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Monday, June 25, 2018

Trapp Wants Back in Allentown

Northampton County Executive John Brown lost his re-election bid for many reasons. Lamont McClure ran an excellent race. Brown was certainly hurt by the Trump factor. Most county employees (and their families) voted for McClure, too. His unilateral decision to cut benefits made clear that he was intent on balancing the budget on the backs of county employees. Then he hired Amy Trapp as Director of Human Relations. She was toxic. She brought us an $800 popcorn machine, trips to Vegas and New Orleans and lunches at the courthouse on the taxpayer dime. She created her own fiefdom with people she imported from corruption-plagued Allentown. She attempted to force everyone to use biometric punch clocks without consensus. Then there's the "entitled spoiled brat government employees remark," posted on this blog on an account owned by her husband. Let's not forget those $10 and $15 gift cards she purchased with employee money. She was unable to explain what happened to some of them. McClure obviously declined to retain her.

Not long after she left the county, it was my understanding that she found a Human Resources job. I declined to write about it because it was in the private sector. But I learned over the weekend that she is trying to get her old job back in the City of Allentown. Over one year in Allentown, 23 people were fired or forced to retire.

On her Linked-In page, Trapp fails to mention the job she had in the private sector. It either fell through or sheleft after a short period. She describes herself as a "dynamic, professional, experienced human resource professional seeking a new opportunity!"

She's endorsed by Charlie Thiehl. I's sure that will carry great weight with Allentown Mayor Ray O'Connell.

64 comments:

Anonymous said...

Good Lord! Say it ain't so, Shoeless Joe! As an Allentonian I greatly protest that this human scourge be given another chance to destroy the morale of our public servants. She should team up with Brown the Clown and his hand puppet Cathy Allen and form a consulting group. They could call themselves C3. For Caustic, Corrupt Clowns. Oh wait, C3 is already copyrighted by the phonies that Brown hired while in office.

Anonymous said...

She is a terrible person and she has no business working with people. Unprofessional, unethical, and outright rude. She thrives on tearing other women down.

Anonymous said...

Allentown would be lucky to have her. Just look at what a shit show HR has become in Northampton since she left.

Anonymous said...

Please stop attacking this lady. She is a target not only because of her gender but also because she is attractive. It is sad that even other women go after her. Is there a problem with someone wanting to be attractive? If people want to do breast enhancements and vaginal rejuvenation that is their business. Whether they have done it or not shouldn't be a thing they are judged on.

Anonymous said...

Lol you're clearly her, and you definitely don't work for the county.

I've been really happy with hr in the past few months. We're finally offered short term disability coverage and life insurance and this new teladoc thing sounds awesome. Trapp's policy of using time in 1 hour increments has been overturned and employee moral is up.

Anonymous said...

The Anti Christ of Human Resources say NO More

Anonymous said...

Trust me.....morale isn’t up. You may have what you feel are better benefits but good luck when you have a personnel issue. Anyway....leave the woman go. She is no longer with the county. Time to move on to new stories. And if it were a man we were talking about I can guarantee there would be zero comments about their body.

Anonymous said...

I could care less about her boob job nor her overhaul of her VJJ. This person was just evil and mean. She does not belong in HR ever as she has shown and proven. She is more suitable for a line cook or a factory job without management of people

Anonymous said...

Insecure and unethical two words that describe her to a T.

Anonymous said...

Amy Trapp is a bully. The way she spoke to employees was atrocious. She had a very "us vs them" attitude and she berated and spoke down to people.

Anonymous said...

Wait this was the Howard stern looking woman who rides a hoverboard and makes pop corn on the county dime? Omg what a Hot Mess she is. Wish you would write why she is out at her private sector job. Any employer that does a background will think twice.

Anonymous said...

"Trust me..." Is that you, Mr. President?

Anonymous said...

Guess who got you those new benefits you like? This lady everyone is trashing. They were in place before this new administration and had a rollout date of March. She also got better vision coverage and better dental benefits the previous year.

Anonymous said...

According to my sources, she is looking to work for the Allentown School District.

Anonymous said...

Well the ASD will get a down grade if they pick her. Those new benefits had nothing to do with Amy Trapp. She needs to figure out better things to do in the am then be on a blog. Finally, someone should ask her about the changes to the dental benefits that benefitted her families needs. Braces can be expensive!!!!!!!!

Anonymous said...

What purpose does any of your personal bashing serve? You don’t like her? Great, don’t hire her, but who are you to try to stop her from making a living? Who are any of you to judge her body? And why is her body relevant at all?

You think the STD insurance and the life insurance happen overnight? Do you know how long those things need to be in the works?

I know first hand what HR turned into after she left Allentown and would welcome her back.

Anonymous said...

So wait.... Im supposed to be happy she gave me some lube AFTERWARDS? They took away our great benefits and told us it was fair. Failed to give us raises to compensate us for the increase in costs. Gave us laughable gap insurance that has yet to help ANYONE I know. I am still trying to figure out what actually applies to their out of pocket max. Laughed in our faces at negotiations. Offered 0% raises and thought it was fair. This new teledoc thing might be worth it but our old health insurence we lost years ago cost the employee a lot more than you expect. We accepted low wages in return for good benefits. Many counties around us get paid more for the same work. When they took them away it hurt so many of us. We stay because we have a vested interest in our jobs. We stay because we are thankful to even have a job.

My morale has been sky high since shes gone. I am so incredibly happy. Ide be happy if she never ever EVER got a job again dealing with people. She is a mean spirited person that has no right to be anywhere near people. She is a bully the likes of the president. But I guess if the man at the top says its ok then everyone else can do it. I actually contacted an attorney to see if the way she acted towards me was even legal. She skirts the line on all the legally protected classifications and will tear you down in every other way.

I am not sure why anyone would hire her for anything short of backroom stocking.

Anonymous said...

Do you think she personally chose to change your old benefits? Or maybe it was the administration at the time...

And I’m not saying you should be thankful for the lube afterwards, but I’m saying if you’re thankful for the lube, at least thank the person who left it, not the person who just picked it up and is currently using to ram you...

Anonymous said...

If I lived in Allentown I'd warn the school board against hiring her. When the district is sued because of her tactics it will be the taxpayers footing the bill.

Anonymous said...

I see she's a defendant in an employment suit filed in February 2017. Anyone have info?

Anonymous said...

All of the posts defending Von Trapp are either she or her husband. There is no one else who worked with her that would mount such a detailed defence.

Anonymous said...

Phone calls to Allentown School District. We do not need popcorn machine nor the hoverboard in our hallways. This woman is as evil as Cruella DeVille. Anyone who treats people like she does should not work for taxpayer's period.

Bernie O'Hare said...

"She is a target not only because of her gender but also because she is attractive"

She is a target bc she was an unhinged and unstable HR Director who ignored the rules she enforced on everyone else. She drove morale right into the tank.

Bernie O'Hare said...

"All of the posts defending Von Trapp are either she or her husband. There is no one else who worked with her that would mount such a detailed defence."

This is almost certainly true. She hates being taken to task. Oh well.

Anonymous said...

You’re either slow I the uptake or just fine with the misogynistic comments. I don’t like her a bit. But the misogyny you’re permitting is over the top. Wow.

Bernie O'Hare said...

I have deleted a few comments. Readers of this blog should know i will delete vulgar comments, especially those that objectify women. Charlie Thiel is Prez of ASD, and I am sure he will push them to hire her. She does not belong in the public sector. She has a poor view of public sector employees, and that view was betrayed by the comment once posted under her husband's name, using the exact same words that she herself has said to NorCo employees.

Anonymous said...

Hey Bernie-

That infamous popcorn machine was last seen at Johnny Lustig's Hot Dog shop in Bethlehem!

VOR

Bernie O'Hare said...

Lol!

Helene said...

I don't even know her but the sexist comments really disgust me.

Anonymous said...

You lost your license to practice law and you gained one in psychology? You are nothing more than an armchair psychologist and a poor one at that. Although, you should know what unstable and unhinged looks like since you see it in the mirror every day!

Anonymous said...

Bernie went to High School with George Von Trapp !

Anonymous said...

I agree, but it should be noted that the references to her appearance were all made by her "supporters", which is odd.

george schaller said...

Bernie, were is the pic of it in the matching white pleather power skirtsuit Omar made upon itz departure and arrival in NC? I seem to remember me telling you of the carnival circus sideshow it played in, and you seemed to think as the rest of me.
Allentown is in dire need of a human service worker of the most discriminated bunch of humans that are treated less than and like animals. The diversion from Americas needs are allways moved to back of every and anything else.
humanist by design
not a party favor

Anonymous said...

4:57 with the good old "I know you are but what am I" defense I'm dyin!!!

Bernie O'Hare said...

Helene, I agree completely.

Anonymous said...

I don't know if Amy Trapp was the victim of sexism in her time at the county, and I sincerely hope that she wasn't. But I do know that she contributed to and benefited from the sexist culture of the county. She threatened an excellent employee with termination over a minor infraction, denied said employee union rep when she explicitly requested it, and spent the better part of an hour berating her with the goal of making her cry (she's known for this). Then she lied to the union rep when asked about it the next day claiming she never threatened termination and the employee was just oh sooo emotional she must of misunderstood... some women, amirite.

"There's a special place in hell for women who don't help other women." - Madeleine Albright

Anonymous said...

He does seem to have a sick fascination with this woman. 6 mos. away from the county and he can’t let her go. Anybody else picking up on this?

Bernie O'Hare said...

"You’re either slow I the uptake or just fine with the misogynistic comments. I don’t like her a bit. But the misogyny you’re permitting is over the top. Wow."

I am unable to monitor this blog 24/7, especially when I have other matters. If I am unable to remove a vulgar or sexist comment immediately, I will certainly do so when I see it, as I did here.

Bernie O'Hare said...

"He does seem to have a sick fascination with this woman. 6 mos. away from the county and he can’t let her go. Anybody else picking up on this?"

I ignored here when she got hired in the private sector, but will speak out of she applies for a job in the public sector. She does not belong there.

Anonymous said...

More than fair, you reap what you sow.

LVcitizen295 said...

And then there was the rule that you can say whatever you want so long as your hand is on the table?' 🤔

Anonymous said...

Do people remember that our benefits were changed before Amy Trapp entered the picture??? She did not give us the sad gap insurance. She did however get some of our benefits improved (ie the dental coverage). . Also when I’ve had to deal with personnel matters she had my back. And there were union reps present during those meetings. There are many who were very impressed with the level of support HR provided and the changes they attempted to make. Why can’t people try to make a valid argument without attacking someone’s physical appearance? If anyone did that at the County to any of these anonymous commentersI’m sure they’d be calling HR to file a complaint or better yet contacting your lawyers to file a lawsuit. It’s sad that people can’t express their opinions without disgusting comments about a person’s body. And as said above, if this was about a man, there would be no talk about his body.

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Bernie O'Hare said...

7:40, I agree that this should be a gender neutral discussion. I believe the first person who injected gender into this discussion was Trapp (anonymously) or a supporter, who claimed at 4:37 am that the only reason she was being attacked is bc she is attractive. That comment invited the rebukes that followed, and I deleted the vulgar ones.

A person with her view of public employees, and one she expressed to others in NORCO, should never be in charge of an HR department for the public sector.

Bernie O'Hare said...

LVCitizen, if a person fully identifies and outs his or her hand on the table, he or she can say whatever they want.

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Anonymous said...

popcorn!!!!!!!!

Anonymous said...

Amazing how many Republicans the corrupt piles of shit in Alletown and Lehigh County DINOs end up hiring.

Which party fucking won in this county?

Anonymous said...

Amy Trapp made it about her body not us. If SHE hadn't CHOSEN to wear the LOW CUT and TIGHT clothing that she did and told everyone about her surgeries, they wouldn't be talked about. So don't come down on us. SHE created it all because SHE wanted to CONTROL and be the CENTER of ATTRACTION and ATTENTION in all! Brown's downfall was letting her do so. Hope ASD doesn't do the same. Ultimately, the children will be affected.

Anonymous said...

I would not vote for Amy Tramp for anything period! She made her own problems.... so let her slither off with her ego and nasty mouth elsewhere. PS The word is ASD is NOT hiring her as the boss hog does not have the vote due to the uproar on Bernie's blog!

Anonymous said...

When will [people leave this poor young woman alone? She has done nothing to you. This is purely a case of people hating someone attractive. Pure jealousy. Have seen it before and it is ugly.

Anonymous said...

Poor young woman? Really? How do you know what she did or didn't do to me or anyone else? People hate attractive people? Seriously? Just the opposite. We unfairly elevate, celebrate and favor pretty people. You must be living in an alternate universe. It's not Trapp's supposed outer beauty people hate. It's her coyote ugly soul we hate.

Anonymous said...

I feel like 5:38 might be her elderly father... I'm just getting a vibe

Anonymous said...

The green eyed monster sure does rear it’s ugly head on this site. People talk about there being a special place in hell for women who don’t build each other up but here find the courage to tear others down regularly.

Anonymous said...

There are PLENTY of PRETTY WOMEN at Northampton County that are not bashed. Thre is a HUGE difference between them and AMY TRAPP and it is not just her fake boobs. You figure it out if you are smarter than AMY TRAPP.

Anonymous said...

You people make me sick. I worked in HR over 30 yrs. and the one thing I learned is good employees don’t come to HR. Only the bad ones do.

Anonymous said...

Talent and beauty draws jealousy every time.

Anonymous said...

10:10 That's a terrible attitude for someone in hr to have. It's time for you and all who think like you to retire.

Anonymous said...

The last regime was pure evil plain and simple I lived through it for the past four years and I work for the county for the past 18 years

I together with everybody who voted for Mr. McClure are very happy with the progress so far.

However a very strong impetus for voting for him was for a reconsideration of the atrocious health care plan instituted by Brown.

Bernie any future blogs on this topic because believe me it’s on the minds of every county employee

Bernie O'Hare said...

Stay tuned.

Anonymous said...

9:39 am You may be happy with the progress of McClure so far but I KNOW THERE ARE MANY THAT ARE NOT!!! The only thing that we are happy about SO FAR is that Brown, Allen, and Trapp are GONE!

Anonymous said...

Make all the nasty comments you want but that lady has some nice tities!

Anonymous said...

delete

Anonymous said...

If she comes back to Allentown their will be a mass exodus anyone with enough time to retire will leave and those vested and have the time in will freeze pensions and leave I guarantee it this woman was the least popular hr director we ever had and right now the fear is real and we shall see how much longer Ray is our hero for if he brings her back