Monday, October 30, 2006

I Want That Job!

Imagine a job, that pays $1,000 a week, and you don't even have to show up for work or do anything. And the job lasts for 2 years. All you have to do is have a title and be on the payroll. Sounds too good to be true for many people.

Last year, Tim Johnson, president of the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees Local 1659 -- which represents about a quarter of county employees -- was promoted to an administrative assistant position in the Wayne County Clerk's Office that pays $50,000 a year.

Now here is the beautiful part.

Johnson's receipt of the raise was a move by management to co-opt him in negotiations between the county and the union on a new contract, some members said. The previous contract expired two years ago, and negotiations have been dead since

I would have to say that the co-option in negotiations have worked quite well as negotiations have been dead since he took the job -- and then never showed up, even though he collects a salary and has been for two years.

Once again, and quite predictably, organized labor lives down to my very low expectations of them.


Blogger Gayle said...

I don't see how some people can live with themselves, or even look at themselves in the mirror in the morning. Sheesh!

7:44 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


My sentiments exactly Gayle.

Semper Fi! Shop.

10:24 PM  
Blogger dons_mind said...

that's amazing.... that's sad ... and unfortunately it's representative of what unions have become today.....

8:26 AM  
Blogger Gayle said...

Talk about scary pictures, Shoprat! That Helen Thomas picture beats my Pelosi pic hands down! ROTFALMAO! Too funny!

8:07 PM  
Blogger shoprat said...

gayle They just point out that CEOs make millions so what they are doing is small change. Excessive executive pay, in their puny little minds, cancels out any guilt over their greed.

gunz and dons_mind I think the unions have always been like that. While they used legitimate grievances to come into power, they had been perculated in greedy minds for years before, waiting for an opportunity.

Gayle. Took me a second to realize you were talking about the cartoon. Yeah that is almost as scary as the real Helen Thomas.

8:11 PM  
Blogger The Oneonta Teletype said...

Union intimidation of government at it's highest art form.
This is exactly how Capone operated in Chicago.

It's collusion, and a payoff, and a felony.

The Federal Govt has to investigate as the local badges won't.

Scratch Philadelphia, Baltimore, DC, NY, Boston--its there. If the Dem's are the mayors, this payola and union thuggism will continue

9:06 PM  

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