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Wednesday, June 22, 2005

Heads Hung Low

pink slipDo you have a friend on the third floor who wants to keep their job?

Well, if they seem a bit down there is a reason. The mighty axe fell today, and the word came down as to who stays and who needs to visit monster.com.

At first glance, it appears that the actual cogs in the machine that do the real work get to stay. The wonks, jocks, appointees, and freeloaders got the ol' pink slip and a pat on the back. Turns out they jumped on the wrong ship.

While I hate to see LA's unemployment figures rise, I have to say, they had to know this was coming.


Anonymous Anonymous said:

give us some names!

June 22, 2005 4:12 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

show us your face!

June 22, 2005 4:20 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Some old secretaries hired by Tom Bradley get to stay.

June 22, 2005 4:38 PM  

Anonymous RANCID said:

Pants are in, socks are out. Uggs are in, kicks are out. Levity can stay, brevity must go. Condos in the Marina can stay, yurts in the Angeles National Forest are out. Hot toddies are in, sloe gin fizz is out. Turkmenistan: stay! Uzbekistan: leave. Mork stays, Mindy goes. Salad tongs stay, salad spinners are out. Def Leppard stays but one-arm drummer guy doesn't get to stay. Chimpanzees can stay but timpanis must go. Batman is in but Green Lantern is out. Chubby Hubby can stay but Phish Food must go. "First thing we do, let's kill all the lawyers" can stay, but "It is a far, far better thing that I do" must be out by July 1st.

June 22, 2005 5:50 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

It will be very interesting to see if anyone will pick up so many of the incompetent Hahn staff members. Who would ever want to hire Tim McCosker? It is my understanding he has not helped one of his staff members get a job. Not even Nathalie Rayes, Gil's girlfiend who pretended to be his friend while she badmouthed him. He claims he has "lots of offers" but I don't believe it for a second! He was an arrogant, unimpressive, and insecure person. Why did Jim Hahn ever place any trust in him?

June 22, 2005 6:52 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:


June 22, 2005 7:03 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

She is a lady. Lay off.

June 22, 2005 8:46 PM  

Blogger Tofu girl said:

Get a clue people Tim is an attorney. He is going to a law firm to practice what he went to school for, Law. He at least passed his bar. If you think he's arrogant. That just translates to you had no access to power for the past four years. One thing you can count on nothing ever stays the same. A new group of people will have access for these next years. Then on to the next person. Everyone needs to watch how they treat others when they are on top sailing on the winning ship, because one thing is for certain, that is change. Everyone recycles themselves.

June 22, 2005 10:48 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

A lot of ugly bitter boys who want to rag on Nathalie because she'd never date them. Shit, she and Antonio made up and are acting like adults. See if you AVistas (who shouldn't be throwing stones) can at least follow your own boss and avoid being mysoginistic can't-get-a-date-with-your-mother losers. She's going to have a very successful career on her own merits.

June 22, 2005 11:58 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

if you want names look around....the people who were let go didn't show up to work today

June 23, 2005 7:53 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Not a great way to start your administration.
Villaraigosa Plans City Budget Cuts
L.A.'s incoming mayor suggests departments should scale back spending after a report finds that rising costs could lead to deficits.

June 23, 2005 8:35 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Mayor Sam you're censoring again. Why did you delete the Antonio and Jenny Caron Lacey comment? So many people have posted that affair on this site now all of a sudden you delete?

June 23, 2005 8:38 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Is Arturo Chavez,Cynthia Ruizs EX husband running for the 14th, someone said you posted link and than removed it.CD 1 reads this too.

June 23, 2005 12:16 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Take it from me, a woman who once had the displeasure of working with Ms. Reyes, she is rude and incompetent, and the only thing she has going for her is her relationship with Cedillo and her looks. I hope she uses both to her greatest advantage because she sure will need them.

June 23, 2005 12:44 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Nathalie is no lady. Some folks may think she is good looking. But, on the inside she is a very bad and ugly human being. She is very imature and insecure. I too have worked with her and can honestly tell you that she is a bad person. She is a person that only cares about herself and getting ahead at any cost. Even if that means dating or engaging in unprofessional and ladylike behavior. She is not loyal or faithful to Gil. Poor Gil. She has been other men while she has been with him. She is not loyal to her friends. When she drinks she is uglier than she is sober. The sad thing is that she actually thiks that everyone likes her. It is a good that she is packing her bags. I hope that all the evil and bad things she did come back to haunt her. SHE IS A BAD AND HARMFUL PERSON! MAKE NO MISTAKE ABOUT IT.

June 23, 2005 1:45 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

YES, A Chavez is running. Well liked by folks.

June 23, 2005 2:12 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Chavez won't run. Why open himself to all the dirt that will come his way about how he treated his ex-wife.

June 23, 2005 4:16 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Not the first male to cheat on his wife. We see it here all the time.

June 23, 2005 4:30 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Arthuro Chavez is running. Sounds like some very mean, jealous bitter women posting mean things about Natalie. Whenever a woman has to stoop that low to attack another woman it is out of pure jealousy. Sounds like they've been burned by men too much. Get over it and move on.

June 23, 2005 5:46 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

I have to laugh at all the posters who are making negative comments about Nathalie. If you can't spell her name correctly, my guess is that you didn't have the access to her that you think (or wish) you had. (Probably because you are a low-level staffer -- the poor grammar suggests incompetence and inexperience.) Perhaps that is where your bitterness and hostility are coming from??? And another thing to burst your bubble -- Nathalie does not read this blog, so if you really want her to know how you feel, grow some balls and make these nasty comments to her face.

June 23, 2005 6:43 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

does natalie know how to read? she just knows how to manipulate people.

June 23, 2005 10:10 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Nah, she doesnt have to read this blog, dont worry, I believe the old adage is true "what goes around, comes around"... evil begets evil, she will get hers in the end...

June 23, 2005 11:21 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:


The Secs must be OOOOOLLLLDDDD.

June 24, 2005 8:30 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:


Didn't AV also go to school to become an attorney?

June 24, 2005 8:32 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

8:38 AM

From time to time, the realization has come to me that Mayor Sam hates any mention of Antonio Villaraigosa and Jennie Carron Lacey are an item.

corina and Antonio are in agreement to this mess.

June 24, 2005 8:36 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Hey 4:16 PM

Cheaters get elected, remember? This should not be a problem for any candidate, L.A. is extremely liberal. All we need next is for incest to be allowed, pathetic.

June 24, 2005 8:38 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

11:21 PM Hi Pico Girl,

Well said. Here, here.

June 24, 2005 8:39 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

I hope that MEAV does not keep the incompetent secretaries that worked for Mayor Hahn and his deputies. Most, if not all are incompetent. You are only as good as your assistant and if he can't find anyone better than the leftovers of the 3rd floor he will maintain the same title Hahn had as a man with incompetent staff. For his sake, he needs to look within the city for the better and the brighter.

June 24, 2005 10:18 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

your reverse psych does not work here previous poster.

June 24, 2005 10:46 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Anon 10:46
No reverse psych intended, just the truth. Hahn's support staff were the topic of discussion among many of us who are constantly called upon for answers to their questions. At that level, one should be familiar with what department provides what services. While I'm sure most people are concerned with who the deputies will be, a bigger concern is who will actually be doing the work.

June 24, 2005 11:09 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Gil has always been a gentleman. Nathalie has become a prominent woman in her own right. We haven't seen the last of her.

Many of us are so proud of Cynthia and where she is today.

Arturo is Gils' gem and confidant!! He is definitely going places.

September 07, 2006 10:13 PM  

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