Tuesday, August 05, 2014

Business as Usual

Anyone surprised? Anyone? Bueller?
  • After getting arrested for driving a stolen U-Haul truck on his own time, Kevin M. Austin was fired from his job as a laborer with the city of Chicago’s Department of Streets and Sanitation.

    That landed Austin on City Hall’s “do-not-hire” list, a roster of 492 crooked alderman, bribe-taking bureaucrats and other public servants whose misdeeds cost them their jobs.

    Austin went on the list effective Nov. 17, 2006, the date he was fired. But Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s administration rehired Austin on Dec. 4, 2012, as a truck driver for Streets and San — a $63,777-a-year job he was fired from on July 24, after a Chicago Sun-Times investigation found he was working for the city despite having been on the “do-not-hire” list for years.
Is that a "do-not-hire" or a "do-not-fire" list? Because we've seen plenty of the latter in a whole bunch of city departments.

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54 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

If such a list actually existed, it would be a hell of a lot longer than 492 names.

8/05/2014 12:08:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Mayoral discretion in job hiring.

8/05/2014 12:15:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"After getting arrested for driving a stolen U-Haul truck on his own time, Kevin M. Austin was fired from his job as a laborer with the city of Chicago’s Department of Streets and Sanitation...a $63,777-a-year job..."

Got to have a hustle. He gettin' over.

Right?

Idiot.

But back at the door in five minutes. "Where my benefits."

Lost their fear of man...very bad.

8/05/2014 12:27:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Typical clout Bullshit, I've filled out several applications for various city jobs, I have 20 years experience in the transportation field and fill out apps for jobs I'm qualified for only to get a email deeming me not qualified. So now I'll start filling out apps for jobs I'm not qualified for. Fuck it always wanted to be a medical director.

8/05/2014 12:34:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Come on, the guy is connected and besides that was 6 years ago prior to him getting hired dude. It's the Chicago Way.

8/05/2014 12:49:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

And let's not forget J.D... (a streets and san guy that was forced to leave?) who is Ald. Pope's right hand (BAGMAN) man at a nice salary.

p.s., just last week Ald. Pope was at that Babe Ruth meeting in Hegewisch to manage the outrage of that police killer. Whom Pope sponsored for that position six years ago.....

Pope forgets a lot, just like his sponsor, Mayor Daley.

8/05/2014 12:55:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I guess Jimmy Maurer won't be our next boss.

8/05/2014 01:20:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The bigger your "Chinaman" the better chance to get your job back. Clout Rules Chicago government. Always the Chicago Way.

8/05/2014 01:27:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Does Kevin get his "Chicago Alderman Service Fee" and "Union Unofficial Hiring Fee" back or is he S-Out-of-Luck as he made it past the 6 month probationary period?

8/05/2014 04:08:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

What'd they give Shakman to go away?

8/05/2014 06:42:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey, is Hired Truck program still running? I just bought a beat up old shit dump truck and I need to make some side money hauling asphalt.

8/05/2014 07:55:00 AM  
Anonymous His Chinaman said...

He's got a big family to feed and is respected in the community. Besides, the truck was recovered and no one got hurt. So, what's the big deal

8/05/2014 08:22:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Off Topic but good news. The teen that shot Officer Nyls Meredith in Aug 2012 was shot and killed last night in 022. He was out because hear this- he got 3 years for agg battery to PO, wow. Have to thank the streets for justice.

8/05/2014 08:52:00 AM  
Blogger Valiant Knight said...

The do not fire list is anyone having a "D" next to their name on their voter registration card.

8/05/2014 08:58:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The City that Works.... wink, wink.

8/05/2014 09:36:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Speaking of adding to the list, there is a strong rumor at the airport that about 6 high ranking clout babies are being looked at by the feds, including the about to be former commisioner.

8/05/2014 09:44:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Kids with no arrest records apply and don't even get a call back . Fn crooks ,vote them out. .

8/05/2014 10:07:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Why is it most every time I post an article about people working together and getting a great contract for themselves it doesn't get posted?

8/05/2014 10:46:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Any relation to Carrie Austin? She got in trouble for patronage at metro water reclaim action district.

8/05/2014 10:55:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

011 Dist is a complete joke. These bosses are so clueless on there policing stratagies. When will it end!!

How should the bosses be then?



People need to go to jail who cares if it's only for a couple hours or a night in jail. Bottoms line people need start getting locked up. Forget about these contact cards and anovs, that they just rip up in front of our face. Officers are being told no arrest in 011. These younger kids coming on the job are being taught the hands off approach to policing. Which is totally a wrong way to police these animals.. get back to the hands on approach and locking these people up.

8/05/2014 10:58:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Do-Not=Hire List...HA!

What about cross-referencing CPS employees with criminal records, especially, security guards, Safe Passage workers, coaches, and 'non-certified' staffers? And, volunteers too!

There's THE story folks!

8/05/2014 11:12:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Must be a list they take down annually

8/05/2014 11:14:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

shakeman no longer monitoring city hiring , fkn bull crap
cps students receive 5 points , total racism , he be buyin votes
I'm black and sent muy children to catholic schools to keep them away from gang culture
he wont get my vote or any family member
where is our union ?
run fioretti , get support from other 5 alderman with an honest agenda

8/05/2014 11:30:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

What happened to Maurer?

8/05/2014 11:52:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

One of Carrie Austin's kin folk I assume.

8/05/2014 11:56:00 AM  
Blogger MTS said...

What a joke.

Michael Spaargaren
002 3rd watch Bike Team

8/05/2014 11:59:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Austin?

As in kin to alderthing Carrie Austin?

>Pffft & Pshaw!<

It would be no fucking wonder...

Meanwhile. THIS...

Releasing the C/R list to try and dirty up coppers who had nothing to do with the Sons Of Supervisors nonsense or those supervisors who refused to yank those guys chains hard enough.

Unchecked, ungoverned privilege and sense of entitlement...

Kind of like these goofs on the "do not hire" list who managed to get back on the city payroll.

As a prior poster said:
"...back at the (back) door in five minutes. 'Where my benefits.' "

You hard charger Tough-Guy Tuffy O'Tooles keep on hard chargin' in light of this...

"You're a no pride having dog..."

Uhhhh... Pride in what now? O_o?

The pride is reserved for retiring and having given a
good accounting of yourself as a Patrolman for 20 to 40 years.

Realizing you survived a shit doo-doo job that most people would run away from if they had any real idea what they would be up against?

Yeah... And the powers that be know this.
Which is why they're trying so hard to strip any
tangible and real benefit out of this job.

Viva Hate.

Police like you have no friends.

Fixate on survival only.

Altruism is dead as far as
Chicago Policing is concerned.

"WAH! That's mean! You swore an oath!"

So did the mayor.
So did the superintendent.
So did the alderthings.

And if you look really hard, they supposedly signed off
on declarations of ethical conduct too.

Oh riiiight...
Changing the definitions of words, terms and phrases from those commonly understood and accepted by the upright, common sense man into something intentionally obtuse, thoroughly convoluted and having the total clarity of politically inspired shit-mud...

"The Coppers are what's wrong with Chicago... Once we fix THEM, everything else will fall in place."

Ethical enough for ya?

Viva Hate yet again.

8/05/2014 01:24:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

To 1:27 am
In NYC I had heard it's the bigger the Rabbi the more clout you have.

8/05/2014 02:47:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

$63000 a year to drive a truck. Yes it's retarded that he was hired again, but infuriating the city is paying that much to drive a truck. Almost as infuriating as the average CPS teacher salary of $75000. Don't get me wrong. I believe in the idea of unions, but when a teacher or truck driver is making the same or more than a first responder, that union system is broken.

8/05/2014 03:17:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

(OT) don't know how they are doing it or where manpower is coming from, how management spots, get your dialing finger ready looks like mass transit, airports are getting ready to fill spots before story airs on manpower vs how many are assigned, federal money!

8/05/2014 03:31:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Business as usual we'll look here Obama nominates 2 judges from 26 and cal to federal bench same old boys network!

http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/ct-chicago-federal-judge-nominations-met-20140806-story.html

8/05/2014 03:45:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Whats up with the LT in 23 who always try's to self promote himself and acts like he is out for everyone? He is a bad dude who only cares about himself and women. Stay away from him. He will do anything to look good to any boss and jams up officers on the sly

8/05/2014 04:40:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

he will probably get promoted like the rest of the clout does. just to make him someone else's problem.

8/05/2014 05:16:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

He worked for 3 city job, Little Tommy Byrne and now will have to go work for the park district where Lil' Tommy landed. Tommy is looking to be the head of Aviaton next !!
What a City !!!!!!!!

He can buy a penthouse across the street from the other I cannot remember Mayor.

8/05/2014 05:28:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

sO WHERE IS THIS LIST POSTED???

you can have police officers unfounded cr#s but these list of thieves and rejects is hidden?

Rahm you are a screw up!
And i mean that in a nice way.

8/05/2014 06:27:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


Rahm is attempting to completely subvert the entire Chicago City Council:

http://politics.suntimes.com/article/chicago/emanuel-pac-created-destroy-eight-aldermen-fioretti-says/mon-08042014-757pm

8/05/2014 08:23:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Meet the new Boss, same as the old Boss..."

8/05/2014 08:38:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I don't understand the list, I see some names of people that were fired for BS and then I see some that were fired for bonafide criminal conduct and they didn't make it?

8/05/2014 09:13:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Off Topic but good news. The teen that shot Officer Nyls Meredith in Aug 2012 was shot and killed last night in 022. He was out because hear this- he got 3 years for agg battery to PO, wow. Have to thank the streets for justice.

Just curious, did the state drop the attempt murder charge to get the plea on the agg batt? thanks anita glad to see you got another conviction on your purse strap

8/05/2014 09:40:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Whats up with the LT in 23 who always try's to self promote himself and acts like he is out for everyone? He is a bad dude who only cares about himself and women. Stay away from him. He will do anything to look good to any boss and jams up officers on the sly


Uhhhh...there is no "23", but it was a good try, Sparky.

8/05/2014 09:45:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

mauer was on that list.....

damn, he really pissed off somebody

8/05/2014 10:21:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

>>>Anonymous Anonymous said...
sO WHERE IS THIS LIST POSTED???

you can have police officers unfounded cr#s but these list of thieves and rejects is hidden?

Rahm you are a screw up!
And i mean that in a nice way.

8/05/2014 06:27:00 PM<<<

Here's a thought.

Imagine the million$ that he city will be paying out when someone on one of those lists is denied employment or something else because a prospective employer saw such a list.

It was lawyers who wanted the CR list published.

Someone on the list could even set themselves up with such a situation.

8/06/2014 12:44:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Little Tom Thumb should not have been on the police department, firstly the height requirement failure.Secondly ignorant little jag dose not even have a High school diploma...

8/06/2014 01:32:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

And we are surprised by this?

8/06/2014 07:19:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Again...do as I say not as I do....

8/06/2014 07:58:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
Typical clout Bullshit, I've filled out several applications for various city jobs, I have 20 years experience in the transportation field and fill out apps for jobs I'm qualified for only to get a email deeming me not qualified. So now I'll start filling out apps for jobs I'm not qualified for. Fuck it always wanted to be a medical director.

8/05/2014 12:34:00 AM


You're hired. Report to Provident hospital Monday morning at 9:00 AM.

8/06/2014 09:38:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

What happened to Maurer?

He was in charge of the Aviation Police at the airport and was by all accounts from the people out there was doing a very good job.
Then he asked the fatal question:
Where is the money going?
At this point, they set him up and fired him on the spot. Also started some rumors about him.
He sued, according to rumor, the judge told the city they were screwed and now its awaiting settelment.

8/06/2014 09:50:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
Whats up with the LT in 23 who always try's to self promote himself and acts like he is out for everyone? He is a bad dude who only cares about himself and women. Stay away from him. He will do anything to look good to any boss and jams up officers on the sly


Uhhhh...there is no "23", but it was a good try, Sparky.

8/05/2014 09:45:00 PM

Yeah,really. It's 19 for some time now. sorry you had to change your unit designator.
But which watch are you talking about? The guy on days? Everyone knows about him. Total backstabber while he smiles at your face.

8/06/2014 05:35:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
What happened to Maurer?

He was in charge of the Aviation Police at the airport and was by all accounts from the people out there was doing a very good job.
Then he asked the fatal question:
Where is the money going?
At this point, they set him up and fired him on the spot. Also started some rumors about him.
He sued, according to rumor, the judge told the city they were screwed and now its awaiting settelment.

8/06/2014 09:50:00 AM
That must be the manpower piece where that reporter was spotted at the airports talking to coppers! Wonder when it is going to break? Heard sweeps week I think that's in October! Airlines pay big fees for police, typical Chicago way!

8/06/2014 05:41:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm not from Chicago and it may be a common thing in Chicago, but God Damn! $63,777 to drive a garbage truck!!! For one year?!! No wonder so many people get shot in Chicago, they're trying to eliminate the need for garbage truck drivers! I'm assuming they're paid by the city taxpayers, of course. Anyway, less people, less trash. Keep on shooting!

8/06/2014 07:20:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

A former copper who was fired years ago and part of the do not hire list can be found driving around in the 11th ward in a city garbage truck. And yes, he is an 11th ward regular clout hack.

8/06/2014 09:39:00 PM  
Blogger The Keesing Bandit said...

Maybe someone used white-out on his name.

Now, kees me you fool!!!!

8/07/2014 04:16:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

>>> Anonymous said...
A former copper who was fired years ago and part of the do not hire list can be found driving around in the 11th ward in a city garbage truck. And yes, he is an 11th ward regular clout hack.

8/06/2014 09:39:00 PM<<<

Well that makes perfect sense.

Maybe he was a Wagonman.

When I drove a squadrol I thought I might s well be driving a city garbage truck.

8/08/2014 01:01:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

There's only 492 on the do not hire list in this city? You gotta be fucking kidding me.

8/13/2014 08:10:00 PM  

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