Monday, September 19, 2016

Jacksonians for Jackson, um, make that Ridgeland.

It appears city of Jackson employees like to sneak into Ridgeland for some grub.  A reader sent these photos to JJ:

It looks like they hit the pan trout jackpot over on Highway 51!!!

Here is a shot taken yesterday so readers can have a better view of the restaurant in question.

The city policy is that city vehicles are to be used only for city business.  City vehicles can be taken outside of the city limits for city business purposes.  Mayor Yarber could take his vehicle to Mayor Gene McGee's office, for example.  However, the reader who sent in these photos said two city employees of the working stiff variety went inside the Fish House, ate lunch, and returned to the vehicle with several "to go" boxes.  Nothing beats Ridgeland cuisine. 


Anonymous said...

Can't blame the stiffs. They probably didn't have their combat gear on, and wanted to enjoy a peaceful meal.

Anonymous said...

Boy I'm glad that I work for the State.

Anonymous said...

Slow news day...BFD.

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Anonymous said...

So a worker is working on county line. Come lunch time is he supposed to drive all the way back downtown to swap vehicles so he can buy lunch for his crew? Seems like driving a quarter mile into Ridgeland makes more sense economically. Jackson had bigger issues than where the hard working public works folks get their food.

Anonymous said...

That sort of petty, borderline pilfering is why it takes so much money for Jackson to do anything. The emphasis is on doing as little as possible during work hours, while GETTING as much as possible. Multiply fifty Cents per instance, against ten daily instances. Multiply that by half the city employees. It becomes clear, why it's too much trouble to pull curbside weeds (and thus necessary to spray them with herbicide, and just leave them, dead and brown and unsightly, taking years to deteriorate), too much trouble to trim branches obscuring street signs, too hard and costly, to remove the trash from the water features in Smith Park (trash, reportedly "accumulates" in the water features, and this is one "reason" for the park's getting a costly re-do. It wouldn't "accumulate", if certain someones were doing their jobs.).

That's why the streets seem to be deteriorating faster than they can be repaired, and why the city water situation is a surrealist dark comedy. I'm sure there are City employees doing their jobs, people working more hours than they're paid to work, and paying for petty expenses out of their own pockets. Those people are heroes. But in Jackson, those people seem to be a smaller percentage of the workforce.

Anonymous said...

"hard working public folks" that's an oxymoron.

Anonymous said...

Better that than the guy I passed this morning texting while driving down Riverside in a big white city truck.

Anonymous said...

They probably crossed County Line Rd. so as to not have to pay the Jackson "Tourism" tax.

Kingfish said...

Plenty of places right there on County Line Road. Hell, I could've seen sneaking over to McAlisters right there if they were working on County Line Road.

However, these guys got on the Interstate and drove up to Ridgeland, got off, went down Jackson Street, and took a left onto Hwy 51.

Anonymous said...

Seems like they could have gone to Kim's Seafood on Ridgewood and not left the city limits for the same menu items and closer to County Line to boot.

Anonymous said...

Is this really such a big deal. Even employees have to eat lunch, you know. I think we have bigger issues to worry about. And your concerned citizen who sent this in must have so much time on his/her hands, I can't imagine what he/she does for a living.

Anonymous said...

The pointless Jackson hate is strong in this one. Good work.

Anonymous said...

Right 2:13. It is that evil Kingfish working all his collusions and conflicts-of-interest behind the scenes to produce nefarious results and ends. There is a conspiracy afoot and Kingfish has the means to move mountains and part the seas. In the final analysis Kingfish is all about Jackson hate and taking Jackson down because he is a secret Klukker member of the anti-Jackson Star Chamber that wants to return to Jim Crow and wouldn't mind delivering to the metro-area an Islamic-style subjugation of women as well.

You are onto him 2:13. Great job sniffing him out.

Anonymous said...

petty, petty, petty.......

Anonymous said...

No one mentioned race, 2:45. Only you did. No one mentioned conspiracy or collusions either. He is just making much ado about nothing (employees taking their lunch break in a neighboring city). By bringing "conspiracy" and race-baiting to the conversation, your post would almost make one think you were his apprentice.

Anonymous said...

I don't think there's a better cobbler in the metro area than the Shoe Healer. I went to him all the time when I lived in Jackson and don't believe any one should be faulted for crossing municipal lines to have their shoes cared for by him.

Kingfish said...

Don't be dissing on Mr. Sam.

Anonymous said...

This reminds me of when I worked at a building supply company on Methodist Farm Rd. in the early 1970's. At that time houses were being built in Valley North subdivision. The shortest route was to go north on Methodist Farm, turn east on Forest Ave. then about 2 miles to Valley North. After getting suspicious about one driver taking so long to make delivers to this area I followed him. South on Methodist Farm, west on Northside Dr., south on Delta Dr. to 5 points, east on Woodrow Wilson to I-55N, exit at Northside Dr. and proceed west to Watkins Dr. Then north on Watkins to Valley North. He then did the reverse to get back to the warehouse. Beside the mileage, he added an extra 30 to 45 minutes to the trip. Do this several times a day, 5 days a week and it adds up.

Anonymous said...

On a related note, I'd like to know why I see City of Jackson Police cars in Madison neighborhoods on a regular basis. Two come out of Twin Harbors and one out of a nearby subdivision off Hoy Road on a daily basis. I assume these guys are working for JPD and driving ten miles back and forth to work. At least there's no evidence they're screwing their partners.

alpha storm said...

Drago's on County Line Road was to expensive for a Jackson City Worker.

Anonymous said...

I'm sorry, but I've got to say... who gives a shit. City workers eat lunch too.

If someone working for the city stops to eat lunch somewhere, who really cares?

If you raise your hand... you, my friend, are the problem. If it's the metro area, and it's even 5-10 miles out of the way? I just couldn't care less if I tried. If these guys were double-dipping jobs or filling up their cars on the city pumps for the drive home, then yes.

What did busy-body sleuthing discover today? The city maintenance department making their weekly run to buy catfish.

Of all the people to target on the payroll in Jackson, MS... you target the two dudes making under 30k? Get a grip.

Anonymous said...

I think Jackson city workers get a discount at Dragos. When the place first opened, every car with a city logo on the door was all up in that parking lot for weeks. And it wasn't even a crab-leg buffet.

Anonymous said...

I've seen a JPD car dropping of a kid at MRA on multiple occasions.

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