“Mommy, You Got Fired?”

We’re all for getting rid of excess bureaucracy in government. In fact we’ve proposed the elimination of entire agencies. We believe government at all levels is too big, too unruly, too corrupt and too incompetent – and the cost keeps getting passed on to taxpayers of current and future generations….

scdew firing

We’re all for getting rid of excess bureaucracy in government. In fact we’ve proposed the elimination of entire agencies. We believe government at all levels is too big, too unruly, too corrupt and too incompetent – and the cost keeps getting passed on to taxpayers of current and future generations.

Unfortunately when government is “cut” here in South Carolina there is no mechanism to rebate those “savings” to the taxpayers. That means these “cuts” are really just spent elsewhere in government – meaning they’re not “cuts” but rather “swaps.” In fact over at the scandal-plagued S.C. Department of Employment and Workforce (SCDEW) – which continues to fail miserably at its job – it was no big secret a recent reduction in force among front-line employees was going to be accompanied by new bureaucratic hirings (and new programs).

All of which means businesses and taxpayers are going to continue shelling out big bucks to subsidize this ongoing disaster of an agency …

Anyway, while SCDEW’s upper management was busy enjoying one of its taxpayer-funded retreats, the hammer fell on several dozen employees earlier this week.

As fate would have it, the notifications were delivered on … wait for it … ‘bring your child to work day” at the agency.

In fact several employees have told FITS that one female employee was actually fired with her daughter sitting right next to her.

Yeah … ouch …

“It’s a great day in South Carolina,” people.


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? February 9, 2013 at 5:47 pm

“In fact several employees have told FITS that one female employee was fired with her daughter sitting right next to her.”

Ya know, I have a hard time feeling sorry for govt workers, but this is just sad/pathetic. Is there literally absolutely nothing that SCDEW can’t do right?

CNSYD February 9, 2013 at 6:00 pm

Sic Willie, remind me again of the details of how this taxpayer rebate system of yours works or will we have to wait for your book on Haley and you to be published?

jimlewis,owb February 9, 2013 at 6:31 pm

Good story. It demonstrates the Sensitivity Training mandated for all DEW Staff finally paid off.

If this event had occurred prior to the Sensitivity Training, the Supervisor at DEW would have told the Child to tell her Mother that she was fired.

Love it when a plan comes together.

? February 9, 2013 at 6:36 pm


owb for the win again

Buz Martin - just another humble admin @ SCThePeeps February 9, 2013 at 7:21 pm

YEP! Good one, OWB. Before they got all sensitized like that they operated under the principle of “Why just fuck up when you can fuck up and cause lifelong PTSD and seriously undermine a cherished and vital human relationship at the same time?”

What a great day in South Carolina when they can fuck up and only cause deep shame, depression and embarrassment that a couple of years of counseling can … oh the hell with that thought. That really sucked. How many more days until we can get rid of Haley?

The Dome February 9, 2013 at 6:34 pm

This is NO different from how Elinor (the Bloody Bitch) Kitzman and Marsha Adams with Nikki Haley’s, Hugh (show me a tax dollar to piss away) Leatherman and Richard (Corkscrew nutjob) Eckstrom have treated long time employees of the “Bitch Control Board”, the Dept of Transportation and employees of the State Retirement system, LLR and DHEC were trearted whe they were fired, run off and told to “take their stuff and leave today”! No notice, no warning, no consideration given.
many of these people were long time employees who had given the State the best years of their lives.
The kicker, new unqualified cronies were hired, for higher salaries, to do the exact same functions and managed under the existing guidelines, NO CHAGES, excepth the qualifies were replaced for unqualified and paid more money!

MeadowMuffin February 9, 2013 at 7:46 pm

Been there, done that, with DHEC some 20 years ago.

At least, I had 32 years in then, and they could (and still can) KISS MY ASS! I’m being paid (handsomely) to stay away (called “retirement”, which is wonderful) – Prince Michael is Dead (Thank the Lord) as is King Kenneth (Praise the Lord for Kawarshkinoff’s Disease where one knows one is going crazy as he does) – Princess Tom Brown has regressed to a nothing job – Prince Ben has been forced to “retire” (also paid to stay away but for far different reasons than me) and the Fairy Princess who screwed up DOLLAR (Department Of Labor, Licensing And Regulation)is now Queen of DHEC…

How fucked up can the state get from here?

Sweep the Deck February 10, 2013 at 5:00 pm

A few who were pushed out recently at DHEC on the environmental side and in agency administration were very valuable and their removal a mistake I believe; however, several others were long past their shelf lives and their absence at long last is a benefit to the agency. There are a few others who should follow from the bloated environmental management. I have neither knowledge nor opinion about the recent health-side management contraction and layoffs

Howie Richs Neighbor February 9, 2013 at 7:09 pm

Good lead in Fits ,but can be applied to “free enterprise” too

Take SCs latest “savior”


Too big,too unruly,too corrupt and too incompetent!

King-Tut February 9, 2013 at 7:24 pm

Heartless bastards who have no shame. How some can look at themselves in the mirror and sleep at night amazes me. One day Karma will return to them.

Horrified! February 9, 2013 at 7:30 pm

I am the one who was laid off while my daughter was job shadowing. It was pretty disturbing! I had to send a note to my daughter’s teacher asking her to please not make my child discuss her experience. And what’s really sad is that I only made $24,000 a year (before taxes)…and while they’re laying off workers like me because of “budget cuts”, they’re hiring “Reemployment Managers” with a starting salary of $46,000! It’s disgusting! They’re hiring people (paying them obscene salaries) to delegate, but they’re laying off all the people to delegate to (the ones who do the actual work)!

Brigid February 10, 2013 at 1:07 am

I am very sorry that happened to you in such a cruel manner. What a disgrace.

Dan February 10, 2013 at 1:24 am

I am sorry this happened the way it did, nor am I surprised. Nothing has changed from the old ESC leadership (David; Halley) and the current DEW other than the faces are different. Local office management is for the most part the same whether supervised by the local WIA or the DEW.

Fleet February 10, 2013 at 11:05 am

I am very sorry. I hope you find a job soon with an employer that values you.

Sailor February 9, 2013 at 7:34 pm

Here’s an idea. Find the asshole responsible for this and put his/her name at the top of the next firing list to be effective, say Monday morning!

Armageddon February 9, 2013 at 7:43 pm

The worse part of these actions is the political hires who do nothing but take up space and collect a paycheck!
The Budget and Control Board, SLED, Public Safety and the Dept of Highways are repleat and top heavy with these people.
Very common to receive orders from the top management to hire these people and sometimes not as entry level; but, managers with NO knowledge or experience in their area of responsibility.
The Budget and Control Board is famous for this type of hiring.

getyouryayasout February 9, 2013 at 9:30 pm

Haley, Nikki.

As in the person was is supposed to be held ACCOUNTABLE for screw ups in Cabinet agencies (which are directly controlled by the governor).

Ain’t gonna happen.

Rastus February 9, 2013 at 8:27 pm

You could save plenty of county,city and state jobs by just cutting the fleet of vehicles you see speeding on the roads and driving around on the weekends.

MOLIVER February 10, 2013 at 9:26 am

AMEN. Most of them I see are driving way over the speed limit. SAVE money by slowing down. Should have governors on the vehicles. SO many that I think are unecessary!!

Bill February 9, 2013 at 9:06 pm

Any government agency allowing “bring your child to work day” ought to require the parent to be on leave for the duration. If you’re on the clock, do your official duties. Parent on your own time.

Cicero February 9, 2013 at 9:41 pm

Hey, here’s a fun writer’s tip! Repitition is boring, so, don’t end each sentence you mean to have some punch with “[comma] people.” Using such childish formulations as: [certain people say X], followed by some snarky sex joke, with a set-up quoting [Absurd Person Y], then putting in your [whatever Will Folks’s bullshit libertarian opinion is] followed by the aforemore mentioned “people” bit further makes you look like the sexchild semi-literate you are. Ok? You’re welcome.

Sad Day In SC February 9, 2013 at 10:12 pm

Cant wait until we all FIRE Nikki Haley as governor in 2014. Enough of the hacks, lying, security breaches, etc etc. are we better off than we were with Mark Sanford? It’s one thing to be a lying womanizer but another to just be fucking incompetent and hire cronies who are even less competent. It’s a great day in South Carolina all right–a great day to start looking for a new gubernatorial candidate.

Horrified! February 10, 2013 at 5:33 am


Old Bike Dude February 10, 2013 at 8:27 am

Well somebody voted for the bitch.

Joe Wilson Is A Very Smart Man February 10, 2013 at 10:17 am

Yeh lots.In fact, many of the people who come on here and bash her.and guess what?They will vote for her again.because she is going to be the REPUBLICAN nominee and the only vote for REPUBLICANS.

Nothing much has changed in this state for years.The only difference between now and fifty years ago?Back then ,everybody voted for Democrats.Now,they vote for Republicans.

Awaken America February 10, 2013 at 11:09 am

Actually Joe Wilson is a dumb ass and just as corrupt as the rest. he and Roxanne need to go! Yep, he and Roxanne. I included her because she is such an embarrassment and as long as we have his dumb ass, we also have her ugly, important feeling dumb ass also!! What a disgrace!
Haley in the Gov. office, with her incompetent appointments and taking of her family with taxpayer money.
Eckstrom in the Comptrollers office, with his psychotic, perverted behaavior.
leatherman as Senate leader with his self serving, get rich, at taxpayer expense and the same for Harrell!
Peeler, Sen. majority leader with his psychotic womanizing, and vindictiveness.
Then Courson…my God!!!
Clyburn in Congress, Sanford running again for Congress!
O’bama in the White House with his hatred for the country and successful amoung us. His incompetence (one phone conversation) , no regard for the Americans being slaughtered in Bengazi!
It is no wonder these people want to take guns away from the American people while exempting themselves!
My GOD this country and State are SCREWED!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Joe February 10, 2013 at 10:19 am

Are there any states that rebate “savings” to the taxpayers as FITS is proposing?
In this particular situation what are the savings to the taxpayer? All those $24K workers will soon be applying for unemployment which for some just might mean more money in their pockets as there will be no need for childcare and work transportation costs. Furthermore, these fired workers can now stop paying for health insurance and use medicaid or emergency rooms for their health care needs.

jimlewisowb February 10, 2013 at 8:27 pm

so this is it

jimlewisowb February 10, 2013 at 8:27 pm

so this is it

nitrat February 11, 2013 at 11:55 am

disqus…I love it.

nitrat February 11, 2013 at 10:55 am

disqus…I love it.

Torch February 11, 2013 at 12:42 pm

The goober they have in charge isn’t most feeling or smartest person around. Another example of Nikki’s failures

Torch February 11, 2013 at 11:42 am

The goober they have in charge isn’t most feeling or smartest person around. Another example of Nikki’s failures


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