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3 layoffs likely at Cultural Resources

Three employees at the Department of Cultural Resources got notices Friday that coming budget cuts have put their jobs in jeopardy.

Cultural Resources Secretary Linda A. Carlisle would not identify the positions that were on the cut list, but said it was "highly likely, but not absolute" that those people would lose their jobs.

The budget is not final. Proposals approved by the Senate and House would cut more than 17 jobs from the department, most of them vacant.

Employees be notified of a possible lay off at least 30 days in advance, Carlisle said.

"Obviously," she said, "this was not done capriciously."


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Re: 3 layoffs likely at Cultural Resources

Judy Easley, sister-in-law of former Gov Mike Easley, is one of those being laid off! Sadly, in order to conceal the focused effort of purging the Easley presence in state government, other reductions in force (RIF) are being made as camouflage. This lends credibility to the position that Judy Easley's dismissal is part of a larger cost saving effort. The other individuals affected by this action are sacrificial lambs!

Re: 3 layoffs likely at Cultural Resources

Paul, what else "will occurr [sic] if Republicans are placed into the majority of both the state house and senate" ? Let's hear a platform, short and simple. What will Republicans do if they control the NCGA?

Re: 3 layoffs likely at Cultural Resources

The purpose of Cultural Resources is to teach us rednecks the meaning of "capriciously." They have already taught us about "foie gras." So in some ways we are getting quite a bang for our Cultural Resources' buck. And this was not written capriciously.

Re: 3 layoffs likely at Cultural Resources

Things like what JPQuick is suggesting will occurr if Republicans are placed into the majority of both the state house and senate.

Re: 3 layoffs likely at Cultural Resources

The absence of meaningful cuts at DER suggests a changing set of priorities from the "education" governor that has laid off hundreds of teachers.

How many teaching jobs could be spared if the $80 million spent on "Cultural Resources" was directed towards something useful, like teaching students history in North Carolina classrooms?

Cultural Resources should layoff the $60.00 cheeseburgers

As I recall the stated purpose for the "state" extravaganza was to arrange museum exchanges between dem Europeans and us rednecks.

What results have North Carolinians received from the Griswald European Vacation? I understand the limo driver was recently named to the Forbes list of the top 100 richest people in the world. (Us North Carolinians always were big tippers.)

And speaking of $60.00 cheeseburgers.....have you tried that new Angus Beef burger? It don't cost nowhere near no $60.00 but it is good for a domestic burger. And if you eat $60.00 worth you will probably be sick. Stop eating when you are full and you will probably save $52 or $53. The combo deal is the best way to go if you are thirsty. (I'd recommend a soda rather than wine.)

Re: 3 layoffs likely at Cultural Resources

Judy Easley needs to be one of the ones laid off. She helped her mother spend money illegally on the European trip and nothing I have seen shows where that money was paid back to the state, as was suggested by the state auditor's report.

Re: 3 layoffs likely at Cultural Resources

They layoff people but are willing to spend hundreds of thousands to send people to Europe.

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