was conducted in August and September by the Ethics Resource Center, a private, nonprofit organization. The survey's error margin is 2.2 percentage points.
$40,000 for a survey. While the mayor is crying broke. So that breaks down to $750 for postage, probably under 1,000 responses to achieve a 2.2% error margin, find some hungry grad students to compile the data for beer money and White Castles, we assume Boswell walked away with at least $30,000 for four months work. Who is he connected to?

He could have cleared almost the entire $40,000 by going on Amazon.com and buying "Boss" by Mike Royko for a buck.

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31 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

what for? it's a waste of my time.

12/18/2009 12:14:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Their bosses will sweep it under the proverbial rug.

12/18/2009 12:14:00 AM  
Anonymous mack the knife said...

If they are getting theirs; then I will get mine. Everybody's happy.

Remember: snitches get stitches!

12/18/2009 12:16:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Tricks are for kids. Keep your mouth shut!

12/18/2009 12:19:00 AM  
Blogger NorthSide said...

No shit!

Aside from term limits and a recall referendum initiative, what are the chances that the City of Chicago will not only protect the First Amendment rights of whistleblowers, the City will also reward them for exposing the truth about this Sodom and Gomorrah on the Lake?
Nada! Zilch! Fuggedaboudit!

P.S.: Bill Cozzi called me at 10 PM last night. His holiday message follows.

12/18/2009 12:23:00 AM  
Blogger Bill Cozzi said...

While they have my body locked up in this Louisiana swampland hellhole a thousand miles away from home, my heart and spirit is with you guys in Chicago. I am so grateful for your letters and Christmas cards. They keep me strong.

I want to wish all of you a very Merry Christmas (or Happy Hanukkah) with your loved ones. Again, my thanks to Father Tom Nangle, SCC and SLC for posting my mailing address.

God bless all of you. Stay safe.

WJC:jn

12/18/2009 12:34:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Beef about a "CLOUTED ONE" and you will get fucked royally. This is just more proof of the two-tier disciplinary system.

The one for the "CLOUTED" who can do anything and walk away scott free and the one for the unclouted working stiff who can be arbitrarily fucked over on a phone call.

Nothing could be more true!

12/18/2009 02:03:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"It's almost part of Chicagoans genetic makeup at this point"

The only incorrect part of this statement is the use of the word "almost"....

12/18/2009 02:17:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

or free on here..........

12/18/2009 05:28:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

And let us not forget that our own Supt. J WEISel has a documented history against whistleblowers when he was working for the Feeb.

12/18/2009 05:58:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The most important comment on here is from BILL COZZI, hey boss want to help moral in a big way? GET BILL PARDONED NOW! WHY DID YOU DO THIS PERSONALLY TO BILL? WHO WISPERED IN YOUR EAR? LEADER? NO WAY!

12/18/2009 06:55:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Start on the 5th Floor of City Hall at the Mayor's Doorstep. Everything else will pale in comparison. But the Lib-commie Chicagoland News Media is Afraid to start there.

12/18/2009 07:18:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I would only complain about a city employee if it is sure to publicly embarrass shortshanks. Otherwise no, other employees work for the same asshole, why hurt them, it is the elected asshole at the top and his appointed minions who are so richly deserving of public scorn and ridicule.

12/18/2009 08:05:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Bill Cozzi said...

While they have my body locked up in this Louisiana swampland hellhole a thousand miles away from home, my heart and spirit is with you guys in Chicago. I am so grateful for your letters and Christmas cards. They keep me strong.

I want to wish all of you a very Merry Christmas (or Happy Hanukkah) with your loved ones. Again, my thanks to Father Tom Nangle, SCC and SLC for posting my mailing address.

God bless all of you. Stay safe.

WJC:jn

12/18/2009 12:34:00 AM


Merry Christmas Bill Cozzi! A lousy place to be but stay strong, you will be free and back home someday and there will be one great welcome home gathering when you do!

12/18/2009 08:06:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

no sh-t didn't the city fire a city worker that blew whistle on the hired truck scandle
2011 anyone but daley machine politicians in every office

12/18/2009 08:38:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Burn in hell, you WEISel mother fucker.

FREE BILL COZZI!

12/18/2009 08:50:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Is the verict in on the city plumbing inspector on trial for taking bribes? M.O. has been on trial this week and a verdict is expected. Another city department plagued by scandal but we cant get a contract or decent raise!

12/18/2009 09:33:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Beef about a "CLOUTED ONE" and you will get fucked royally. This is just more proof of the two-tier disciplinary system.

The one for the "CLOUTED" who can do anything and walk away scott free and the one for the unclouted working stiff who can be arbitrarily fucked over on a phone call.

Nothing could be more true!

12/18/2009 02:03:00 AM

You must be speaking of the boss with the sex beefs that received the job at the Board of Ed.

12/18/2009 10:23:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

MORONS!!! I could have told them that for FREE!!!! But I guess you need the "educated" types to do a BS survey

12/18/2009 11:08:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

In "The Chicago Way", misconduct
consists of doing what is right and "calling out" those who do not.
There is no quicker way to lose a job,or ruin one's career in Chicago than to point out misconduct or criminal conduct by others. It's also a good way to end up in the E.R. or even the river.

12/18/2009 12:28:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

An old time once told me. Clout is great when you have it and it sucks when you dont.

12/18/2009 01:08:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Northside

I've got some crime novels to mail to Bill Cozzi. Please let us know when he can receive more books. I'll hold off for now because the prison just mails them back. Thanks for keeping us posted. All of us know that Bill got screwed by that rat Weis.
Where can we get the blue Cozzi bracelets?

12/18/2009 03:43:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The most important comment on here is from BILL COZZI, hey boss want to help moral in a big way? GET BILL PARDONED NOW! WHY DID YOU DO THIS PERSONALLY TO BILL? WHO WISPERED IN YOUR EAR? LEADER? NO WAY!

_____________________________________

moral = what's at the end of each of Aesop's Fables

morale = the general esprit d'corps of an organization.

The End

12/18/2009 09:50:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

How many times do you tell whats with Eve Gushes and Ernie Brown. This Department sucks. They don't know what to do with them so the turn the other way. Just like when he falsefied his resume. Just like a cool 1.4 mil later for Eves bullshit.

12/18/2009 10:26:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

At least the results of this B.S. survey were posted!

We've yet to see the results of the "Morale & Stress Survey" we took, oh what is it now, A YEAR or SO AGO??

12/19/2009 12:51:00 AM  
Anonymous The Box Chevy Phantom said...

Pardon us as we play an accompanying tune on the world's smallest violin...

"City worker silence on misconduct riles Daley."

Now tell me if this mishappen, underdeveloped, stuttering feces-fondler doesn't strain the fuck out of credulity?

This is like the asshole yelling at the turd, "you stink!"

Try this headline on for size scum-times...

"Irate citizen lynch-mob storms City Hall."

or

"Daley attempts to flee City disguised as an elderly Black Woman after desertion by Bodyguards"

or

"Patrick Daley captured, grilled by Feds."

or

"Billions looted from Municipal Treasury discovered in Daley Off-Shore Accounts. To be returned to Tax Payers."

or

"Members of West & Southside Clergy arrested by IRS for Tax Fraud and Narcotics Related Conspiracy involving Street Gangs. Local Aldermen express concern."

or

"Ex-Mayor Daley Staffers hid his Illiteracy & Insanity from the Public for over 20 years aided by Big Money contributors and Local Media says Jackie Heard."

and since we're on a roll...

"Disgraced Former Superintendent and Staff attempt to flee City disguised as Elderly Women enroute to Indiana Casino. Overloaded Station-Wagon crashes to end Police Pursuit. Cats Escape."

and finally...

"Chicago Police get Their Mojo Back! Resolute Non-Contributors and Illegal Aliens flee in Droves. Alder-Thieves Overloaded Boat Sinks During Lake Michigan Storm from Lightning Strike and Weight of Pilfered Loot. Rev. Jesse Jackson Jr. in mourning."

...We amuse ourselves. another pour of VERY small batch bourbon is in order. None for you j-fart so receed like your hair line, you vicious little insect.

Seasons Greetings to the best and bravest doers of the impossible for the most idiotic and ungrateful. God Bless Us All.

12/19/2009 01:33:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
How many times do you tell whats with Eve Gushes and Ernie Brown. This Department sucks. They don't know what to do with them so the turn the other way. Just like when he falsefied his resume. Just like a cool 1.4 mil later for Eves bullshit.

12/18/2009 10:26:00 PM

leave eve gushes alone. her and ernie are a tag team. clout rules!

12/19/2009 10:55:00 AM  
Anonymous Embezzler said...

I would like to report a crime...wait, that's not a crime in Chicago. Nevermind.

12/19/2009 08:57:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It didn't even cost $750. I took the survey, and it was an electronic survey, distributed on the City email system.

12/19/2009 08:59:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

How about all the extras the new Jody exempts get. Clothing allowance and duty availability for Jody - Brust - Masters - Daly. Someone told me that each of these new - and I repeat new - employees get the full 25 working day vacation. I thought newly appointed members get 20 straight. Guess I was wrong - or so I say wronged. As a PO with less than 10 years this really pisses me off. Can anyone confirm they actually get the full 25? Great job these guys get: 6 figure salaries along with 5 weeks vacation right off the bat. Larry Yellen are you reading this? How about Dave and Pam? How about any news media - these new "experts" are bleeding the city dry. Shitcago at its worst.

12/20/2009 07:53:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
How about all the extras the new Jody exempts get. Clothing allowance and duty availability for Jody - Brust - Masters - Daly. Someone told me that each of these new - and I repeat new - employees get the full 25 working day vacation. I thought newly appointed members get 20 straight. Guess I was wrong - or so I say wronged. As a PO with less than 10 years this really pisses me off. Can anyone confirm they actually get the full 25? Great job these guys get: 6 figure salaries along with 5 weeks vacation right off the bat. Larry Yellen are you reading this? How about Dave and Pam? How about any news media - these new "experts" are bleeding the city dry. Shitcago at its worst.

12/20/2009 07:53:00 AM

Yes its true. While we have to wait a full term for our five weeks these "special" folks get theirs right away. Another fine example of Jody and his Feebs at their best. Were's the oversight? Who authorized this? Why were the City of Chicago's policy on new employees not followed? Why? Why? Why? Teacher - teacher call me. I know why, because they don't have to live by the rules.

12/22/2009 06:28:00 PM  

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