One of the problems we face today is the young ones coming out of college expecting to start at the top of the food chain rather than paying their dues and working there way up. Salisbury government is no exception to this general sentiment. Mayor Jake Day has purposefully been going through, slicing and dicing people from the payroll to make room for the college grads fresh out of school.
Could this be a coordinated effort with Dr. Dudley-Eshbach? It wouldn't be a shock horror if this were found to be the case. She is already under scrutiny (and heat) because college graduates are having the most difficulty find employment in the tough economy of the last seven years.
A source revealed after his collegiate career and service, Day waltzed into a fancy Perdue job gratis daddy before taking the City Hall helm. Pretty much the same song is sung with City Administrator Julia Glanz. She came here from Long Island, New York to go to Salisbury University; got her two degrees and went directly into government.
Notice something missing here?
You can't expect these people to understand your woes if you're a business person or small business owner. They have no idea what it is to make a payroll, deal with capital expenditures or make decisions whether to provide health insurance for employees verses hiring two more additional people to help smooth the ills of an overtaxed crewed. They have no idea how to do this at all!
Another source revealed that during his second campaign, former Mayor Jim Ireton actually wrote legislation where the Mayor and Police Chief could shutter businesses. Really? Did you just wake up in 1933 Germany? A government official being able to close down your business... this is just wrong in too many ways to offer any explanation. Isn't that scary?
The following video just epitomizes the disconnect between your lives and those at City Hall. Enjoy the laugh but think to yourself: Is it any wonder the business arena in Salisbury is so lacking?