Anyone else get processed or just you? Anyone else hear anything similar? I hope you are telling the truth, otherwise please don't waste anyones time.
'Kiss my royal'
CITY HALL | Budget director asks them to lead by example
September 12, 2008
BY FRAN SPIELMAN City Hall Reporter firstname.lastname@example.org
It's one thing when the Civic Federation demands that aldermen forfeit their cost-of-living pay raise to lead by example during tough times. It's another when the request comes from Mayor Daley's budget director.
Budget director Bennett Johnson has sent a letter informing aldermen of an impending 6.2 percent increase in their annual salary -- from $104,101 to $110,556 -- and asking them to return signed affidavits by Sept. 15 if they're willing to give it up.
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A second enclosed affidavit asks them to take three unpaid furlough days.
"Kiss my royal. Under no circumstances will I give up my pay raise," said Ald. Bernard Stone (50th).
"I gave him three [furlough] days. It cost me $832. The mayor didn't do it. He didn't do it last time, either. Two pay cycles ago, we got a $10,000 raise, and I didn't take it. That's enough money from me."
Noting Chicago has a $420 million deficit that could trigger more than 1,000 layoffs, Ald. Tom Allen (38th) said, "We've got systemic problems that are a lot deeper than a few grand" from a pay raise.
The 2006 ordinance that ties Council salaries to the inflation rate requires aldermen to accept or forfeit the raise by Sept. 15.
Sources said Daley is approaching the budget "in the context of a four-year plan."
He's also looking at "three or four" departmental mergers, consolidation of leases and overtime cutbacks that could eliminate the Fire Department's special events response team.
"We're looking at pulling them out and putting them back on fire trucks" to save up to $1.2 million a year, a top mayoral aide said.
Sources said the layoff figure has not been finalized. Asked if police officers and firefighters would be included, the aide said, "The mayor's priority is public safety. We need to make sure we're adequately staffed at all levels with police and emergency responders. [But] there are a lot of folks in a lot of these agencies who are not first responders."
That sucks....anyone know how many people are on the Fire Departments Special Events team? I can't imagine its enough to eliminate new hires.
man only if you guys had some pull. i am sorry to say i used it and clout still exists in the fine department. if you guys are looking for this to move faster let me know. maybe ill be standing next to you at the fire house. just quit my full time cpa job cuz im starting in jan or feb and can afford a few months off. good luck hahahahaha
Although your annoying, you do make our wait go a little faster. It's kinda amusing. Something else is also amusing like about year from now most of us on this forum will be working for the CFD, in the academy or in processing. You will not. Now thats funny. You will be under another screen name saying this and that while pulling your pud. Keep your posts coming so we can all have a good laugh. Thank you.
what ever happened to ashtray? maybe ashtray is back from the dead and flexit is his new sn, and unitedwestand can we get a rough Estimate of how much running you do in the academy and # of push-ups.
[QUOTE=AlKalineTrio;989383]what ever happened to ashtray? maybe ashtray is back from the dead and flexit is his new snQUOTE]
Thats exactly what I thought.
she told me 8:00am
that's my plan 07:00, bugsy your going to let us tknow when they contact you next, right??
maybe we will do our medical and then all get the same letter for the last part of this game????