Ever wonder what Hugh Quill has been up to lately?

I’m a huge fan of American Public Radio’s Marketplace program- heard locally at 6:30pm on WYSO, 91.3

I usually listen to the podcast, a few days late. So, there was former Montgomery County Treasurer, Hugh Quill being interviewed on Marketplace, cracking the whip on State employees who apparently, don’t work Fridays:

Marketplace: Ohio stiffens its flex-time rules
MHARI SAITO: Walking around state offices in Columbus, Ohio, Hugh Quill noticed more empty desks on Fridays. So, the director of the states Department of Administrative Services called a meeting with union stewards on a Friday afternoon.

HUGH QUILL: It sounds like it was Machiavellian, but it really wasnt. I just had an opening at Friday at 2 pm, and it was actually kind of funny though when the person stated that it was the first Friday hed been at work in 13 years, and I said, “Welcome back.”

If you ever wonder why government doesn’t run like a business, take a listen or read the whole interview. Also, remember that having people drive 5x into work per week instead of 4x costs more in fuel, road use, etc..

There are real problems in Columbus- but eliminating flex time shouldn’t be at the top of the list.

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8 Responses

  1. J.R. Locke April 7, 2008 / 5:09 pm
    Marketplace with kai Rysdal? Hell yeah good show.

    I am getting bored with Ohio so no thank you.

  2. Alice in Wonderland April 7, 2008 / 10:37 pm
    Does he make his 20-something girlfriend whom he left his wife (who also now works with him in Columbus) show up on Fridays? Just curious if that was mentioned during this radio “lovefest”…Really could care less what “Hugh Quill has been up to lately” unless it would involve giving his soon to be exwife A LOT of money.
  3. David Esrati April 7, 2008 / 10:44 pm

    Normally, I’d delete Alice’s comment- however, it’s pretty much true- although I think his girlfriend is over 30 now.

  4. J.R. Locke April 8, 2008 / 2:44 am
    Marriage and age has what to do with anything? Lets face it folks marriage and monogamy are not really compatible with life in modern day America.
  5. Mike April 8, 2008 / 7:34 am
    Or the rest of the world.
  6. pizzabill April 10, 2008 / 11:18 pm
    Why anyone would want two wives is a big a mystery to me.
  7. Kriss May 24, 2008 / 10:20 pm
    His girlfriend is not yet 30

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