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Round Lake Library worker’s firing angers community

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Village residents are expressing outrage over the firing last week of a longtime Round Lake Library employee. Theresa Marchione, a 24-year employee of the library, was fired by Library Director Carol Sheffer after she closed the village library 40 minutes early May 29, the evening there was a tornado warning across an area that included southern Saratoga County. “An emergency was happening, and I think she made the right call, and so does most of ...


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sunflower
June 6, 2013
11:02 p.m.

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Firing someone who worked for 24 years and presumably was a good employee seems quite extreme in this situation. Even if the library director disagreed with the decision Ms. Marchione made, she was using her best judgement. Clarify what the procedure is, issue a warning or reprimand if necessary but firing???

Scacman6562
June 7, 2013
10:20 a.m.

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How about a counseling memo or an official reprimand first? Going from A to Z in this instance seems very, very extreme.

hannah1697
June 7, 2013
4:43 p.m.

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If stupidity were grounds for dismissal, the board ought to be firing Ms. Sheffer and reinstating Mrs. Marchione; or does she have a sweetheart contract like the (former?) Housing Authority director in Saratoga Springs?

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