Ric Wasserman Athens County Auditor

Athens County's $95,000 Man

Why is Jill Thompson paying a guy who lives in Ashtabula County $95,000 a year to work from home?   Why was Ms Thompson proposing to pay his mileage when he travels to Athens, the county in which he’s employed?  Why was she proposing to pay for him to stay in a hotel room whenever he comes to Athens County?


Can one imagine how the Jill Thompson would react if presented with a bill from another county agency for one of their staff to stay in a hotel in Athens county?  Why is there one set of rules for the Auditor and another for everyone else?  


Accountability and Transparency shouldn’t be a one-way street.