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Old 07-15-2012, 04:34 PM
 
Location: Everywhere and Nowhere
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Whats the min wage a public employee in ca earns ? I know its not $8.00 a hr. Public employees in ca (local, county & state) are paid decently.
My first job was working as a school district pool lifeguard at the high school I attended. I made $4.65/hour which today would be close to $20. Pretty good for a high school kid.
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Old 07-16-2012, 03:42 PM
 
Location: Yucaipa, California
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My first job was working as a school district pool lifeguard at the high school I attended. I made $4.65/hour which today would be close to $20. Pretty good for a high school kid.
That damn good money (20.00 hr) & too much for a kid just starting out. They should earn 8-10 hr.
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Old 07-16-2012, 03:54 PM
 
Location: AK, CA, FL, WA, AUS
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There is nothing wrong with paying a fair salary to public employees, I think we should, especially police, firemen, and teachers. The problem is with public employee pension plans.
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Old 07-16-2012, 04:41 PM
 
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There is nothing wrong with paying a fair salary to public employees, I think we should, especially police, firemen, and teachers. The problem is with public employee pension plans.
Back in the day, a person could get a job at the local plant fresh out of high school, earn a nice living and support a family with a wife that did not work and have good job security till retirement, be able to put 2 to 3 kids through college and have a nice house on top of it and have a pension to boot. I knew of plenty of people like this in the Rust Belt, those days are gone, also knew a few State Troopers who got pensions and retired at 50ish.

Pensions will have to go bye bye just like all the other good'old days things of the past, like the gold retirement watch. Maybe that still can be handed out, cheap gold plated Chinese Rolex knock-off?
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Old 07-16-2012, 05:01 PM
 
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Back in the day, a person could get a job at the local plant fresh out of high school, earn a nice living and support a family with a wife that did not work and have good job security till retirement, be able to put 2 to 3 kids through college and have a nice house on top of it and have a pension to boot. I knew of plenty of people like this in the Rust Belt, those days are gone, also knew a few State Troopers who got pensions and retired at 50ish.

Pensions will have to go bye bye just like all the other good'old days things of the past, like the gold retirement watch. Maybe that still can be handed out, cheap gold plated Chinese Rolex knock-off?
The pension is the problem.

Workers in any other industry fund their own. Public workers get their funded to a great extent by the public and that is way out of balance. Everyone should be on Social Security included elected officials and fund the balance needed out of their own pocket. Now what we have is Unions funded by public pay rolls, buying the candidate of their choice, and the public is just the goose laying the eggs. The goose is currently bleeding to death.
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Old 07-16-2012, 05:54 PM
 
Location: Yucaipa, California
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There is nothing wrong with paying a fair salary to public employees, I think we should, especially police, firemen, and teachers. The problem is with public employee pension plans.
They get more then a fair amount & alot of them are useless. I dont put public employees on a pedestal like many do esp in yucaipa. Say one negative thing about any of them & all hell breaks loose. I know this from experience.

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Old 07-16-2012, 06:14 PM
 
Location: West Coast Wanderer
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Back in the day, a person could get a job at the local plant fresh out of high school, earn a nice living and support a family with a wife that did not work and have good job security till retirement, be able to put 2 to 3 kids through college and have a nice house on top of it and have a pension to boot. I knew of plenty of people like this in the Rust Belt, those days are gone, also knew a few State Troopers who got pensions and retired at 50ish.

Pensions will have to go bye bye just like all the other good'old days things of the past, like the gold retirement watch. Maybe that still can be handed out, cheap gold plated Chinese Rolex knock-off?
^this
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Old 07-16-2012, 07:53 PM
 
Location: SW MO Aux Arcs
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The pension is the problem.

Workers in any other industry fund their own. Public workers get their funded to a great extent by the public and that is way out of balance. Everyone should be on Social Security included elected officials and fund the balance needed out of their own pocket. Now what we have is Unions funded by public pay rolls, buying the candidate of their choice, and the public is just the goose laying the eggs. The goose is currently bleeding to death.
Lifting my snout from the public trough long enogh to thank all y'all!
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Old 07-16-2012, 08:39 PM
 
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Lifting my snout from the public trough long enogh to thank all y'all!
What did Null call you a pig too???
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Old 07-16-2012, 09:48 PM
 
Location: SW MO Aux Arcs
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What did Null call you a pig too???
Might have, especially as I misspelled "enough". But don't need anyone else's opinion. Worked hard for what relatively little I receive and make no apologies. Keepin' bad people off the street was thanks enough.
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