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Hoosier Lottery admits new office too lavish

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Posted: October 8, 2011, 4:43 am - IP Logged

its rather simple, lottery had to much of a new building and stuff to put in budget given to dumbass's in planning depertment

they said we have x left for this budget, lets go out and buy some !, YAAAAAAAAAAAAA

and this is result

i wish instend  they would of used the left over cash, and just added it to marketing budget

then again seeing as people even have issue with say a state buying a van to market the lottery, i guest we never make anyone happy

 

thro i do think the workout room it self is valid use of money,  promoting workers to  exerise to keep future health costs down, makes good long term business sense.

thro they could of 100% of never used all mirror, or went out and got  cheapest mirrors possible.

but thats govt planing department, even lottery spending department  for you, give them money to spend, and  boy will they spend it all if not go over budget rofl.

i really think getting rid of exerise room is  mistake.      news should be shamed of them selfs for promoting people being lazy and fat slobs

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    Posted: October 10, 2011, 8:58 pm - IP Logged

    Yet another unnecessary "news" story.  The new purchases shown in this video were reasonable for their employees and business meeting employees and guests -- over at least a 15 year business use plan. Certainly, they all appear to be fixtures and furnishings that will last 15+ years (and are probably all warrantied as such). It looked similar to the way most modern offices have been furnished and decorated during the past 10 years, in regards to my extensive office visiting experiences.

    This state's lottery headquarters purchasing department office may have been over charged, up to 25%, for the chairs and the massive work-share table, with several power, phone, and Internet outlets (due to improper price deduction negotiations, but not too bad as they are sturdy and will last for 15+ years).  I think that the employees exercise and strength training equipment should be kept and half of the mirrors returned (if those were expensive; don't return if not though).  The lottery's purchasing department negotiator could call the equipment provider and inform them that they would like them to include a free 10 year maintenance, with free replacement and installation for breaks, contract for each piece of purchased equipment.

    The way to make the building's ownership pay for itself is to indeed do what was stated at the end of this report.  Rent out all of the space that isn't used by the lottery staff immediately ... and for the places that will be used by the lottery that haven't been furnished, be VERY careful with the amounts paid for furnishings and fixtures!!

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      Posted: October 13, 2011, 12:53 am - IP Logged

      Slip of the tongue? 

      "Well, sure. I think I would. We're here today to say we're gonna fix," said Densborn.

      Ummm, they always SHOULD use other language but they never seem to understand English well after running a Lottery? Add this to the list of most curious answers by Lottery Directors in Public:

      1. NYS Lottery Director Jeff Perlee (Who was fired by George Pataki and went to Illinois Lottery shortly after this comment)...when asked when Triples might play after being out almost a year: "Play more." 

      2. California Lottery Director when asked by the legislature why the fast keno game could break the bank: "We do certain things to make sure that can't happen."

      Now Indiana joins!


      Hoos-ya daddy?!?! lolol


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        rdgrnr's avatar - walt
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        Posted: October 13, 2011, 11:16 am - IP Logged

        Slip of the tongue? 

        "Well, sure. I think I would. We're here today to say we're gonna fix," said Densborn.

        Ummm, they always SHOULD use other language but they never seem to understand English well after running a Lottery? Add this to the list of most curious answers by Lottery Directors in Public:

        1. NYS Lottery Director Jeff Perlee (Who was fired by George Pataki and went to Illinois Lottery shortly after this comment)...when asked when Triples might play after being out almost a year: "Play more." 

        2. California Lottery Director when asked by the legislature why the fast keno game could break the bank: "We do certain things to make sure that can't happen."

        Now Indiana joins!


        Hoos-ya daddy?!?! lolol


        There's an old saying that is largely true which I've added to a little bit at the end:

        Those who can do the job - do it.

        Those who can't do the job - teach it  (or get a job with a government agency).


                                                     
                             
                                                 

         

         

         

         

                                                                                                           

        "The only thing necessary for evil to triumph is for good men to do nothing"

                                                                                                    --Edmund Burke