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Old 03-18-2011, 12:20 AM
 
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Grief and anger swept through Costa Mesa City Hall on Thursday after a city worker jumped to his death shortly after being called in to get a layoff notice.

...The city started handing out pink slips Thursday; around 213 of the city's 472 employees were to have been notified by the end of the day.

The city was facing a $1.4 million budget deficit in the current year and rising pension costs in the near term.
Suicide at Costa Mesa City Hall | city, suicide, mesa - News - The Orange County Register
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Old 03-18-2011, 01:03 AM
 
Location: The Republic of Texas
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The guy was clearly not stable.

He had other issues beside a notice to lose his "I thought it was job security" life.
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Old 03-18-2011, 01:29 AM
 
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Times are tough and the most of the rest of America didn't kill themselves when they were laid off of work.
Seems to suggest some mental/emotional problems with this person.
God rest their soul and help his poor family now having to deal with this.
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Old 03-18-2011, 08:20 AM
 
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Yes, his reaction was extreme, and tragic.

However, this is the important part, and what will be happening all across the U.S. as more and more state and local governments are forced to grapple with public employee costs that are too high:
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The city started handing out pink slips Thursday; around 213 of the city's 472 employees were to have been notified by the end of the day.

The city was facing a $1.4 million budget deficit in the current year and rising pension costs in the near term.
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Old 03-18-2011, 09:24 AM
 
Location: Surprise, Az
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Yes, his reaction was extreme, and tragic.

However, this is the important part, and what will be happening all across the U.S. as more and more state and local governments are forced to grapple with public employee costs that are too high:

Freddie Mac CFO Found Dead of Apparent Suicide



Metra CEO Phil Pagano Commits Suicide



Hard Rock Hotel, Casino CEO Commits Suicide


And what was the reason for the suicides? Can we blame it on the city of Costa Mesa? Was it the pensions?

Your reaching...
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Old 03-18-2011, 10:02 AM
 
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Your reaching...
THIS is not a reach:
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The city started handing out pink slips Thursday; around 213 of the city's 472 employees were to have been notified by the end of the day.

The city was facing a $1.4 million budget deficit in the current year and rising pension costs in the near term
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^ THAT'S what happens when state and local governments run out of money to pay for excessive public employee unions' demands.
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Old 03-18-2011, 10:13 AM
 
Location: North America
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Pretty much proved that Govt employees are susceptible to layoffs.
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Old 03-18-2011, 10:15 AM
 
Location: Fort Worth Texas
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If you commit suicde you are a coward. Shows how enslaved some people our to spending tax dollars
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Old 03-18-2011, 10:19 AM
 
Location: Jewel Lake (Sagle) Idaho
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Sorry, but people get laid off all the time. Why does it matter if it's a public employee or private?
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Old 03-18-2011, 10:31 AM
 
Location: somewhere in the woods
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Sorry, but people get laid off all the time. Why does it matter if it's a public employee or private?

these days it is more likely to be a private employee getting laid off than a public employee.
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