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Melinda Boone’s Spokesperson Jen Roy Keeps Threatening To Sue Turtleboy

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Last week we showed you what we deal with whenever Worcester Public Schools junior smokeshow spokesperson Jen Roy contacts us on Facebook. Up until this point our beef has never been with her personally or professionally. Rather it was her $50,000 per year position that we argued was not necessary, since Dr. Melinda Boone can clearly speak for herself.

Well our relationship with Jen Roy began a couple months back. A teacher friend of our’s posted a warning on Facebook to other teachers to keep their accounts private because Jen Roy was being tasked with policing the Internet for any signs of dissention in the ranks. I’d never heard of her at the time, so I decided to reach out to her by sending her a friend request and “liking” her business page on Facebook.

That’s when the fun began.

She thought we were going to write a story on this topic (her policing teacher’s Facebook accounts), but we couldn’t because there was nothing to write about. We didn’t have any proof that this was real, and couldn’t get a source to confirm that it was anything but inuendo. Nevertheless, she was freaking out, and I realized right away that something was a little…..off, about Jennifer Roy….

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Apparently now when you like someone’s business page you are “creeping” on them. So I guess the 10.7K people that have liked our page on Facebook are a bunch of creeps. Anyone who thinks it is possilbe to “creep” or “stalk” on Facebook has poo-poo for brains. It’s a word that people use who are too dumb to figure out privacy settings. If I was a real stalker I’d geniuinely be offended by the liberal use of this word. Stalking is a full time job (or so I’m told). You have to hide in bushes, wear disguises, quit your job, and install cameras in bedrooms. And here I am liking a page on Facebook. Yea, that’s about the same level of commitment.

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Ding, ding, ding!!!

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At this point I’m conditioned to hear the “You’re the next contestant on the Price is Right” music every time someone threatens a civil lawsuit. This was the first of many times Jen Roy threatened to sue Turtleboy for contacting her. In a conversation that she not only initiated, but chose to engage in repeatedly, rather than signing offline, refraining form initiating conversation, or blocking us. And this is the person who represents the most disfunctional superintendent in Worcester’s history in the public sphere.

 

Then she threatened to use her position as a local access televion reporter to humiliate Turtleboy:

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I’d love to see what she’d say on television about us. For the 15 people at home watching I’m sure she’d regale them with a story about that one time Turtleboy said he was going to write a story about a public servant contacting him at all hours of the night with allegations of “creeping.”

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The thing about Jen Roy is, when shes says “let’s end the conversation,” usually the conversation is far from over. And more often than not, it will be her that starts it up again.

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No, these are not notes that we confiscated from an image conscious high school sophomore. These are actual words typed on a computer by a person who is paid to improve the image of the Worcester Public Schools to the media. She is literally fretting about what one of the thousands of WPS teachers wrote on Facebook one time.

Anyway, the one time we actually contacted her first was when we were told that she may have written the infamous Lisa Dyer email. Obviously we don’t print stories that cannot be confirmed so we figured we might as well ask her straight up if she did it. After all, even if she denied it, you know she was going to ramble on about something, anything really, which would then give us some more blog material.

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Communications specialist huh? Well, thank God we have one of those instead of a spokesperson. I was under the impression that part of a superintendent’s job was the ability to communicate. But it turns out Melinda Boone needs a “specialist” to take care of that aspect of the job for her. To me it seemed like she was just a person who was paid to regurgitate the things that Dr. Boone didn’t want to face the cameras about. She didn’t agree with this assessment:

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“She gives me her statements and I forward what she says – I don’t give my own statement.” 

Oh. You mean like a mouthpiece. Got it.

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Phew. Here I was thinking her position was a gigantic waste of money. But little did I know that Worcester now has a “quadrant newsletter” overflowing with hot WPS takes. Well, technically speaking they WILL have this newsletter in the future. Probably. Right after the WPS phone app comes out. Can’t wait to download that.

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Redacted!! Redacted!! I wasn’t supposed to mention the app!!! This might be the last you hear from Turtleboy. Any minute now I expect the CIA to break into our headquarters door and bring the Turtleboy staff to Gitmo for some re-education training.

Anyway, we never wrote about Jen Roy up until the other day because quite frankly it wasn’t newsworthy yet. All we had were the ramblings of a possibly unstable woman trying to defend her useless position. That changed once she started calling our stories “wrong.” We told her we intended on writing about it, and rather than asking us not to, she enthusiastically ENCOURAGED us to do it:

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OK. Part of the reason we hadn’t blogged it up until this point was because we felt bad. What she writes to us is embarrassing and we genuinely felt bad exposing it to the world. But apparently she WANTED us to write about it, so we gave her exactly what she TOLD us to do. “Just blog, I can’t wait to read it.” So we did. Within 10 minutes of the blog being up she was freaking out, threatening to sue. And her first move was to instinctively bring up people’s Moms:

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Oh snap!!! I’m-a-call JOE MOMMA!!! Someone paid to be a “communications specialist” is threatening to call local media member’s mothers. That’s what we’re dealing with here. Anyway, she’s been reading a lot of Old Balls and Buffalobruises lately, and she thinks she’s got this “Turtleboy” thing all figured out. So we started telling her that the person she was speaking to was a teacher in Leominster, just because it was fun and games at this point.

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We published that first blog at like 2 in the morning. But yea, I’m sure Jen Roy was being FLOODED with phone calls from people telling us that our story, which was literally a series of screen shots from our conversation, was somehow “wrong.” That’s when the blame game started. Because apparently it was OUR fault for publishing a story that she encouraged us to write more than once. According to her, this “ruined her career.”

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First she tells us to put it up. Then she tells us to take it down. This is definitely stable behavior that we want in a public servant. Definitely.

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If you don’t take this blog down by the time I count to five, I’m going to call my lawyer on you Turtleboy!! I’d actually pay money to see that one play itself out in court. “You’re honor, my client may have told Mr. Turtleboy to blog their public conversation at 2 AM on Facebook, but the burden was on Mr. Turtleboy to realize she was totally just kidding.”

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The thing about Jen Roy conversations I’ve learned, is that it’s never over when she says it’s over. And when all else fails, she threatens to call Joe Momma:

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Ya see that right there? “I feel sexually harassed.” Everything these days is “sexual harassment.” Newsflash – taking screen shots of something you said on a social media site has never been and never will be sexual harrassment. I don’t think you know what that term means. Remember that next time someone says that anyone associated with Turtleboy Sports “sexually harasses women.” This is the kind of “sexual harassment” they are referring to.

 

I don’t know if Jen Roy is a superhuman creature who doesn’t need to sleep, but apparently she didn’t go to bed that night. Despite the fact that we were PTFO (passed the fuck out), she kept rambling on into the early morning, before she called Leominster High School and realized that there is no Mr. Turtleboy on the faculty:

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I would’ve loved to hear that conversation.

Anyway, this whole thing is sad and disturbing. I’m sure Jen Roy is a wonderful person with a heart of gold. But it doens’t mean that, a) her job is necessary, or b) she should be in the field of public relations.

What we have here is a national epidemic that the media is too chicken shit to confront – attractive women get jobs they’re not qualified for simply because they’re attractive. That’s the only thing that makes sense here, since Jen Roy has basically shown us that PR is the LAST thing she should be doing.

This whole conversation was eerily similar to the Britt McHenry story last month. If you recall, the ESPN sideline reporter told the people who towed her car that she was “on TV,” in an attempt to intimidate the lowly employee. Jen Roy did the same thing with us when she said that she would “go on TV with it too.”

The problem is that when you’re a junior smokeshow, people kiss your ass, so you get used to it. Then when they come across a grizzled tow truck employee, or a Turtleboy writer, who doesn’t kiss the ring, they don’t know how to handle it and this happens.

This is nothing more than the latest chapter in the circus that is the Melinda Boone administration. It’s dangersous. It’s dysfunctional. It’s insane. And it needs to end in November.

 

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35 Comment(s)
  • Mari7
    May 7, 2015 at 12:49 pm

    Most upsetting to me is her quick disregard for her income. That she “only” makes 50k and almost agrees with him when he asks her if she didn’t think it was a waste by replying WPS wastes money on lots of other things and her income was small potatoes? ???? Seriously? Aside from her very odd back and forth with the writer – supposedly an expert in the art of public relations/communications constantly communicating with someone who she shld not have even began a conversation with in the first place and did so in such a juvenile manner! The biggest kick in the face to the city is her lack of ability to handle herself in a heated discussion defending the reason for her position (that’s supposed to be her thing!) and how she fills an 8 hour day for the children of the city! You deliver Ms. Boones statements to the press. How often are they made? How long does this take you to do during the week? How does it help our kids? Why can’t Ms. Boone handle that herself? Is this position some kind of favor reminiscent of that whole probation department scandal??? Was this job posted or created just for you? Was this grant able to be used for other purposes?? It’s our right to know!! so FRUSTRATING on so many levels!!!!

  • Taryn
    May 6, 2015 at 7:21 am

    http://online.pubhtml5.com/lkuy/dshf/

    That is the spiffy new quadrant newsletter. *yawn* Perhaps they could ask the 6th graders to edit it for them next time to clean up the horrible writing.

    Apparently the poor thing can’t even get her own title straight, as on the last page, she lists herself as “TV Product/Communications” – a new one entirely!

  • Small Town Internet Lawyer
    May 6, 2015 at 1:00 am

    Dear Mr. Turlte Boy,

    I am representing Ms. Roy in her case against you for posting your conversations after she gave you expressed written permission. it was your due diligence to determine that Ms. Roy was using a joking tone and manner when permission was given to publicize the private, off record, conversation. Because you believed that permission was given in a non satirical sense, Ms. Roy has suffered sleepless night, states that she has recieved hate mail that she has failed to generate for me, and is in danger of losing her rather unecessary job with worcester public schools.

    Please refrain from satirizing my client

    Sincerely,

    Small Town Internet Lawyer

  • Roy Boy
    May 5, 2015 at 7:00 am

    Someone please section this woman and get her the help she needs. She needs to be on serious meds for the multiple personalitys.

  • xayxel
    May 4, 2015 at 9:13 pm

    If someone gets creeped out that easily, I don’t know how they can handle public office work..’

  • COB
    May 4, 2015 at 6:39 pm

    She has boils? Thanks for the heads up, bro!

  • Woo Man Crew
    May 4, 2015 at 5:14 pm

    Was Jen Roy wrong to engage in a meaningless message war with TB? Yes, it was unwise. However, Despite that lack of discretion, it’s rare for me to see a public employee so emotionally passionate about their mission.

    C’mon. Do you see any school admin types so over the top concerned about how their job performance is perceived? She knows who pays her boils and she’s worried about what they think. People- this is a GOOD time thing.

    If every city councillor and school committee member laid awake at night focused like this we have opulent be having any of the unaddressed thuggery issues in schools in the first place (other than an election year that cements their pension andtaxpayer funded health insurance, of course, they sleep like babies the day after Election Day)

    Is there anyone else in Worcester Public Schools working so feverishly as J-Roy?

    I know there are few as easy on the eyes, but I’d be willing to pay extra for that, assuming the worker is doing the job. I don’t think that you can say she isn’t.

    • RJ
      May 4, 2015 at 6:37 pm

      If I’m going into surgery, I don’t want someone who is really enthusiastic about surgery to operate on me. I want someone who is good at it.

      • Woo Too
        May 5, 2015 at 5:15 am

        Raj
        She got me aware of that whole see no evil project by beefing with TUrtle Boy. Her job is to make people aware. I’m betting there are hundred sly other Worcesterites who found out this way as well.

        Mission accomplished.

        • Sam Burnside
          May 6, 2015 at 1:05 pm

          I got a great laugh out of that “see no evil project thing!”

      • Adam
        May 5, 2015 at 7:10 am

        Bingo.

  • JayC
    May 4, 2015 at 4:44 pm

    The irony that someone in the media who was a news reporter doesn’t like when another media source asks some difficult questions. Has she ever asked “hard hitting questions” to a local politican or government official that put them on the hot seat, or was she relegated to the “feel-good” and “fluff-stuff” type reports? Never asked someone questions that might embarrass them? Guess the media types feathers get ruffled when the tables are turned.

  • RSoxGuy
    May 4, 2015 at 3:12 pm

    Wow this chick is just as clueless as as the Charlton girl. ITS SOCIAL MEDIA. ITS OPEN TO ANYONE. THATS THE FUCKING IDEA! People who then view it ar NOT STALKERS and her obvious lie that she feels “creeped out” by it is a desperate attempt at trying to get you to stop.

    JEN, YOU ARE IN COMPLETE CONTROL OF YOUR SHITTY FACEYSPACEPAGE. DISABLE IT! Fucking lying hypocrites.

  • Z
    May 4, 2015 at 3:03 pm

    Can we give this a fuckin rest? I usually enjoy your blogs but I could give two shits about your Facebook beef with some chick that isn’t even good enough for channel 3 news. Give us more blogs that focus on meaningful stories in the Worcester area and less screenshots of some bimbo’s Facebook messages. Thanks.

    • Sam Burnside
      May 6, 2015 at 1:01 pm

      This “bimbo” is the person the Worcester Superintendent of schools has chosen to represent her. That is quite telling about her judgment skills. It’s plenty important.

  • Reppin413
    May 4, 2015 at 2:16 pm

    Her ramblings should serve as a public service announcement not to mix alcohol and pain killers…. FOR THE LOVE OF GOD, this is some of thee worst/best drunk messaging I have seen in years. I can’t figure out which is better, the misspelling, ridiculous rhetoric, or empty threats.

    Keep it up though, it makes ME feel a lot less guilty for finishing up the bottle of wine after putting the kids to bed!

  • Adam
    May 4, 2015 at 2:08 pm

    Classic mid-20s/early 30s upper middle class, over-educated, white woman. She’s been in a protected class for so long, and gotten so much validation on social media because she’s beautiful, that she doesn’t know how to handle criticism. She’s never gotten it before. You can almost hear the hamster wheel spinning in her head. Really, and she will probably read this, she needs to knock off this Facebook non-sense, straighten her shit out, and have a chardonnay in a quiet room.

    • WormtownorBust
      May 4, 2015 at 2:17 pm

      TB needs to ignore her. The hamster will run itself to death.

    • Leo
      May 4, 2015 at 5:51 pm

      I think this chick’s had quite enough chardonnay for the time being.

    • Sam Burnside
      May 6, 2015 at 12:57 pm

      “hamster wheel”…perfect!

    • NessHW
      November 27, 2015 at 4:49 am

      You just unknowingly gave the crazy bitch a compliment that I’m sure she loves. She is in her early 40’s. And no, she isn’t even close to over-educated.

  • GraftonHill
    May 4, 2015 at 1:09 pm

    Interesting to see her use “herro” instead of “hello”…. don’t want to stir shit, but that sounds a little bit like she might have been making fun of Asians, since she didn’t want you to post the convo you can understand why.

    • Reppin413
      May 4, 2015 at 2:18 pm

      Nah… it was booze.

    • Factman
      May 4, 2015 at 2:27 pm

      Calm down PC police

    • Jesús Montalvo
      May 4, 2015 at 4:35 pm

      Obviously it was accidental because look – the r key is right next to the l key – I type herro by accident all the time.
      I bet auto correct did that – replaced hello with herro because herro is too a word.

  • G-Love478
    May 4, 2015 at 12:49 pm

    This chick is certifiably insane!!!!! Bi-polar maybe???

    • WormtownorBust
      May 4, 2015 at 2:31 pm

      Nah. She just been told her whole life that she the snowflakiest of all the special snowflakes. Can’t handle it when someone doesn’t kiss her behind.

      • fattydaddy
        May 4, 2015 at 3:32 pm

        Wormtownorbust That’s the best reply, I’m still laughing ..

    • NessHW
      November 27, 2015 at 4:31 am

      Yes, she is actually..and an alcoholic. That’s what she means by “I’ve been through a couple of things”..

  • COB
    May 4, 2015 at 12:22 pm

    Jenny’s next appearance will be at Sweaty Betty’s this weekend, and I’ll be there front and center, with a fistfull of singles!

    • Factman
      May 4, 2015 at 2:26 pm

      I’ll be sitting next to you with a roll of quarters

  • Ann Bishop
    May 4, 2015 at 12:12 pm

    Hey Turtleboy,

    I love the blog, and I’m thrilled that you’re confronting Worcester’s deadbeats. We’ve needed someone like you for a LONG time.

    xoxo

    (But today you need a proofreader…too many errors for a blog criticizing a professional communicator. And yes…I’m offering.)

    • Leo
      May 4, 2015 at 12:36 pm

      Take this person up on her offer, Turtle. Post the blogs as you write them, but let her fix the typos and update cleaner text when she can.

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