Looking For Free PR, Governor Engages State Employee On The Street, But He Didn’t Like The Response

A VSEA member on the RIF list was out walking recently in Montpelier, wearing their ID badge, when the Governor and his entourage–who were on their way to some event–approached the employee. Noticing the badge, the Governor reached out his hand to the employee to offer his thanks for the job they do. The employee extended their hand back and said "Yeah, I just got your letter telling me I am being RIF’d." After that moment of awkwardness, the employee says the Governor directed his stare to the ground and hurried off, his entourage in tow.