Posts Tagged ‘salary’

Are People Overpaid???

March 27, 2013

Sometimes I am just AMAZED at how people, in California, that have some authority are so STUPID!!!  This is absolutely what is wrong in America today.

Here is an article from SFGate.com:

“Alameda County rewards boss: $400k…for life”

And here is the opening of the article:

“Alameda County supervisors have really taken to heart the adage that government should run like a business — rewarding County Administrator Susan Muranishi with the Wall Street-like wage of $423,664 a year.

For the rest of her life.”

For the rest of her life!!!!????  Are you kidding me???  Who “approves” this crap??

Whoever it is, needs to be charged with failure of their fiduciary duty!!  People need to be held accountable!!

She “was” a County Administrator??  She will now “earn” collect more than 2 TIMES the annual compensation of the Governor of the ENTIRE STATE!!!  FOR THE REST OF HER LIFE!!!  Without doing a damn thing!!! 

Are you kidding me???

If this type of thing does not get fixed, California is DEAD, and it may bring down the United States of America.

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.

Salaries across the United States…

February 9, 2011

How much does the President of the United States earn??

The president earns a $400,000 annual salary… since 2001″

Can we all agree that the Office of the President of the United States of America is the most difficult, complex and stressful public position in the United States? 

If there is another public position that you think is more difficult, please let me know.  Let’s discuss it. 

I believe that the President is the hardest.  The President gets paid $400,000 per year.

These next stories make me disgusted.

1)  Eight city works have been charged for taking too large a salary near Los Angeles, CA.  The mayor was being paid $800,000.  The others were making slightly less.

2)  A Wayne Township (Indiana) School Superintendent gets a $1,000,000 retirement package.  That is a township!  It is not even classified as a city.

3) Smithsonian secretary Lawrence M. Small earned $915,568 for one year of work, while he took 10 weeks vacation.  It is a museum!!

These are just the few instances that I know about, I am sure there are more.

Can we write a law that states, very simply:  No one working for any public entity (city, state or federal) may receive more compensation than the President of the United States’ annual salary.  If  an organization receives money from any government in the form of funding, no one working for that organization may receive more compensation than the President of the United States’ annual salary.

The second sentence is meant to cover organizations such as Planned Parent hood (received $300,000,000 from the feds, ceo earned $1,000,000).  Also, I may need to add that you if you work for more than one entity, your total compensation from public organizations may not be more than the Presidents.  That is it.  No grey areas.  If you work for the public, you will NOT earn more than the President, whose job is more demanding than yours.