here's something you haven't seen in the timesdaily: the upcoming budget for the city of Florence, there is a request for a 3% across the board increase in salary for all employees. the council will approve this budget in a few weeks.
i haven't had a raise in years! i wont get one until my company starts growing again. why the heck are city employess any different? is the city now just wallering in so much money that they don't know what do do with it? i have an idea, how about a tax decrease for the working families here?
fact: there is no a single full time city employee that is making less than the equivalent (including benefits) of 30 grand a year. far more than the average pay for this area.
as long as we have 10% unemployment in this area, the city needs to do the right thing and freeze raises for all employees.