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MY TURN: Men NOT at work

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I bet you were not really surprised by the "Men NOT at Work" investigation that Action News 5's Andy Wise presented this week.

Andy and his team documented the story of two Memphis Public Works code inspectors who were spending their days parked under shade trees instead of doing their jobs. This is an infuriating story.

First, as taxpayers, most of us feel like we work quite hard to earn the money we bring home. The money we don't get to bring home went to pay those lazy code inspectors.

It's also irritating because this is a community that really needs hard working code inspectors. We have blighted areas throughout our city and an obvious backlog of cases that needs to be addressed and these guys just have it made in the shade.

Lastly, those of us who work in business rather than government are irked by the lack of management oversight. Sure, in our businesses, we might goof off here and there, but how long would we be able to keep our jobs if we ignored our assignments and parked under a shade tree?

That's my turn. Now it's your turn. To comment on this segment or anything else, email yourturn@wmctv.com or call 800-465-1210.

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