Someone told me that the Welfare Office, where, I assume, people call asking for some type of help because they are in need of some financial support, has no telephone communication during the daytime.
I was told that the telephone lines are open at 4:30 p.m. and the callers have to leave a message for someone to call them back before 5:00 p.m. because, I assume, they go home at that time.
I don’t know about anyone else, but I believe that such a telephone schedule is a very discriminatory and unfair one because most likely when people call the Welfare Office it’s because they need help NOW and not when these Democrat employees feel like answering the telephone lines that are paid for by the taxpayers’ contributions to the coffers of the State of Nevada.
Yes, I know many of those individuals may ask why I assume theemployees are Democrats; well, it’s my intuition. After so many years in this business I can tell that most government employees are Democrats. They — most of them anyway — have an attitude and think that they are God’s gift to the world.
Of course that “unique personality” is only while they are working, but if they get laid off or get fired, right away they start yelling discrimination; they got fired or laid off after ten or fifteen years in the work place for discrimination and then they start talking about all the things they know were wrong and tolerated by the other employees, supervisors or even management.
But, that is an article for another issue of the Las Vegas Tribune; now I want to talk about the hours of operation for both the office and the telephone service available at the local Welfare Office.
I would like to know if the information I have about the real hours of operation and the telephone service of the office is right and I would like to know how they can manage to operate any office with such a schedule.
It is a normal behavior for people who work in government offices — especially those offices that are open to serve the community — to be rude and arrogant in dealing with the public because most of the employees are of the impression that they are better than those who they are supposed to serve.
Of course, there is nothing wrong with that mentality — after all, the supervisors and the managers who are supposed to train them are of that same mentality: that the public is nobody and they are above anyone else.
Has anyone ever had to deal with the Nevada Department of Motor Vehicles in the Las Vegas area? How about the Unemployment Office or the Social Security Administration Office?
What happens is very clear; when it comes to those who have anything to do with the government, they do not like to be criticized.
Government office employees are under the erroneous mentality that they are always right, and we, the public, are always wrong. How dare we, the public, have the audacity to criticize the almighty government
that is run by “super intelligent people” that are never wrong.
The only way government employees will agree with anyone criticising the office they work for is when “former” or “ex” is before their title. Then, and only then, will they become a mouthpiece for all wrongdoings their former office has done and is still doing and be more than happy to show “unfairness,” “bad behavior” and the “discriminatory pattern” in the office they shared for many years with those “bad, mean people” that are now their former employers and co-workers.
What these “loyal government employees” do not want to realize is that they are only a short time period away from their last pay check and then they are going to learn how it is to be treated as they have been
treating those unfortunate people who were in need of visiting or calling that office.
Maybe our illustrious governor some day will lower himself to our level and read the Las Vegas Tribune, or maybe some of those arrogant people working for him will get the nerve to read, to the boss, some of the articles that appear in this newspaper, and the governor will do something to remedy all that injustice that appears to be a daily routine in all government offices.
For the record, I am not in need of visiting any of those offices and I don’t need any favors for now from any of those offices; it is like I told someone who insinuated that I was upset because I was not invited to a meeting between the Latino leaders and the next president of the USA, “I don’t go to public affairs.”
In all the years I have been in this city I have only been to the second grand opening of the MGM Grand after the fire because I could not find an excuse not to go and I went to the opening of the M Hotel because I was almost forced to take a person that I thought was my friend.
I don’t like to go to grand openings of any kind. I am a strong supporter of Donald Trump and I did not go to the opening of his Headquarters; and last week when the new headquarters opened, I was invited and two different young ladies and one ugly old man offered to pick me up and take me to the opening but I very politely declined all three invitations. I am perfectly fine sitting at home watching a rerun of Law and Order, or in my office working on the next issue of the Las Vegas Tribune.
My name is Rolando Larraz, and as always, I approved this column. Rolando Larraz is Editor in Chief of the Las Vegas Tribune. His column appears weekly in this newspaper. To contact Rolando Larraz, email him
at: Rlarraz@lasvegastribune.com or at 702-272-4634.