Sunday, July 15, 2018

Idiot of the Day

A New Orleans public official was fired for um, less than stellar behavior recently.   The Morning Advocate reported last week:

Calling it a "cesspool" where sexual harassment was allowed to flourish for years, Mayor LaToya Cantrell has swept out the leadership of the city's Property Management Department and said she hopes new city rules and training sessions on harassment will help prevent a repeat situation.

The allegations center on Herman Hogues, the department's longtime operations manager, who recently retired after being suspended without pay in May amid complaints of harassment by at least three women. Two of Hogues' bosses also have been terminated....

In a rambling interview with The Advocate, Hogues, 73, acknowledged he was unusually close with female colleagues, saying he would often lend a sympathetic ear to their complaints about workplace spats and low pay. Inside his office, he added, some would even pull up their dresses and dance for him, displays he said were “innocent horseplay.”

“One thing is, I am an older guy, but I play,” said Hogues. “Not sexually, but I do play. They come in and they ask me advice: ‘Do you know anybody that can help me? Help my children? I need a better job. I need some money, Mr. Herman.’

“They come in and they play, they do the booty pop, and show themselves, they would do that,” he said.

Hogues then changed course, saying he could recall only one woman who had ever actually exposed herself to him — the one whose sexual harassment claim got him suspended in May. He went on to say that she was the one doing the harassing, calling himself the victim of a plot by top city officials to protect the woman.

Patterson backed his former operations manager last week, claiming that none of the accusations against Hogues, who is married, were proven. Patterson said he and Sens were fired after investigators wrongfully accused them of ignoring complaints about Hogues’ behavior.

“At some point, they tried to claim that myself and the deputy had knowledge of it, and that’s certainly not true,” said Patterson, who had led the Property Management Department for 11 years. “I’m sure that may have gotten to the mayor, and (Cantrell) must have given them the benefit of the doubt without talking to me.”

But Sens, who was hired in 2010, said he was never comfortable with how Hogues treated the office’s female employees. He said he told Patterson and city Assistant Chief Administrative Officer Courtney Bagneris about the behavior, but nothing was done until recently. He believes he's a scapegoat and was fired unjustly.

“What I know from the beginning, was George and I had an ongoing problem with Herman being too familiar with the girls,” Sens said. “I would tell him personally, ‘Don’t do it.’ George would tell me that he would handle it. And Herman would report to George.”  Rest of article. 

Either this guy is dumb as dirt or he is an old man WDGAF.  Lesson #____ in how not to do damage control. 


Smells like the HCSO said...

"they do the booty pop"

This is a new one for me . . . what's a booty pop ?

Anonymous said...

Check out one of Luke and the 2 Live Crew’s 90’s videos. “I wanna rock (Doo Doo Brown)” will surely enlighten your sensory apparatus!

Anonymous said...

I lived in New Orleans for four miserable years, while at Tulane. The city was a toxic soup of undesirables, even back then. Apparently, it's gotten far worse, though, if the Mayor is named 'LaToya'. As for the rest, I'm not even slightly surprised. You heard about things like that, or saw things like that, every single dysfunctional day, in that town. That was a funny read, though, and a great reminder of why I have no plans to ever go into that hellhole, again.

Anonymous said...

Trump forgot to include New Orleans in his "shithole" comment.

Anonymous said...

Hey, it's New Awelens. What do you expect? And 11:02 would you be more comfortable if the mayor's last name ended with an x.

Anonymous said...

Some people fail to recognize that they have the right to remain silent.

Anonymous said...

What's the workplace come to when a 73 year old manager can't enjoy coworker's pulling up their dresses and dancing for him? Charades is often played at going away parties and Christmas parties and such. It's “innocent horseplay.”

If a girl want to do the booty pop at her supervisor, it's on her, not him. Who say he clap and enjoy the show? He might have entered into prayer when she done that...prayer for an erection that ain't gonna happen.

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