Tuesday, December 1, 2009

the 1st at the welfare office

Well today is the day we dread at the Welfare Office, the 1st of the month. But this time it surprised us. Yesterday the 30th was a full moon. The 30th, the last day of the month is the last day a client can turn in any late required forms. So... with our 1 year old new handy dandy electronic scheduling system ( a lobby kiosk ticket machine) we had a new record of 687 people getting tickets simply to turn in documents by 4:30 p.m. That doesn't count all the regular scheduled appts, walk in appts. and people wanting new Food Stamp cards or Medi-Cal cards. I don't think the fire dept will allow 687 people in our lobby. By the way, the wait time after getting a ticket from the kiosk was 2 hrs and 47 minutes before getting served. by 3 p.m. that wait time had extended to 4 hrs and 57 min. Remember, these are your county property and sales taxes at work. Aren't you proud how your San Joaquin County Board of Supervisors are spending all that money?