Las Vegas Unemployment Office Throws Baby Shower

Eye catching RANT With John Huck

Nevada’s unemployment rate, already the highest in the country, went up in June to 14.2 percent. The state has seen unemployment rise throughout the state. There are 193,000 people in Nevada looking for work.

Tonight on Fox 5 news at 11:00PM a segment called the RANT featured a caller telling the following story:

The caller was unemployed and attempting to file a claim in person at the Las Vegas Unemployment Office. She states that she arrived at the office at 6:30AM and was there until 5:00PM. Per her rant – she was number 13 in line to be helped. She tells of witnessing a “Baby Shower” that took place over a 4 hour time period during business hours and all the employees taking part in it. This caller states that only 14 people were served that day!

This story sounds as incredible to those that hear it as it was to me. FOX 5 News put it on the air for all the hear and read along as this caller made her statement!
if any part of this story is true the whole management staff at this office should be the next to file for unemployment. The fact that a person could make such a statement against this office on television is shocking!

Nevada leads the nation in unemployment and that is no secret. The fact that the majority of people in this state live in Las Vegas is no secret either. How such a statement could be made about the employees of an office that should be to busy to take lunch breaks much less have a 4 Hour baby shower for a fellow employee on State time is beyond me!!! The number of people seeking help that went away empty handed and were told to repeat the process the next day or call in is pathetic. How many employees work in that office? Just what are the logistics that show how this did or did not happen? Can the unemployment office prove that they actually served more than 14 potential claim filers than was stated? The embarrassment to all city,county and federal offices in the state is at stake here..

If this did not really happen, an apology from FOX 5 News to the Mgmt Staff and individual workers at the unemployment office should take place post haste! If it did happen as stated, surely heads will roll by the time news of this situation reaches Harry Reids office as well as Barack Obama’s Oval Office.

This should not be buried and a follow up news story should be forthcoming with facts of the event either pro or con. If this is refutable the public demands to know. Should it be refuted, charges of slander should be made against the caller that has exposed this story to the news.

Again it all start here on FOX 5 News at 11:00PM , In the coming days I will be searching for the RANT with John Huck news article(s) in print that will back up this news piece and put it out once it is discovered.

Brian Parks

The next day while searching google for this story, I found something similar but from a different news source KTNV Channel 13 Action News Face Book post! ( see blow )

I found the below Face Book posting on 8/12/10 – KTNV Channel 13 Action NewsLike

Velvet Bern I was at the Unemployment office off Sahara yesterday from 7:15 – 5 pm. I was number 13 in line and the second to the last to be taken care of. While there I witnessed a 3 hour baby shower for an employee. I over heard the receptionist tell a man that the reason the phones where busy is because they were in meetings all day. What a crock of crap. Maybe if they hired some of us sitting in the lobby there wouldn’t be such outragious lines and the unemployment rate would go down. Oh and they only have 3 phone lines to use at this location. So if you go, here get there like 5 am. This is a bunch of crap.

The same message is repeated by a different poster on Senator Harry Reids Facebook page!
Dianna Ridgeway I was at the Unemployment office off Sahara yesterday from 7:15 – 5 pm. I was number 13 in line and the second to the last to be taken care of. While there I witnessed a 3 hour baby shower for an employee. I over heard the receptionist tel…l a man that the reason the phones where busy is because they were in meetings …all day. What a crock of crap. Maybe if they hired some of us sitting in the lobby there wouldn’t be such outrageous lines and the unemployment rate would go down. Oh and they only have 3 phone lines to use at this location. So if you go, here get there like 5 am. This is a bunch of crap.( THIS IS FROM ONE OF YOU CONSTITUENTS WHAT’S UP HARRY HOW LONG HAS IT BEEN SINCE YOU PASSED THE BILL? )

Link provided for you to see for yourself! It’s not like Harry doesn’t know of this yet!
http://www.facebook.com/HarryReid

Brian

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