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Old 10-17-2012, 12:25 PM
 
Location: MMU->ABE->ATL->ASH
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My Guess is the $27/hr is the 'loaded' number Hourly + Benefits .
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Old 10-17-2012, 12:36 PM
 
Location: Kirkwood
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MARTA can outsource as long as the quality of cleanliness doesn't go down. MARTA is very clean now, compared to other HRT systems.
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Old 10-18-2012, 10:25 AM
 
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Let's be very clear here. First of all, concerning the $27/hr misinformation, there is absolutely no represented (Union) job at MARTA the pays that rate of pay. The highest is only about $21.
Secondly, MARTA management has for many years now been extremely heavy on the topside. The combined salary for the 25 AGMs and 4 top seats is well over $30 million a year. The front line employees that are dealing with the everyday customer are making barely $30 thousand. But the logic is to cut their wages, benefits and pension??????

I really hope that this is considered, because the Audit clearly did not mention these facts.
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Old 10-18-2012, 11:05 AM
 
Location: Kirkwood
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Let's be very clear here. First of all, concerning the $27/hr misinformation, there is absolutely no represented (Union) job at MARTA the pays that rate of pay. The highest is only about $21.
Secondly, MARTA management has for many years now been extremely heavy on the topside. The combined salary for the 25 AGMs and 4 top seats is well over $30 million a year. The front line employees that are dealing with the everyday customer are making barely $30 thousand. But the logic is to cut their wages, benefits and pension??????

I really hope that this is considered, because the Audit clearly did not mention these facts.
Trim the fat at the top. The front line employees do a great job.
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Old 10-18-2012, 03:48 PM
 
Location: Atlanta
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Great points.

It always frustrates me to no end that whenever these talks of downsizing, "creating greater efficiencies", and "out of control costs of personnel" occur, rarely is there a conversation on how much cost is there in the senior leadership and whether or not the ratio of executives/managers to employees weighs too large on the side of executives.

Time after time, the corporate media for some strange reason tries to bypass this part of the debate. That's why this privatization debate to me is a muthafreakin' joke that's unworthy of serious attention.

There are waaaay too cards that haven't even been pulled from the deck in this discussion. And as usual the typical city-data conservative blowhards are drooling like wolves at the prospect of seeing their fellow citizens eat some more dogturds...nevermind the reality that the pay & fringe benefits of CEOs, executives, & senior leadership may not in line with "what the market will bear"...whatever the crap that means.

But I digress.

Maybe, just maybe...some of the city data conservatves on here will take what I say to heart, and start focusing on what's wrong with the leadership of MARTA. And maybe look at getting MARTOC to urge MARTA to pare down the excesses of its senior leadership and management rather than punishing the hardworking people at the bottom who are simply trying to survive.

Or maybe...they will simply listen to talk radio/Rush Limbaugh and not give a darn about their fellow Georgians in the 99% like always.

Just gotta love the south sometimes, I tell ya.

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Let's be very clear here. First of all, concerning the $27/hr misinformation, there is absolutely no represented (Union) job at MARTA the pays that rate of pay. The highest is only about $21.
Secondly, MARTA management has for many years now been extremely heavy on the topside. The combined salary for the 25 AGMs and 4 top seats is well over $30 million a year. The front line employees that are dealing with the everyday customer are making barely $30 thousand. But the logic is to cut their wages, benefits and pension??????

I really hope that this is considered, because the Audit clearly did not mention these facts.
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