MEMPHIS, TN (abc24.com) – As the Memphis Animal Shelter prepares for its grand opening, workers have been told to shape up or ship out.
MAS Supervisor David Johnson used colorful language to get his point across, and his litany of profanity was all recorded.
ABC24’s Jeni DiPrizio has the tape, and The Truth.
If you listen to the 42 minute tape, it sounds like the supervisor might be trying to give employees a motivational speech were it not overshadowed by the constant cussing.
With a new shelter opening up, Memphis Animal Control workers were told higher expectations of them are now even higher.
Employees were told there would be no more hanging around doing nothing, they need to increase their call volume, take better care of equipment, and that playtime is over.
Employees say they're upset not about what was said, but how it was said. The supervisor swears so much, he even addressees it during the meeting.
On the tape employees admit morale is low, and they are not filling out memos or handling calls like they are supposed to. The supervisor says he's been protecting employees from getting in trouble.
I'm told Mayor Wharton doesn't talk to his executive staff like that. Lower level employees say the truth is, they deserve the same respect.