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Jed

Cookeville, TN

#1 Dec 1, 2012
I heard there was a lawsuit filed by an employee of UCHRA. I hope they win.
Agree

Cookeville, TN

#2 Dec 2, 2012
Jed wrote:
I heard there was a lawsuit filed by an employee of UCHRA. I hope they win.
Ms. Jana Hill sued and I hope she wins big time.
Tolerant

Cookeville, TN

#3 Dec 2, 2012
When are the ignorant people of this region ever going to learn! They gripe constantly about the ineptitude of the Federal government, food stamps, SSI, ad nauseum. All the while, we have incredibly corrupt organizations like UCHRA wasting millions or dollars right here in our own back yard and no one does anything more than say a few disparaging words. Folks are willing to sign petitions to secede from the US and will supposedly drive to Washington to protest the election, but won't do anything about these local issues.

Here's a fact for comparison that should infuriate people. The Federal government spends about 7% of its annual budget on salaries and benefits for the executive branch. The State of Tennessee about 8%. UCHRA annually spends more than 50% of its 8 plus million dollars on employee salaries and benefits. This organization is a self perpetuating job machine. It's primary beneficiaries are its own employees. In spite of its name, "Agency", it is NOT an agency at all. It is a chartered non-profit that handles primarily grant money for the State and Federal governments. If UCHRA was a classic charitable organization, you wouldn't even think about donating money given the incredibly high overhead. The UCHRA should be dissolved by the State and the monies routed through a legitimate State agency that could control the expenditures.
george

Livingston, TN

#4 Dec 2, 2012
If you are a honest worker the most dishonest board EVER wants to fire you and hire a dishonest person who will let them help their self to the money and sounds like a little side action. I hope Mrs Hill wins big time.
personal note

Byrdstown, TN

#5 Dec 2, 2012
My money is on Jana Hill!! I hope she brings down Mike Gannon! Then starts in on the executive director. UCHRA and UCDD need to be dismantled and disolved. Both agencies are money sucking varmits to taxpayers. Go Jana Go!!!
Jed

Cookeville, TN

#6 Dec 2, 2012
I tip my hat to Jana and Ruth Ann, standing up for what is right is not a popular thing to do if you work for uchra or ucdd. Bravo ladies!
Jack

Cookeville, TN

#7 Dec 2, 2012
Go Jana, the town is supporting you, I can't wait to get on the jury too.
Big eyes watching

Cookeville, TN

#8 Dec 2, 2012
If i were "employeed" by any of theses depts i would start planning on another career.
This has reached big ears and big ears aint happy.
betty boop

Baxter, TN

#9 Dec 3, 2012
I agree they are a bunch of theifs and should be disolved. I worked there 25 years ago and quit because I could not stand the fraud and abuse of money and power that surrounded me! Please stand up and save our county! This is why we are in debt to china, not soical security!
betty boop

Baxter, TN

#10 Dec 3, 2012
Also think of this, these organizations are all over the state and the US! Think about it folks! That's a lot of wasted money!!
Crap

Gaffney, SC

#11 Dec 3, 2012
Ms. Hill is nothing but a low life just trying to make some extra money ANY way she can. She needs to try to find another job instead of wasting time trying to get money out of UCHRA. Anybody that knows Ms. Hill and Ms. Woolbright knows they are nothing but lying cheats. Ms. Hill didn't think there was anything wrong with the way the money was spent when she was right along with all the board members. She sure was doing her part. Everyone needs to get all the facts before you jump on a team.
happy

Cookeville, TN

#12 Dec 3, 2012
Jana rocks!!! Mike Gannon is a piece of crap.
just some jo

Tullahoma, TN

#13 Dec 3, 2012
Agree wrote:
<quoted text>Ms. Jana Hill sued and I hope she wins big time.
what joke! She aint gettin het job back! Heck by the sounds of it she was right in the middle of it kissing but until the new director got hired! There's alot of other people lost their jobs at ucdd that had nothing to do with any off that stuff! Sounds like she had it coming! I wouldn't want a back stabber like her around! Better move on mrs Hill! Save your money before your lawyer sucks u dry! U think u will win in this town lol
Tolerant

Cookeville, TN

#14 Dec 3, 2012
Crap wrote:
Ms. Hill is nothing but a low life just trying to make some extra money ANY way she can. She needs to try to find another job instead of wasting time trying to get money out of UCHRA. Anybody that knows Ms. Hill and Ms. Woolbright knows they are nothing but lying cheats. Ms. Hill didn't think there was anything wrong with the way the money was spent when she was right along with all the board members. She sure was doing her part. Everyone needs to get all the facts before you jump on a team.
How do you explain the fact that the State auditors confirmed her facts and asked that the money be repaid? And they eliminated her position only to fill it again with someone else? How do you justify that? Sounds like you're a relative of some of the folks on the hot seats.
Intolerant

Knoxville, TN

#15 Dec 3, 2012
Waaaah Waaaah Waaaaah....so you got fired it happens all the freakin' time in the REAL world. Get a job and get a life. All these people act like they're owed something
fan

Cookeville, TN

#16 Dec 3, 2012
just some jo wrote:
<quoted text>what joke! She aint gettin het job back! Heck by the sounds of it she was right in the middle of it kissing but until the new director got hired! There's alot of other people lost their jobs at ucdd that had nothing to do with any off that stuff! Sounds like she had it coming! I wouldn't want a back stabber like her around! Better move on mrs Hill! Save your money before your lawyer sucks u dry! U think u will win in this town lol
I hope she gets more lawyers to help her. I wish someone would take those buttholes to the cleaners.
Really

Woodbury, TN

#17 Dec 3, 2012
Tolerant wrote:
<quoted text>
And they eliminated her position only to fill it again with someone else? How do you justify that?
Actually her $53,000 position was eliminated and replaced with a $29,000 position. Ms. Hill had the opportunity to apply but that was beneath her and her rich taste. Better no job and a lawsuit than a job that a lot of people in the upper Cumberland would love to have. And I don't think that the woman mentioned in the lawsuit is the one that got the job. Correct me if I am wrong.
Jed

Cookeville, TN

#19 Dec 3, 2012
Poor Luke and that other dude at ucdd are only pawns and don't know it. Word on the grapevine says both of these dudes are history when their probation period is up. Board just wanted them for their dirty work. Heard the Board already has been talking to people to take both of these positions.
Just Saying

Nashville, TN

#20 Dec 3, 2012
Ms Hill & Ms Woolbright were friends long before Ms Woolbright got appointed as temporary director. She was never in the running for permanent director or offered it. When Ms Woolbright was laying people off, she gave her long time friend Ms Hill a promotion and new position and advertised it in the newspaper. Talk about the pot calling the kettle black.
agree also

United States

#27 Dec 4, 2012
Jack wrote:
Go Jana, the town is supporting you, I can't wait to get on the jury too.
No this town is not supporting one of Phylis's spoiled little brats.. Is it not enough that we the tax payers paid for her a mansion and let's not forget the Hummer that we helped pay for. It would be different if she was not an over paid high school diploma secretary. The organization has automated answering systems. And again why in the hell do we need $ 55 ,000 year secretary's? The people in this community with college degrees can't find jobs that pay that kind of salaries...I will say it again Kana is spoiled.. She is spoiled by the one who lived lavishly off the tax payers money! I am glad more services are being provided instead of more high salaries...

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