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Old 01-23-2009, 01:16 PM
 
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How about illegal aliens? They waste taxpayer money on Long Island.

Later Karl.

Come on over...we're beating the crap out of each other over this in the
"Bad Towns" thread...woo hoo! Bring yer boxing gloves!

 
Old 01-23-2009, 02:47 PM
 
Location: Inis Fada
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I'm in my 30's and so many of the kids I grew up with on Long Island are now teachers on Long Island. Many of them started out going to college for something else but then switched to teaching (an old friend started out going to school for art, he was never the athletic type and yet now he's a phys ed teacher at our old junior high). So it's hard to tell which of them are teaching because they really enjoy it and which of them are teaching because they know it's a good way to afford staying on the island.
My father = retired NYPD years ago
My father's neighbor = retired NYC teacher with homes on LI & New England

My father = couldn't afford to live on his pension on LI, moved south
My father's neighbor = sold her house on LI and moved to a nicer area in Westchester to be closer to her children, while retaining her 2nd home in NE.

Her years of education, advanced degrees and length of service to NYC schools was certainly advantageous in the long run. Not everyone is cut out to be college material. My father was in a non civil service position and left it to join the NYPD in the turbulent 60's -- knowing that he would have some benefits and a pension to care for his family. Back then it certainly wasn't a KACHING thing. For NYPD it still isn't.
 
Old 01-23-2009, 02:55 PM
 
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My father = retired NYPD years ago
My father's neighbor = retired NYC teacher with homes on LI & New England

My father = couldn't afford to live on his pension on LI, moved south
My father's neighbor = sold her house on LI and moved to a nicer area in Westchester to be closer to her children, while retaining her 2nd home in NE.

Her years of education, advanced degrees and length of service to NYC schools was certainly advantageous in the long run. Not everyone is cut out to be college material. My father was in a non civil service position and left it to join the NYPD in the turbulent 60's -- knowing that he would have some benefits and a pension to care for his family. Back then it certainly wasn't a KACHING thing. For NYPD it still isn't.
No NYC teacher retiring these days is going to be in that position unless hubby/wifey is making much more in whatever field they are in. Maybe many moons ago that was the case. Until just recently, NYPD has always been underpaid relative to the risk that many of them deal with...of course there are some precincts and divisions of NYPD where there is little risk, while in some precincts you might as well be in Iraq. I think cops in high crime precincts should be paid more, perhaps.
 
Old 01-23-2009, 03:28 PM
 
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This was an interesting thread, but because some posters were so demeaning and insulting toward others it has been closed for review by the mods.
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