Rumors, rumors, rumors, but no proof. I thought the Indy was a notch above the Gazette, but when they hired Zu-bat, that was proven false.
My issue with Zu-bat is that when she worked for the OTHER rag in town, she participated in the same yellow journalism displayed here. The last thing she wrote there before going away was an article about police and fire pensions in Colorado Springs (I don't work there, either) that was full of half-truths, misstatements, and just plain lies, that it was roundly criticized by many people...and the Gazette never defended her (and she was gone shortly thereafter).
If Zu-bats name is on the story, I instantly say "bullshit".
I forgot to ask...how do you come to the conclusion that the comptrollers pay is "ridiculous"? Have you made ANY comparisons to what other people in similar positions in organizations of similar size make? Or is it ridiculous only because it's probably more than you make? Sour grapes, maybe?
If a deputy (for example) is doing the job of another deputy, then it's the same job, just more work. If the deputy is doing the work of (for example) a lieutenant or sergeant on a regular basis, then I think they should be compensated.
IF she did have confirmation, why isn't it in the article? Probably because it doesn't exist, would be my guess.
Do you know that to be a fact, or just assuming it's so because Zubeck say's it's so? And, IF so, were other jobs at the same level of responsibility as the comptroller? HMMMM....
Surprised, your statement is just another rumor, without an iota of proof.
If Zubeck was ANY good at her job, and there is ANY truth to the "rumors" she would have found someone (like yet another ex-employee with an axe to grind) that would have gone on record, and confirm it.
I don't know whether such "hanky-panky" actually happened, but unfortunately, neither does Zubeck. That doesn't seem to have stopped her from repeating rumors.
I had hoped that when the Indy hired Zubeck, they also sent her to journalism school. Guess not.
Well, another usual piece of trash from Zubeck, who's mantra seems to be "no fact is immune from twisting to fit my needs".
Particularly scurrilous is her implication that some kind of hanky-panky is afoot between the sheriff and the comptroller. So what if they have attended the same conferences? They were attended while finances were very tough...maybe the sheriff wanted some first hand information that might help him manage a deteriorating financial base... If Zubeck can prove there is some hanky-panky going on then out with it. Otherwise she (and the Indy) are bordering on libel.
As for the comptrollers pay raises, they are not unwarranted. When she was promoted to comptroller (and while doing that, the sheriff was able to return a uniformed employee back to more suitable duties), she got approximately the same pay as the uniformed person who was doing that job! WOW... imagine getting paid the same as someone else who did the same job! Scandalous! When the comptroller took over yet another job *in ADDITION to the comptrollers job*, he gave her a boost in pay to compensate her for the additional duties. What is wrong with that?
In the case of the detective, the sheriff tried to help a long time loyal employee. He's not in a law enforcement position, doesn't carry a gun or a badge. He watches video monitors in the county jail. When his case is adjudicated, the sheriff will act appropriately. More employers should show this kind of loyalty to employees who make mistakes.
It sounds like the only thing the dispatcher is guilty of is being obnoxious. Her modeling photos (that I have not seen), while risque, are not pornography. SO WHAT? I'm glad the sheriff believes that what people do while off the job is their own business.
And before anyone asks...I do not collect a paycheck from the EPSO or El Paso County.
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