Michael Stuban worked for the Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission for 35 years before retiring. For his final responsibility, he made a frank assessment of his bosses and colleagues in an exit questionnaire, but instead of sending it to Human Resources, he sent it out in a company-wide email.
In his "reply-all" moment, Stuben aired his dirty laundry from working ten years as a tollbooth operator, then twenty-five as middle management, to 2,000 fellow employees.
When asked what the most difficult part of his job was, Stuben said, "the phoneyness."
The phoneyness. Giving us classes where we are being told we are not political. That's Butt Shit. Jobs/Promotions are filled by the politicians, it's who you know, not what you know. Positions created for people who are not qualified. Hiring people off the street when we have qualified [personnel] in our ranks.
He goes on to scold the top brass for being "out of touch with the average employees” and “only looking out for themselves.”
He said upper management, "doesn't care or appreciate us. The feeling I get is: just do what we tell you or find another job."
Ironically, when The Washington Post reached out to Sean Logan, chairman of the Turnpike Commission, for comment, he said to Stuben, it “couldn't be to [sic] bad of a place considering you stayed for 35 years. Best of luck in your retirement.”
Ew. Typical boss ignoring all negative feedback and turning it back around.
At least his colleagues got that sweet relief of having their voice be heard without having to say it themselves. They're probably all toasting his name right now and will have really great sex tonight.