By: Diane Benjamin
Only the Hales supporters on the City Council don’t understand that low employee morale at the City of Bloomington if David Hales’ fault.
Employees have been stripped in essential areas while Hales’ staff has ballooned. Employees are forced to document everything they do so Hales can measure results. Much time is wasted documenting instead of actually doing the job.
Tonight representatives from the Police and Fire Unions are going to be at the Council meeting speaking during public comment. When the Chicago Tribune article broke about the fines assessed against the City for spiking the salaries of top management, Hales proclaimed that only police and fire now can. They can’t, and they are mad at being Hales’ scapegoat. David Hales deflected his own ineptness in controlling pension expenses and fines to the police and fire personnel. Hales knew that non-union employees were spiking their pensions and he is looking forward to spiking his own.
Hales continually screws up in many areas, but he refuses to take any responsibility. When employees are unjustly attacked by the guy who is responsible for waste of taxpayer funds, morale sinks.
If the Council was smart they would dump Hales immediately! They would not only instantly improve employee morale, they would save a lot of money!