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Saint Clair Shores, MI

#1 Mar 27, 2012
I hear rather often the city needs to cut back and watch how they spend money. Why then is a director pay grade monitoring the city face book page and putting calendars together? Surely this is something an administrative assistant could handle at far less pay and cost to residents. Does this position not have enough to do? Lets have the DPW director start changing out water meters and CDI director sealing cracks in the roads, and while were at it have the Parks and Rec Director start cleaning toilets at the parks? We like to pay the big bucks for small, easy tasks in this city, why not have each director do the same thing?
hmmmm

United States

#2 Mar 27, 2012
How big is the communication department?
Sizerher Up

Saint Clair Shores, MI

#3 Mar 27, 2012
hmmmm wrote:
How big is the communication department?
One person I think. Not sure either why a one person department requires a director pay grade. Those duties can be handled by a person making less. Any 22 year old with a college degree in basic advertising could do that job. They should disolve that department and move the duties to under the city manager's office or city clerk adding one staff member at half the pay.$35k savings right there.
not just one

Grosse Pointe, MI

#4 Mar 27, 2012
Sizerher Up wrote:
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One person I think. Not sure either why a one person department requires a director pay grade. Those duties can be handled by a person making less. Any 22 year old with a college degree in basic advertising could do that job. They should disolve that department and move the duties to under the city manager's office or city clerk adding one staff member at half the pay.$35k savings right there.
there is more than one person, watch a CC meeting and you will see mary jane sitting to the left. there is someone in back producing the the meeting, moving cameras mixing audio, and putting up graphics. she also has a part timer or two as well. not huge crew but more than one.
Curious

Roseville, MI

#5 Mar 27, 2012
How much does the communications director really make? Probably not even close to the chiefs or dpw directors salary.
So True

Saint Clair Shores, MI

#6 Mar 27, 2012
Curious wrote:
How much does the communications director really make? Probably not even close to the chiefs or dpw directors salary.

likely right but certainly well paid to answer facebook questions I wonder how much each question answered cost us.
Joe Backus

Roseville, MI

#7 Mar 27, 2012
I have 5 differant colleage degrees and I dont even make half of what Mary Jane makes.
Ralph

Roseville, MI

#8 Mar 28, 2012
Have you even looked at her pay? As a teacher your base pay (which I know you are not in that group) is more than half her pay. I doubt you are Joe Backus.
council spending

Saint Clair Shores, MI

#9 Mar 28, 2012
if you think they are ever going to look at things this way, think again. they just like to scare us about not having money and then don't fix the things that need to be fixed. whom ever started this thread deserves a beer on me because it is soooooo true.
Another Grand Lake person

Northville, MI

#10 Mar 28, 2012
Joe Backus wrote:
I have 5 differant colleage degrees and I dont even make half of what Mary Jane makes.
It would appear that certain people have a hard time getting over an education. Not many accomplishments in their life but an education and fishing on the pier. Tell everyone what you don't eat and drink.
Karen

Saint Clair Shores, MI

#11 Mar 28, 2012
What about the city manager? He makes the really big bucks and what has he brought to the table?

-another level of bureaucracy
Outside

Northville, MI

#12 Mar 28, 2012
Karen wrote:
What about the city manager? He makes the really big bucks and what has he brought to the table?
-another level of bureaucracy
About as much as you have Karen.
Karen

Saint Clair Shores, MI

#13 Mar 28, 2012
Outside wrote:
<quoted text>About as much as you have Karen.
I don't get a paycheck from the city, so I shouldn't be expected to bring anyhting to the table! You do a good job at proving other people's points.
Wrong Way

Saint Clair Shores, MI

#14 Mar 29, 2012
take a close look a the city manager they chose and you wonder why we have people getting paid big bucks to do small tasks.
not just one

Grosse Pointe, MI

#15 Mar 29, 2012
the people you speak of were there before ben was hired. blame the former city manager.
Take your pick

Farmington, MI

#16 Mar 29, 2012
not just one wrote:
the people you speak of were there before ben was hired. blame the former city manager.
Ken Podolski or Mark Wollenweber?
Fractured

Saint Clair Shores, MI

#17 Mar 29, 2012
not just one wrote:
the people you speak of were there before ben was hired. blame the former city manager.
Always someone's elses fault.
not just one

Grosse Pointe, MI

#18 Mar 29, 2012
Fractured wrote:
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Always someone's elses fault.
yea you are right. probably both. exactly who has been a new hire since ben took over?
Be the hero

Auburn Hills, MI

#19 Mar 29, 2012
Go to a council meeting and address this issue please.
Rethinking

Saint Clair Shores, MI

#20 Mar 29, 2012
Time to restructure and phase out some of these over paid people. Council and the city manager have the power to do what is needed to balance the budget.

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