Taxpayers in Dearborn Heights don’t know the back stories of City Hall. All we as taxpayers are concerned about is.. trash being picked up on time, streets that are well maintained, police respond on time when we need them, and a strong fire department. The day-to-day operation of the City is of little concern to the taxpayer. Some would say it’s not our concern what happens behind the scene. There are those who would argue so what if some are mistreated in the City that’s their problem. The residents of the City have no idea the favoritism, nepotism, and cronyism that is wide-spread in this administration. Those benefiting from these things certainly don’t want the taxpayer to know about it. Many would say ‘including myself’ that this happens in every City, every administration all the way to Washington.
As a woman however I’m disgusted with the targeted mistreatment of women in this administration. Women who are afraid of losing their jobs and don’t have the financial capabilities to fight. The mistreatment of women by this administration doesn’t extend to every woman working for the City. If you’re one of the lucky few a department head, or the even fewer in the inner circle you have nothing to fear. The women I’m talking about are for the most part union employees. They don’t hold the tittle of department head they just make the department heads look good, I’m talking about the women who the Mayor has no idea who they are, or what department they work in.
Women denied overtime while the men in certain departments are given that overtime freely. Women who go about their day-to-day job keeping their heads down just to keep a job. Woman working in the DPW department told to get their CDL (commercial drivers license.) Woman in the DPW department told to do this so they could drive the trucks. They wanted to plow snow and get in on the over-time that the men have always gotten. These women did get those CDL’s, but do they get the call to come plow the snow? Has any woman with her CDL ever been behind the wheel on the job in any of those trucks? Has one woman in the DPW department been given the opportunity to log one hour of over-time? To my knowledge the answer is no. If there are please let me know in the comment section.
Women denied jobs because that job is going to someone’s relative. Women told to sit their “Fat Assess down” and shut up during union meetings. Part-time employees “men” who’s 6 months have run out and should be leaving the City. They don’t…time is extended to them by the City approved by the union. According to the union contracts there can be only so many part-timers for only so long. Woman hired part-time for the most part don’t have their time extended. I’m not saying every part-timer is a good employee. Over the years however there have been several “women” hired part-time that should have had the same done for them as with the male part-timers. Except for a very special female hired a few years ago by the mayor-to my knowledge the only female ever extended such measures. I guess she would have fit into the favoritism group.
Has This administration fostered a working environment that shows total disrespect for women? I don’t expect the Mayor to be in all places at all times. He’s not superhuman. I would expect him to notice after all these years in office a pattern. I would expect him to do a survey of how his employees are doing. Anonymously nothing done electronically so it couldn’t be traced. Allowing for employees to say what ever they want about whom ever they want. After he studies these things he should then sit down put a plan together put that plan in action. Make the necessary changes and have a dam meeting with all employees.
Many times the Mayor has said he “cares” he ran on that in this last election. Well start caring about those that work under you Mr. Mayor. Pay attention take a few weeks and show the people working for this City that you do “care.” Talk Is Cheap Mr. Mayor you’ve talked, now do the walk. You have a problem stop ignoring it and take care of it. You Mr. Mayor not your assistant…
To the many woman working for the City of Dearborn Heights I thank you for the job you do.