Fraser says that Jones “worked his ass off” in Flint. “He always put in more time than was expected. It was a struggle putting in the effort he did, and it took a toll on him.” McCormick likewise praises Jones’s performance in Detroit. “He did his job here perfectly well,” she says. “I asked the division heads and got nothing but positive feedback from all of them.”
Jones says he isn’t resigning from his Detroit job. And though the union representing sewer department security officers called for his firing, McCormick says that she wants him to stay.
“I’ve learned so much about myself,” Jones says of the experience. “I learned I’m addicted to working.”
[Originally published in March, 2013.]