Posts Tagged ‘overpaid’

Is there HOPE????? From OVERpaid people…

February 28, 2014

What is this????  IS California beginning to WAKE UP????

Finally!!!!!  I am seeing signs that people are starting to notice the THIEVES, SNAKE OIL SALESMEN and SWINDLERS that are among us!!!

I love this story from The Blaze:

Residents Explode on Superintendent, School Board During Emergency Meeting: ‘This Is Crazy!’

This “explosion” of energy is concerning the same subject as this post of mine from a month ago.

The people being fleeced are finally demanding that the superintendent and the Board that gave him the money resign.

“I propose that there be a special recall election of this whole damn board, and a criminal investigation into the board for breach of fiduciary responsibility,” one man yelled during the emergency meeting held Tuesday.

I second the motion….THROW ALL OF THESE CHARLATANS IN JAIL….send an UNMISTAKABLE MESSAGE that these shenanigans will NO LONGER BE TOLERATED!!!  No I can only hope that these people do not lose focus and force the changes that are needed.

 

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Are People Overpaid??

February 20, 2013

I love California……because it is the gift that keeps on giving.  In the past I have written many posts about some people’s pay, you can find some of them here, here, here, here, here, and here.  If you want more, search through my archives, there are more.

Today I read this article from the San Francisco Chronicle:

752 City Workers Paid More Than the Governor

If you don’t want to read the article, the Headline pretty much says it all.  The Governor of California is in charge of the ENTIRE STATE of California, the most you can be responsible for if you are a “CITY of San Francisco ‘worker'” is the CIty of San Francisco!!!  Can we all agree that the Governor has MORE RESPONSIBILITIES???

Governor Jerry Brown earns a salary of $173,987 per year. as an aside, considering the state of CAlifornia and it’s finances, this may be WAY TOO MUCH, considering he is in charge.  Does anyone feel that a city worker on San Francisco deserves to earn more than the Governor??

Does anyone think that it is ironic, that most of my “Overpaid” subjects come from California, New York, and Illinois…..the states with the WORST FINANCIAL SITUATIONS??

Does anyone want to wager whether these “workers” belong to a union??

The people that set these salaries need to be FIRED!!!

Are People Overpaid???

September 24, 2012

I have written many times on this subject, here is a link that contains many , but not all, links to other articles.

For this post lets revisit New York.  How much do you think a Janitor should be paid??  First, I do not want to disparage any Janitors (not mentioned in this post).  I would like to point out that NO form of Higher Education (and probably any education) is required, you probably do not need to speak english, you do not need to know much math, you do not have to use a computer, you do not have to write anything besides your initials and a date, etc.

From the New York Post:

“Top 20 school scrubbers pull in 140G-plus

$140,000+ to CLEAN UP a school!!!  Are you kidding me??  I used to do Janitorial work, it was one of my first jobs.  I can do that.  Please hire me, I’ll do it for $100,000!!!

As The Post reported yesterday, suspected crooked custodian Trifon Radef counts himself among the rich elite, making more than $170,000 a year. Radef is under investigation for allegedly using city workers to renovate nine of the 10 properties he owns in Queens, officials say.

But Radef wasn’t even the highest-earning “custodial engineer.”

That honor went to Queens janitor Kevin Fitzgerald, who pulled in a whopping $181,643 at PS 229 in Woodside — thanks to the supplementary work he performed at two other Queens schools, records show.

Radef and Fitzgerald were among six custodians who took home more than $150,000 last year — and among the 20 who hauled in more than $140,000, the records show.”

STOP the Madness!!!  And Kevin Fitzgerald is NOT under any investigation!!!???

Are People Overpaid??

August 29, 2012

Here we go again…

Last time I wrote on this subject I did not include links to my previous posts.  Apparently, that struck a nerve.  So, the posts are here, here, here, here, here, and here.

Previously, I linked to a story about Bell, CA.  I did not mention much about the article at the time, but for this post I want to revisit Bell, CA, as I have a new update on the situation.  First the story:

“Eight current and former Bell officials were arrested, including former City Manager Robert Rizzo, 56, whose nearly $800,000 salary ignited a furor over public pay and pensions across California.”

OK.  Got it.  Currently, they have been charged and are awaiting trial.  What could be new you ask??  Well, now Eric Eggena, a former city prosecutor and director of general services, who was NOT among the eight facing charges, is suing the city for VACATION DAYS AND SICK DAYS compensation after he was FIRED!!!  How much could that be you ask??

“One of the highest paid officials in Bell, fired at the peak of the corruption investigation that included a search of his house, has sued the city for $837,000, including compensation for 329 unused sick and vacation days.”

329 unused sick and vacation days!!!  If a full year is 200 working days, this is less than 2 years!!!  What was his salary you ask??

“When Eggena went to work for Bell in 2002 he earned $90,000 a year, but his salary nearly tripled over the next eight years, his total compensation swelling to $421,000 annually, putting him in the top tier of city officials nationwide.”

How big is Bell, California you ask??

“At 2.5 square miles (6.5 km2), Bell is number thirteen in the list of the 25 smallest cities in the United States that have a population of at least 25,000″

2.5 square miles!!  If it was a perfect square it would be approximately 1.58 miles per side.  If someone wanted to run a marathon, they would have to run around Bell, CA MORE than 4 times!!!  It is on the list of SMALLEST CITIES IN THE UNITED STATES!!!

The President of the United States EARNS $450,000 per year.  This joker was making $421,000!!!  This guy is NOT one of the ones facing charges about their stealing salaries.  Tell this Eggena guy that he will get “his” money when California quits running a deficit and pays down it’s debt by half!!

Does ANYONE wonder why cities, counties or states are going BANKRUPT??

Are people OVERPAID??

August 15, 2012

I have many posts on this subject, they are here, here, here, and here.

If anyone has a question as to why California cities are going bankrupt, they just need to look at how much people who work for the local city, the county or the state are paid.  For instance, from an article in the Daily Caller:

“…for just 10 Hermosa Beach state employees, taxpayers are paying more than $1 million in bloated salaries, health, and retirement benefits…”

WOW!!!  10 employees…..more than $1 MILLION….wait…..thats more than $100,000 per year!!!  Well, I’m sure that their jobs are very demanding and require a lot of specialized knowledge.  Right??  Let’s look at the job posting for these 10 “employees”:

“You have to be able to drive a standard transmission; you have to able to handle large animals; you have to read and interpret statutes and regulations; and you have a high school diploma or equivalent.”

A high school diploma???  That’s it???  I can do that.  Well, I’m sure that Hermosa Beach is HUGE and they are responsible for a lot.  Right??

“…for the 1.3-square-mile beach city southwest of downtown Los Angeles…”

1.3 square MILES!!!  That is 27,878,400 square feet.  If they divide that up equally….that is almost 3,000,000 square feet each person is responsible for.  I can do that.  Don’t they have houses that big in Los Angeles??

Well what is the job, maybe they are guarding the gold in the local mint?

There are 10 parking enforcement employees for the 1.3-square-mile beach city southwest of downtown Los Angeles, and they pull down some disproportionate compensation, considering their job functions. In fact, the two highest-earning employees for fiscal year 2011-12 are estimated to have made more than $92,000 and $93,000, respectively, according to city documents provided by Patrick “Kit” Bobko, one of five council members.”

Parking Enforcement Employees???  Meter Maids!!  Hermosa Beach is paying almost $100,000 per year in salary to people who write PARKING TICKETS!!!

Are you kidding me???  NO ONE should be surprised that cities are declaring bankruptcy!!!

Are people OVERPAID, continued…

July 14, 2011

 This is a continuation of articles I have written here, here and here.  For this one, let’s go back to California…

It seems that there is another doctor, working for the corrections department.  I know, I know, you say doctors should be paid highly.  They have all that “training” and “education” and “experience”, AND they SAVE peoples lives.

What if I told you (from FoxNews and the LA Times)….

“Dr. Jeffery Rohlfing, 65, is on mail room duty…”

OR

“A California surgeon at a state prison who has not seen a patient in six years because the state is concerned about his medical skills…”

OR

“If you are ordered to bring somebody back to work, and you can’t trust them with patients, you have to find something for them to do.”

How much does he get paid, you ask??        $235,740 is his base salary.

Are you mad YET???  This “doctor” that does NO doctoring makes more than the Governor of California!!!  Not only that, but I would be willing to wager there are MANY unemployed people that could do the job he IS doing for 25% of the cost!!

 

As I have said before, This is the CRAP that has to STOP!!  I think Donald Trump says it best…..”You’re FIRED!!”

IF the state cannot remove someone that is INCOMPETENT, then the Legislature of that state needs to pass a new law.  Unless, of course they are TOOOOO busy with other MORE important things…

Are people OVERPAID, continued…

July 6, 2011

Previously, I have written about people (in NY, and elsewhere) that are making WAY too much money at the expense of TAXPAYERS.

This time let’s go to California. 

In California, there is a Psychiatrist (from Bloomberg), working for the Corrections Department.  You know JAILS, those places where guilty, convicted CRIMINALS are housed.  This person was the HIGHEST paid state employee in California.

“…paid more than any other state employee in 2010…”

How much was this person, a Doctor, paid, you ask? 

$838,706!!!

Also, in the report it listed the Top Ten State Employee Salaries in California were ALL above $500,000!!  This did NOT include the Governor, who earned a measly $173,987 salary.  Seriously??  Is anyone telling me that a jail psychiatrist’s job is MORE important or MORE difficult or has MORE responsibility then the Governor??

OR, how about some of those “lifeguards”??  In  California, how much can you “earn”, being a lifeguard? From Foxnews:

“two  cleared more than $200,000 in 2010, while the lowest-paid officer made more than $98,000”

You read that correctly.  Two “lifeguards” earned MORE than the governor in 2010!!  AND, I would be willing to bet that these two “lifeguards” did NOT save anyone in 2010, as they were only in charge of training, scheduling and managing the other lifeguards.  You know the hard stuff, like:

“The fulltime guards train more than 200 seasonal lifeguards who make between $16 and $22 an hour, run a junior lifeguard program that brings in $1 million a year and oversee safety on nearly seven miles of sand.”

Oh…..ALMOST 7 WHOLE MILES OF SAND!!!  That makes it different!!

This is the CRAP that has to STOP!!

Let me know what you think.