Highway Chief's Raise

Highway Chief's Raise

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graft dodger

Whitesboro, NY

#1 Dec 10, 2013
Let's vote this guy a raise. He hasn't had a raise in 6 years. He is only making 60 grand a year, a 5 grand raise isn't asking too much is it?
Oh he also makes 17 grand as a sewer super....don't ask me what that job entails. Oh, and he drives bus for 5 grand during his lunch hour even though it is a two hour route. Oh, and he earns 2.4 grand as town trustee.
And now the kicker, he collects 74.6 grand a year in a NYS pension!!!! Let's give him a raise lest he quits and avails the job to some poor slob trying to raise a family.
State worker

Utica, NY

#2 Dec 10, 2013
WA
graft dodger

Whitesboro, NY

#3 Dec 11, 2013
Maybe I was wrong, maybe he is a bargain.
My Two Cents

Utica, NY

#4 Dec 11, 2013
graft dodger wrote:
Let's vote this guy a raise. He hasn't had a raise in 6 years. He is only making 60 grand a year, a 5 grand raise isn't asking too much is it?
Oh he also makes 17 grand as a sewer super....don't ask me what that job entails. Oh, and he drives bus for 5 grand during his lunch hour even though it is a two hour route. Oh, and he earns 2.4 grand as town trustee.
And now the kicker, he collects 74.6 grand a year in a NYS pension!!!! Let's give him a raise lest he quits and avails the job to some poor slob trying to raise a family.
Me thinks you are in error regarding his NYS pension. Retired state workers only receive 1/2 their final average salary, which means he would have been earning nearly $150,000.00 a year. What did he do that he earned so much?
Yes

Massena, NY

#5 Dec 11, 2013
The article did say that he was getting more than $6000 per month in State pension...
For sure

Massena, NY

#6 Dec 11, 2013
After 30 years of service it could be 3/4 of salary!
Phoney Baloney

Utica, NY

#7 Dec 11, 2013
The guy isn't worth $6,000 a year.
Johnny Roast Beef

Syracuse, NY

#8 Dec 11, 2013
Just another example of why NYS needs a total overhaul on their pension system. They still haven't changed the law that says cops & firefighters can work loads of OT to paid their final pension payouts. Former UPD chief Al Pylman drew $105K/year as chief and a waiver was filed to allow him to collect his $78K/year state pension.
Moot point

Massena, NY

#9 Dec 11, 2013
Got his $5000 raise anyway!!
i know

Rome, NY

#10 Dec 12, 2013
keep up the good work you local politicians.You really know how to pay back your cronies with our taxpayer money. The pension is one thing but whats all the other jobs all about. ,he is just the tip of the iceberg. If you could check into others who draw pensions and have waivers or other part time gov jobs you would pack up and leave this area in disgust.
Barbara Waw Waw

Little Falls, NY

#11 Dec 13, 2013
Talk about double dipping, plus, he can live on his retirement and let some of the unemployed people have one of his jobs. Does he think he is going to take it with him when he dies.
Curious

Utica, NY

#12 Dec 14, 2013
What was his state job ?
Just saying

Carthage, NY

#13 Dec 14, 2013
Hey They all get it. Look at Fairfield highway. He get his pension plus $30,000.00 a year and unlimited health care for life, plus use of a pickup truck.Only in New York.

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