There are times when a unionized employee has been aggrieved and it is appropriate to exercise one’s contractual rights. Then there is James Kauchis, an accounting clerk at Broome County, New York’s Department of Social Services. Kauchis recently filed for compensation for his missed lunch hour on April 3. Far be it from me to deny a man his contractually required lunch hour but he was stuck in his office because the building was on lockdown by the police following the Binghamton citizenship exam massacre. The DSS even got permission to have pizza delivered to the staff. It is hard to contemplate the sheer size and density of the balls this man must have.
Tuesday, April 14, 2009