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Old 05-18-2015, 10:27 AM
 
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City pays so little, how do they expect people to live here. I've looked up jobs for my position in the city and they're paying 30-50% below market rate. I'm sure the pension may make up for that but who knows if you can stay around to get that when I can make the 50% more in private companies and be way ahead. The salaries they pay barely supports a family of 3.
You're probably too skilled and over qualified for that job. I recall that you're in tech. In city tech jobs almost all the complex work is done by outside consultants. The stuff left to in-house staff amounts to merely tech savvy operations no matter the job description which explains part of the big difference in salary.
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Old 05-18-2015, 10:31 AM
 
Location: Bronx, NY
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There are well paid jobs in gov within NY. You usually gotta come in and work your way up though from a lower pay grade.

Occasionally depending on agency they will hire outside of civil service process and those often pay well. Not the same level of job security though.
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Old 05-19-2015, 03:29 PM
 
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FYI --city employees in Tier 6 don't get any pension other than 3% skimmed off every paycheck of the already paltry salary.
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Old 05-20-2015, 11:30 AM
 
Location: Brooklyn, New York
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You're probably too skilled and over qualified for that job. I recall that you're in tech. In city tech jobs almost all the complex work is done by outside consultants. The stuff left to in-house staff amounts to merely tech savvy operations no matter the job description which explains part of the big difference in salary.
Thats not exactly true. While the city does outsource some stuff, a lot of coding for city applications is done in-house. While they definitely get paid less than some tech start up company employees, the people who actually write software do get paid six figures. Additionally, those contractors you are talking about hire the people who work for the city when they are looking...and the feds hire from the same pool. Quite a few people went over to the DoD and Dept of Homeland security from here. It all comes down to your personal preference. A lot of people prefer working 35 hour weeks + paid vacation making 110k for the city, than work 55-60 hour weeks in private sector making 150k.

Source: I work for IT department for the city.

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