One in four have left in the wake of city’s financial troubles
Ryan Hagen, Staff Writer
Posted: 03/23/2013 06:48:17 PM PDT
Updated: 03/24/2013 12:54:01 AM PDT
SAN BERNARDINO – Sewer maintenance worker Stephen Johns’ coworkers and supervisor weren’t surprised when he told them he was interviewing for another job, or that management, morale and pay were all higher in a city that wasn’t struggling through a bankruptcy proceeding.
After all, they’ve seen 285 fellow employees – nearly one out of four – leave since July, when they say the City Council’s decision to file for bankruptcy protection turned a steady trickle away from an understaffed and unhappy workforce into a panicked flood.
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