“Over The Top” Quote Of The Day

Contained within today’s AJC report on job cuts within MARTA comes this gem of a quote from its General Manager, Beverly Scott, about handing out pink slips to some employees:

“I felt like Simon Legree,” Scott said.

Really? I mean…really? You felt like the cruel slave master from Uncle Tom’s Cabin? Good Lord, does she feel like this guy when she hires someone? Is this woman stable? At the very least, she needs to get over herself and get a grip.


  1. Icarus says:

    Step 1: Marta “eliminates” people that don’t exist because they aren’t in jobs.

    Step 2: Marta honors a temporary contract, but doesn’t renew it, because the jobs are complete.

    Step 3: Marta creates new positions equivalent to a Wal-Mart greeter.

    In sum, Marta hires people and calls it a “cut”.

    Jill Chambers, what say you?

  2. Rick Day says:

    Simon Legree looks nothing like Tax Jesus ™.

    He looks more like Snidley Whiplash.

    I’m just sayin’…..

    PS: Big deal; the woman uses a poor metaphor for feeling like a villain because she has to carry water for some higher up.

    If the person who actually chose the names to be laid off gave out the pink slips, instead of some middle manager named Bev, that would be more appropriate.

    Where’s the beef?


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