WATCH FOR THE “MARKELL MARCH”

FOR THE FIRST TIME IN MY 32 YEARS IN THIS STATE, A GOVERNOR IS GOING TO MARCH IN TO EVERY STATE AGENCY, EVERY STATE DIVISION, EVERY STATE DEPARTMENT AND ASK THE HARD QUESTIONS, AND MAKE THE HARD CHANGES.

Just as every good CEO who takes over a business, if Jack Markell is going the challenge all it workers, all its supervisors, all its agency heads to answer the following questions:

“WHAT EXACTLY DOES YOUR AGENCY DO?”  “SHOW ME EXACTLY HOW YOU DO IT?”   “WHY ARE YOU DOING IT THAT WAY”  “CAN IT BE DONE BETTER, AND IF SO, SHOW ME HOW”.  “PROVE TO ME THAT YOU HAVE NO TIME-WASTING OR MONEY-WASTING PROCEDURES LIKE DUPLICATION OF SERVICES, ETC.”

When Alan Levin was almost in the governor’s race he said he was going to do that, if he were governor.  Markell was a top business person, also, and that approach certainly makes sense.

All other governor’s I’ve experienced, usually take over and don’t make any move to actually improve the state operation…they just accept “the way things are” and hope that no major scandals erupt.  NOT JACK…he’s not that kind of guy.  He promised change, and it looks like he’s going to get change….I’LL BET ANYTHING THAT THE FEWEST NUMBER OF RELATIVES AND FRIENDS OF LEGISLATORS GET ANY KIND OF STATE JOBS  UNDER THE MARKELL ADMINISTRATION….if he becomes  our Governor.

It’s what we all want, isn’t it?  I guess you’ve heard by now that two years ago a nationwide study was conducted and the results were shocking….DELAWARE WAS JUDGED TO BE THE BEST STATE TO WORK FOR,  IF YOU ARE A STATE EMPLOYEE……Now that sounds like a good thing right?  WRONG!  What it actually proved was that the “best state to work for” meant; 1…the highest salaries  2….the easiest place to work at   3…the most days off  4…the fewest hours of work  5…the least amount of supervision    6…the best pension plan   7….the easiest place to get jobs your freinds, famiy and relatives and political hack cronies.

IN OTHER WORDS, THE BEST PLACE TO WORK MAY NOT BE THE BEST FUNCTIONING STATE TO HAVE TO LIVE IN…..I HOPE, UNDER MARKELL  THAT THE STATE OF DELAWARE STOPS BEING THE BEST STATE TO WORK FOR…..AND BECOMES THE BEST STATE TO LIVE IN BECAUSE THE STATE GOVERMENT FUCTIONS AT IT SHOULD, NAMELY,  WORKING FOR THE PEOPLE, INSTEAD OF WORKING FOR ONLY THE STATE LEGISLATORS AND STATE EMPLOYEES.

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One Response to “WATCH FOR THE “MARKELL MARCH””

  1. Mad Wet Hen Says:

    I voted for Jack and will again the general too. It’s all good and well to march around from department to department….I hope he starts with personel.

    I would like to see two things changed there: 1.) that ‘do any of your relatives work for the state’? in what capacity? (this to avoid hiring every hack’s kids) and 2.) all ‘hack’s kids’ are ‘eased out’ of state employment.

    These two changes would put a new face on state government and the improve the demeanor of state employees. If electeds and their off spring had to get ‘off the teet’ and into the real world to grub for a job like the rest of us there may be some real changes in Leghall (e.g. health care).

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