The Gong Show contestants responsible for running the city of Lewisburg, including the pound, have drawn up a nifty little document for would-be shelter volunteers. Anyone who wants to do the city workers’ jobs for free must sign away their civil rights in advance:
Volunteers shall not publicly criticize or ridicule the City of Lewisburg[.]
Here is my favorite:
Volunteers shall respect the dignity of all persons and not engage in behaviors that are intended to belittle, ridicule, or embarrass another person or employee. Volunteers shall be courteous to the public and other personnel. Volunteers shall be tactful, control their tempers, exercise patience and discretion and shall not engage in argumentative discussions, even in the face of provocation.
Impatient? You’re fired. Less than tactful? Fired. Someone on staff at the shelter jacks you up against the wall and spits in your face while screaming about how yo mama is a whore and you reply, “Not so, sir”? Fired.
I hope no one signs this rag and the city gets sued. What a bunch of schmucks. Gee, I’m glad I didn’t sign.
(Thank you Jacki Moss for posting this document online.)