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Old 12-17-2009, 08:30 AM
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Robbinsville sets layoffs, pay decreases, furloughs | New Jersey Real-Time News - - NJ.com

You never like to hear about people losing their jobs, but a correction needs to take place in our local and state government. Our elected officials have created an unsustainable system and are finally realizing it won't work anymore. The propped up housing market in NJ is going to crack soon as taxes are still at an all time high and jobs are being lost left and right.

Bergen county is NEXT!
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Old 12-17-2009, 11:53 AM
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Union jobs. Im sure they all have millions in the bank to get them by.
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Old 12-18-2009, 11:48 AM
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If the money's not there, it's not there.

There's really nothing anybody can do to change those fundamental rules of math and economics.

I've ducked, bobbed and weaved through so many downsizings that you just accept them as a way of work-life and work on keeping your skills fresh and your eyes and ears open for opportunities.
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Old 12-18-2009, 01:44 PM
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There's a couple of troubling things coming out of this story...first, there aren't any other towns in Mercer County that are doing this. Why Robbinsville, especially considering it is thought of by many as an "up & coming" town? Believe me, as a resident I'm happy to see what seems to be "fiscal responsibility", but it is a bit of a head scratcher.

Second, the mayor gave pretty significant raises just a couple of months ago--the story is no longer available online, but below is the text. In short, chief of police got a 2.5% raise to $123K, Dir. of Public Works got a 9.5% raise to $92k, CFO got a 9.2% raise to $83k, municipal clerk got a 2.5% raise to $81k. Those are some pretty hefty raises and some pretty hefty salaries...:

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