JEA advertised on LinkedIn and stated, “If you’re looking for a rewarding career with a team that values growth, excellent benefits and training, check out JEA. We are always looking for candidates with a variety of skills and backgrounds.”
I decided to take a look at the link and see what jobs were available. I found it interesting the JEA Board recently stated they may need to layoff people and possibly sell the utility. It was strange to see a job posting with that information out there.
And then when I hit the link, there was nothing to see. The link was the famous 404!
For those not familiar with the famous 404, here’s the definition:
404 Not Found Error means that the webpage you were trying to reach could not be found on the server. It is a Client-side Error which means that either the page has been removed or moved and the URL was not changed accordingly.
We can only imagine that someone put that link up because jobs needed to be filled. We can also only imagine that maybe the optics of advertising for a “failing” utility as noted by the Board was not good? Maybe someone was told to take the link down? Maybe there are jobs available after all? Maybe it’s just a computer glitch?
Who knows? Nowadays everything seems a little sinister and we can’t help but think that way. There is such a lack of transparency and the consequences of that “lack” is a “lack of trust in leadership.”
We appreciate all the JEA workers who right now are working to keep the lights on, the water running and the sewers working. It’s not easy work and in a lot of cases, it is extremely dangerous.
In the days ahead we will be counting on these dedicated workers to do their job, do it fast and do it well.
Let’s take the next few days to pray for their well-being and thank them if they show up in your neighborhood to reconnect electrical wires.
A pat on the back goes a long way and a Thank You for a job well done will keep them going during these tough weeks ahead.