It is said that no good deed goes unpunished. If you don't believe that, ask
These have not been easy times for Georgia DOL. Like most everything and everybody these days, the department has been hammered by the pandemic, as have those it is pledged to serve.
In the days before COVID-19, the
According to reports, the
This is where a good deed comes in that proceeds to blow up like a cheap balloon. To show his hard-working employees he appreciated their efforts, beginning in
A state audit obtained by
Commissioner Butler defended his decision, telling the AJC he received permission to provide the free meals from Comm.
"This isn't something we did on our own without asking," Butler said. "I fully explained to him the reasons why we were doing it - to keep our people safe, to minimize bringing the COVID-19 virus into our buildings and to require all the individuals who work here to work all through the day."
In a report to Gov.
"Notably, DOL never supported these expenditures by claiming that they resulted in increased productivity," McAfee said. "By offering to purchase meals, DOL removed any incentive for individual employees to prepare and pack their own meal, a practice that is generally more cost-effective and efficient when compared to retail purchases."
Butler said, "I'll stand up for our folks here. I'm going to take care of them because they were taking care of