Friday, July 07, 2006

Reading is a frill?

Toledo wants to ban city workers - whoops, make that blue-collar city workers who have to work outside - from reading newspapers on their breaks.
Bill Franklin, director of the Department of Public Services, said officials want to improve residents' pride in their work forces.

He said taxpayers might be irritated to see city workers reading, because they don't know when employees are on breaks.
Utterly moronic. Actually, if I were a Toledo resident, I might find my irritation growing that Bill Franklin has time to come up with such an asinine rule to apply to outside workers only, making sure then can only stare at the pavement on their breaks. I would be pleased of the potential money savings to be had by eliminating what is clearly an unneeded management position, though.

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