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Old 02-02-2009, 10:45 PM
 
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Thumbs down Cary sets bad example during tough economic times

Imagine the gall!

Just last month the town of Cary held their annual employee recognition luncheon for about 650 town employees...

The employee of the year received a check for 1000.00

Was this a wise use of taxpayer dollars during these tough economic times?

NEWS RELEASE (http://www.townofcary.org/news/news2008/eoy2008.htm - broken link)


Wednesday was the town’s annual Employee’s luncheon. I greeted (shook hands) with 641 employees according to the Human Resource counter. Once everyone was seated I thanked the town staff for a great year and a job well done and wished them a happy holiday season.Cary Mayor’s Journal Page

 
Old 02-02-2009, 11:54 PM
 
Location: South Beach and DT Raleigh
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Touche!!! Rep points for you!
 
Old 02-03-2009, 03:24 AM
 
Location: SW Durham, NC (27713)
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This is classic. Thanks! I was beginning to think it was only Durham that was 'wasting' our taxpayer money
 
Old 02-03-2009, 05:17 AM
 
Location: Apex, NC
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Originally Posted by fester600 View Post
Speaking of which, this reminds me of the $10 million dollars that Cary is going to use improving it's sports facilities.

As Charlton Dude so appropriately put it:

Cary is setting a bad example in these times. While many people feel the need to tighten their financial belts, the city, err town continues to waste money.

A nice problem: How to spend $10 million - Local & State - News & Observer (http://www.newsobserver.com/news/story/1388559.html - broken link)
If they're having a hard time spending their "extra" $10M, they can send some to me! I've been out of work since September!
 
Old 02-03-2009, 05:22 AM
 
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Love it!
 
Old 02-03-2009, 05:26 AM
 
Location: Durham, NC
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Perfect - couldn't rep you since I have to spread it around, but what a waste!!!!!
 
Old 02-03-2009, 06:00 AM
 
Location: Charlton, MA
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What are you guys upset over a $1000 SAVINGS BOND or the expense of the Luncheon? They spent $500 to reward their Employee of the Year. Maybe a Luncheon was unecessary, but feeding people food isn't unusual in most companies. When I worked for a lawfirm we were fed once a month. Big deal. Yeah we weren't the size of the Town of Cary, but we also didn't have the income the town has either. These types of things are nice and are good for employees. It makes them feel appreciated.

While it would be nice if the $10 million could be disbursed to the tax payers as a refund $81 isn't going to help anyone very much & since the money is coming from Wake Co. they need approval on how the money is spent.

Cary is a beautiful town with awesome parks and sports facilities. If you want to live somewhere that doesn't invest in these types of things MOVE! I think it's great we have such nice amenities here.
 
Old 02-03-2009, 06:06 AM
 
Location: Western Durham
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...and a Tip of the Hat to bluedevilz
 
Old 02-03-2009, 06:07 AM
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Location: Cary, NC
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What are you guys upset over a $1000 SAVINGS BOND or the expense of the Luncheon? They spent $500 to reward their Employee of the Year. Maybe a Luncheon was unecessary, but feeding people food isn't unusual in most companies. When I worked for a lawfirm we were fed once a month. Big deal. Yeah we weren't the size of the Town of Cary, but we also didn't have the income the town has either. These types of things are nice and are good for employees. It makes them feel appreciated.

While it would be nice if the $10 million could be disbursed to the tax payers as a refund $81 isn't going to help anyone very much & since the money is coming from Wake Co. they need approval on how the money is spent.

Cary is a beautiful town with awesome parks and sports facilities. If you want to live somewhere that doesn't invest in these types of things MOVE! I think it's great we have such nice amenities here.
Kelly,

I know you mean well, but kinda like along a greenway where someone won't clean up after their dog, you have just stepped into a mini-troll to mini-troll tit-for-tat.

I would suggest you just avoid the thread...
 
Old 02-03-2009, 06:14 AM
 
Location: Downtown Raleigh, NC
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Originally Posted by KellyCrash View Post
What are you guys upset over a $1000 SAVINGS BOND or the expense of the Luncheon? They spent $500 to reward their Employee of the Year. Maybe a Luncheon was unecessary, but feeding people food isn't unusual in most companies. When I worked for a lawfirm we were fed once a month. Big deal. Yeah we weren't the size of the Town of Cary, but we also didn't have the income the town has either. These types of things are nice and are good for employees. It makes them feel appreciated.

While it would be nice if the $10 million could be disbursed to the tax payers as a refund $81 isn't going to help anyone very much & since the money is coming from Wake Co. they need approval on how the money is spent.

Cary is a beautiful town with awesome parks and sports facilities. If you want to live somewhere that doesn't invest in these types of things MOVE! I think it's great we have such nice amenities here.
Don't hate on bluedevilz. This thread is in response to the following thread:
Durham Sets Bad Example During Financial Hard Times

By the way, rep points for you bluedevilz! Tit for tat indeed.
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