The other mentality that people have is that no municipal employee should be earning more than minimal wage because their taxes pay for their salaries.Droopy, try and remember that we are dealing with certain people who have never ran a company or any department of any kind but believe they could do the job better. Also dont forget that some of these posters despise municipal workers and constantly degrade them but at the same time proclaim they want to work for the city. Try and figure that mentality out.
For example, I will read a long rant about how this person is bad that person doesn't do their job etc. and they throw peoples names out there with zero facts. Then when I respond 'Well what do you do for work?' The response is 'Who are you coward?? Ask me to my face!!! Is your brother still A cop??? Lmao Are you still sleeping with other mens wives??'. I don't even have a brother and I've never slept with another mans wife.
They believe that all municipal employees are "blue collar" workers. Well that may have been the case 40-70 years ago when these jobs did not require college degrees, experience or extensive formal training.
They refuse to accept the fact that many municipal employees are now "white collar" workers. Even police and firefighters are now earning "white collar" wages because of the mandatory education and training the job requires. These are not "blue collar" wage jobs anymore.
The problem is many residents who are now senior citizens and middle aged have either worked or grew up thru the 60's and 70's and are still living in that era where a municipal employee was suppose to be a low wage job.
Sorry but times have changed just like the private sector.