Here's the difference between being a public employee in New Jersey and one in Pennsylvania.
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04-06-2009, 01:33 AM #1
States Differ On Furloughs For Public Employees"Did you check under the bed?" -- Judge Crater, 1930
04-06-2009, 08:39 AM #2If the union refuses to give back a 3.5 percent pay raise set to go in effect on July 1 and take 14 unpaid furloughs Corzine has said he will lay off 7000 state workers. Meanwhile, across the state border in Pennsylvania Governor Ed Rendell reached an agreement with state workers that could avoid the need for furloughs.
The NJ Union is not accepting an agreement, the PA Union did."This thread is being closed as it is off-topic and not related to the fire industry." - Isn't that what the Off Duty forum was for?
04-06-2009, 08:44 AM #3
Different strokes for different folks. How dare people in the public sector be held to the same standards as those in the provate sector.
Go ahead, fight attempts to save money and your jobs by taking a pay cut. This mentality blows my freaking mind. The morons with the inability to see the forest between the trees would rather you lose your jobs, union membership, and benefits than a few bucks. Losing a couple thousand dollars is better than losing your entire income.
Don't get me wrong, I don't trust useless, politically inbred, scubag, politicians as far as I can throw them, and they have not made enough of the appropriate cuts from budgets before begging and threatening workers to give things up in their negotiated contracts.
These morons in the unions have no problems going for everything not nailed down in the good times while not wanting to give up a single thing in bad times. The morons in state government who negotiate these contracts have no problems spending taxpayer's money without any accountability or cares during good times, then are shocked - utterly shocked I tell you - when the economy tanks and their decisions come back to bite them in the arse."Too many people spend money they haven't earned, to buy things they don't want, to impress people they don't like." Will Rogers
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04-06-2009, 12:42 PM #4
04-06-2009, 01:03 PM #5I am now a past chief and the views, opinions, and comments are mine and mine alone. I do not speak for any department or in any official capacity. Although, they would be smart to listen to me.
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04-06-2009, 05:25 PM #6
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