Boy, Scott Flood must have written himself a heck of a resume.
We assume that because after St. Clair County advertised that they had a job opening for a lead janitor paying $56,000 a year, there must have been a flood of applicants. Like most modern, professional human resource departments, we're sure our county scanned through the resumes using the latest software that searches for the right phrases that characterize the best applicants.
But maybe there were some settings that were just a bit off. Maybe they forgot to tell the machine they do NOT want someone who:
* Sleeps on the job.
* Arrives late and leaves early.
* Abuses the company truck for personal use.
* Abuses the company cell phone for hours of personal use.
Heh, heh. Folks, you know we're just kidding. We all know they never bother to search for the best candidate -- someone who would work hard and be grateful for a good-paying job in this economy.
They just search for a ne'er-do-well son of a big-dog Democrat. In this case they hired the son of Sam Flood, the former county clerk, former head of the Illinois Department of Natural Resources and former liaison for former governor and current felon Rod Blagojevich.
Scott Flood in 2011 was allowed to quit his $70,000-a-year state job supervising a group of state parks after state investigators found he was guilty of the slacking and abuses listed above. He should have been fired immediately from the job daddy got him, but the IDNR let things drag out until after he was vested in a state pension.
When asked about the abuses at the state job, St. Clair County Chairman Mark Kern said he knew all about them. Kern recommended Scott Flood for the chief janitor job based on his "exemplary" performance as a county janitor from 1985 to 2003. If Flood was such a great hire and Kern wanted to help the Floods, why didn't he hire Scott Flood at his company, Belleville Mechanical, instead of foisting this guy on us taxpayers?
We guess the logic here is that a state job is made for slacking, so we ignore that behavior. But when you work for the county, it's obviously all nose-to-the-grindstone.
Heh, heh, heh. Good one, chairman.