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For whistleblowers, a bold move
can be followed by one to
department basement

Washington Post, by David A. Fahrenthold

Original Article

Posted By:mitzi, 8/4/2014 10:32:37 AM

PHOENIX — On her 71st workday in the basement, Paula Pedene had something fun to look forward to. She had an errand to run, up on the first floor. “Today, I get to go get the papers. Exciting!” she said. “I get to go upstairs and, you know, see people.” The task itself was no thrill: Retrieve the morning’s newspapers and bring them back to the library of the Phoenix Veterans Affairs hospital. The pleasure was in the journey. Down a long, sunlit hallway. Back again, seeing friends in the bustle of the hospital’s main floor. Then, Pedene got back

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Knowing what we now know about the people who work at the VA - she´s better off in the basement rather than having to deal with them on a day-to-day basis.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: PAdiva, 8/4/2014 12:57:03 PM     (No. 9952864)

Keep a private journal at home....on paper.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: ColonialAmerican1623, 8/4/2014 10:32:48 PM     (No. 9953487)

What is with her eyes ?



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