Events that have occurred in the last three months at my old job, which make me exceedingly glad that I no longer work there:
- A U.S. Marshall came to arrest one of the childcare workers, who was wanted in Venezuela for drug trafficking and assault.
- Threatening letters and several bomb threats from a disgruntled employee closed down the corporate offices.
- Further investigation by the FBI revealed that the disgruntled employee was actually a current – not a former – employee at one of the early childhood development centers.
- When the FBI and local law enforcement went to question the employee at her place of employment, she threw a huge fit and had to be restrained. She still has not, however, been arrested or even fired.
- A maintenance worker was arrested and fired for pulling a knife on his coworker and threatening to “shank” him after the coworker had complained to their supervisor about the maintenance worker’s excessive on-the-job drinking.
- Over three-quarters of the staff of a department staffed entirely by and devoted to assisting Katrina evacuees were suspended without pay after a government audit revealed that they had embezzled over $100,000 in the last six months.
- The childcare workers at the main office allowed an autistic six-year-old to wander out of the day care center and were completely unaware of the child’s disappearance until the parents came to pick him up that afternoon. Luckily, the child was found unharmed but very much terrified by the situation.
Ain’t the non-profit sector grand?