If he asks you to drain his catheter for him three times a day (and you are not a nurse or healthcare professional), your boss is a scrub:
When Patricia Medlin saw John Leopold standing in her doorway, she knew what that meant: time to empty her boss’s urine bag.
At the misconduct trial of Anne Arundel County Executive John Leopold on Friday, his former scheduler Patricia Medlin, 63, described her thrice-daily chore of draining Leopold’s catheter for nearly a year.
If he asks you to make sure he never schedules sexual encounters with both of his mistresses on the same day, your boss is a scrub.
After back surgery, he allegedly had protection officers prevent his live-in girlfriend and his mistress from running into each other at the hospital, at a cost to the county of more than $10,000 in overtime pay.
If he asks you to drive him to a parking lot so he can have sex with one of those mistresses, your boss is a scrub:
Leopold, who won a second term in 2010, is also accused of having members of his security detail ferry him to parking-lot sexual encounters with a county employee.
If he is being indicted for professional misconduct, misappropriation of funds, and illegal campaign tactics, your boss is a scrub:
He addressed Leopold’s alleged vandalism of an opponent’s campaign signs by saying it was legal to remove signs from public right of ways. He tried to justify the use of protection officers to put up signs by saying “Welcome Maryland” signs bearing the governor’s name are taxpayer-supported political signs intended to promote the official, and not so different than Leopold using officers and staff to put up campaign posters.
If this ever happens to you, your boss is a scrub:
After he was discharged, Leopold told Medlin he would need help with his catheter. Medlin testified that she felt she could not object for fear of being branded disloyal and losing her job.
“You don’t tell him, ‘no,’ ” she said.
Once Leopold summoned her, she would follow him into a bathroom where he kept an empty green coffee can under the sink.
“I would get on my hands and knees,” she said, crying as she described emptying the bag into the coffee can and dumping the contents of the can into a toilet.
Medlin spoke up in January 2011, after seeing him bend down and tie his shoelace.
“[I] knew he could change his own catheter,” she said.
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