A lousy $6.55/hour....before taxes
A lousy $6.55/hour....before taxes
How old are you?
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same in NY budget cut.
Eh . . . I hope you don't have a family to support. That would suck. Fact is however that the population most affected by this is the young pimple nosed teenies, who Arnold can afford to piss off.
Hmmm....no response from the union. I'd think they were prepared for this.
Edit: Just saw your response, SolidSqual. No, I am still single (but engaged). However, I have bills to pay and a mother to support. Does anyone want to see this puppy starve?
Last edited by Danny Tse; 07-31-2008 at 03:04 PM.
I refuse to argue with idiots, because people can't tell the DIFFERENCE!
That Dog is awesome! I have never seen a dog that looks so much like a stuffed animal. I will pay to feed the dog!
Sell the southern half of the state to Mexico. Budget problem solved!
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I'm really sorry to hear that. Its really quite strange, from one angle. Yes, I realize we have been having major budget problems for the past 7 years here in California (tuition at the UC schools was going up 20% annually for a few years and still is climbing), but you would think that in a state with a higher cost of living than most they would strive to keep pay above the federal level.
Last edited by Norm Apter; 07-31-2008 at 03:10 PM.
"But administration officials, who asked to remain anonymous, said that about 200,000 of the state's 245,000 workers, both hourly and salaried, will see their pay trimmed back to the federal minimum wage of $6.55 an hour, saving the state up to $1.2 billion a month. Dropping the temporary and short-time workers will save an additional $28.5 million each month."
That's all? Just 200,000 people in all of CA? Drop in the bucket. Not good news but better than losing your job.
Has there been any talk of a walk out or strike? That's ridiculous! My condolences to you.
How is minimum wage better than getting laid off?
Any other job you go to will pay at least as well or better.
Time to move on.
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In the article it says you'll be reimbursed for your full salaries after a budget deal is reached. He's using the government as his leverage tool in getting the deal done by creating a group of people who will scream like hell at the people holding up the budget.
Makes sense, and while it's temporary suckage or you guys, it's nice a politician is aiming it at the public sector for once.
Any insight into what incurred the state deficit? Was it tied to the huge energy debacle back in the 1990s???
Seen this done a couple times with the FEDS, always got paid in the end, once I got to sit at home for about two weeks while the parties fired spin shots at each other.
They forgot he's the Terminator.
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The general concensus on the budget deficit comes down to overspending by the government. It's not due to not having enough tax revenues.
Danny, what is it that you do for the government? Would this job pay better in the private sector? Maybe it's time to move on.
Forget about comparing our pay to those in private sector. Let's just say I can almost qualify as "low income" for City of San Francisco programs.
Last edited by Danny Tse; 07-31-2008 at 03:55 PM.
I'm thinking food stamps.Let's just say I can almost qualify as "low income" for City of San Francisco programs.
A part time job at MickyDs would double your income. ;) Just a thought.
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that blows.... i would start selling crack ..
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