Staffer's E-mail: DSL Lines, Special Errands and More
On or about Aug. 24, 2003, Leonard P. Luchko, a computer technician in State Sen. Vincent J. Fumo's Tasker Street office, e-mailed his supervisor complaining that Fumo had found out that staffers in Harrisburg were aware of a new DSL line given only to that office. According to the indictment, the e-mail stated in part:
It saddens me that some of our people don't think of [Person No. 1] and me as members of the SDCS [Senate Democratic Computer Services] team. I am sure at times it must seem to them that we are premadonnas down here because we seem to get everything we want and don't have to deal with any of the red tape that goes along with requests for hardware and software. I just wish they could see all of the bullshit [Person No. 1] and I have to go through every single day then they would understand why we get the so called special treatment. This of course is not possible because what happens at Tasker Street stays at Tasker Street!
Yes I would like to see their reaction when they are told to support the Senator his family, girlfriends and business associates along with the staff their friends and their kids 24 hours a day.
I would like to see their reaction when they are told to drive cars back from Martha's Vineyard on a Sunday.
I would like to see their reaction if they had to go to Florida for a week and stay in the middle of nowhere and work 12 hours a day.
I would like to see their reaction when they are told to drive people to get their hair done.
I would like to see their reaction when they are told to take out the trash or unload a tracker trailer.
I would like to see their reaction if they had to wrap 150 VJF bobble head dolls and mail them.
I would like to see their reaction when they go on vacation and have to take a phone, Blackberry and a laptop with them and are required to check email a minimum of 4 times a day.
I would like to see their reaction when they have to inform the Senator that they will not be available between the hours of 7 and 10 on a Saturday night because they want to go to the movies.
Yes I would like to see their reaction when they are told to be available to drive to the shore and wire a yacht for internet access on Labor Day weekend but are not told which day just be available and ready to go.
And I would REALLY like to see their reaction when they get screamed at for something that they have absolutely no control over like the internet being down. Then maybe just maybe they would understand why we have a DSL line.
PS I love my job and wouldn't trade it for any job in the Senate!