Employment policy is not consistent at senior center

May 23, 2012 Wanda Durham, Riverton


Being an "at will" employee at the Riverton Senior Citizens Center appears to be tantamount to playing Russian roulette unless you are among those who were offered a contract -- even though the so-called employee handbook supposedly says that all employees are "at will."

So, if you fall out of favor because you voice a concern or object to something that is taking place, or even if you have to take time off because of illness in the family, your job could be in jeopardy with no source of appeal, impartial hearing, or any other opportunity to question the reason for termination.

But then, what more could you expect from a board of directors which offers a contract to select individuals while denying it to others, and whose main interest seems to be self-perpetuation rather than advancing and promoting programs designed to enhance the quality of life for our older citizens?

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