In light of WFPL’s serious misstep regarding Louisville Metro Animal Services, we thought it’d be a good idea to draw attention to a comment left here last evening by a former LMAS employee:
I am a former employee of metro animal services and while I would get ticked while reading your posts in the past, now, its time to be put on blast. First of all, some of the workers there truly want to make a difference but they can’t say anything or suggest anything because it comes off as “negative”… While I never was afraid to speak my mind, doing so got me harrassed by the assistant director. by that I mean, constantly talked down to, writing me up for doing what he asked, Who by the way, has no idea what he is doing. He has no degree, much like the director, and am almost certain he came from Walmart. His wife is on the bridges committee, and his grandfather donated loot to mayor fisher and sadiqa’s campaign. I just laugh at the fact that he came from Walmart. I mean, I was a very qualified, and very dedicated employee, but I was a pee on, and always would be because of my “negative” mouth, which was more fact than negativity. He would Go against company policy, also euthanizing animals because they “stink”. He hates even stepping foot over in the kennel area. I mean haaatttes it. And you can tell. Always coming in saying it don’t smell right in here… Shut up and make ALL employes clean and not just a select few, and it wouldn’t stink. Better yet, get your 80,000 dollar hands dirty, fella. I know for a fact that from the date they started to around, hmm, January, to be nice, 700 animals were euthanized. He had a lot to do with it. He can’t even process payroll correctly, and I know that has nothing to do with anything, I’m just making note of his ignorance.
Justins intentions are good, and the passion is there, but the funding, support, and knowledge to do it, isn’t. He has several people working for him there, and most of them don’t work for real. I don’t know what they do half the time but they sure seem to somehow “skate” along. If it weren’t for the ones who actually cared, the place would be in bigger shambles than it is now. They’ve lost really educated, good, dedicated, passionate people because of their inability to hear the opinions of the people that actually do the work. It’s easy to sit back at a computer and manage, or delegate duties to someone, you have to get your hands dirty to know how to run the damn place. Otherwise, you might as well be watching from closed doors, which is the more likely of the two. The fact that you have someone who has never worked with animals as justins right hand man, was a dumb decision on the person who hired him, ahem, mayor fisher. I mean, the real workers make next to nothing, what do you expect out of them for the little they get. I mean, a degree is useless in the place, Justin, and Donald, are proof of that. You get what you pay for. Well I guess that’s not all the way true when you consider Donald and justins salary, and the work they do, which to me, is nothing. If you aren’t sweating, or stressed as Hell in that place, you ain’t working. You’re not doing your job right. Period. If you don’t leave there crying, you’re not passionate. I mean, its an emotional basket case in that joint, seriously. And keeping them there is only going to hurt the animals…
I guess that’s all, for now….
Ask the local spinsters or anybody working for Greg Fischer about it, though, and it’s all puppies and rainbows.
It takes guts for former employees to speak up like this.