Swiping Rumors Gain Traction
Here we go again:
- Fingerprint Swipe will be sprung on ALL City Employees very soon. Be ready, it's here, and it will save the City Millions, by docking You for being late and leaving early Rahm is hard just thinkin about it, and it's gonna be sprung on you all with NO notice, and FOP, etc; cannot do anything about it, it's totally legal and in use all over the country, and Rahm's buddies will make a fortune maintaining the System.
This keeps popping up every year. And every year it falls apart. The issues are legion. The hand scanners don't work. The non-functional ID cards number in the hundreds, if not thousands. As there is a disciplinary process already in place for tardiness (progressive SPAR discipline), we don't think the city can unilaterally dock your pay without running afoul of the Contract. And we have little doubt that there are going to be large issues with people staying 7.5 minutes late for various legit reasons that will be checking the "money box" each and every day. The blizzard of paperwork ought to be impressive.
The city can't maintain the GPS system in any sort of working order, the in-car cameras are out of service at least as often as they are working and today, we got a letter that the OEMC nerve center that is supposed to be watching the video system is completely unmanned. All those thousands of blue-light cameras? No one is watching a single one and haven't been for weeks. The working ones are set on "pan-and-scan" and the broken ones just sit.
Let's see how this plays out.