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Bonuses for 260 city managers

Original post made by arlo, Barron Park, on Sep 10, 2008

At a time when the economy is slipping into recession, which will mean hard budget decisions for the city, why are they giving bonuses of as much as 20 percent to some 260 managers? I think the city should be saving this money so that it doesn't have to cut services next year, when the effects of the recession have hit us hard.

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Posted by kt
a resident of Downtown North
on Sep 10, 2008 at 4:34 pm

this is apparently an annual practice that receives little or no attention ....BTW, where's the Weekly's story on this?

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Posted by curt
a resident of Professorville
on Sep 11, 2008 at 1:34 am

it woiuld be interesting to know what a city employee has to do for a bonus---maybe an example or two would be good ... the article said bonuses would range between 5% and 20% .... wonder how the people only getting 5% feel

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Posted by Bunuses Ha?
a resident of Midtown
on Sep 11, 2008 at 2:46 pm

To get a bonus a City employee has to show up for work at 7:30 AM twice a week and actually stay 'till 5:30 PM, but they don't have to come to work every other Friday!!! Such a cushy place to work!!!

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Posted by Tim
a resident of Crescent Park
on Sep 11, 2008 at 2:54 pm

What are you crying about. Our home prices are rated #4 in the nation. Shouldn't we have city employee's bonuses rated high too?

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Posted by g
a resident of Midtown
on Sep 12, 2008 at 8:59 am

Bonuses should be rare, and only given when deserved. Employees of this City already have every other Friday off. Generally only work 8-10 hours a day (that really is nothing compared to the hours most of us in the private sector work). I would agree with some bonuses if the economy was doing well, and IF the City wasn't constantly looking for more money to build things (new Police Dept, Libraries).

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Posted by Senor Blogger
a resident of Palo Verde
on Sep 12, 2008 at 2:32 pm

Think About it.

The City was going to make us repair the City Sidewalks in front of our houses--- So they could pay BONUSES to City Workers.

I Give Up. Hopefully the new City Manager will read this.....

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Posted by Tim
a resident of Crescent Park
on Sep 12, 2008 at 5:53 pm

"Hopefully the new City Manager will read this....."

The City Manager is one of those getting a bonus every year.

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Posted by John
a resident of Midtown
on Sep 12, 2008 at 5:58 pm

Managers are salary employees. They don't get overtime, so they give each other bonuses.
I don't mine seeing hourly employees get pay overtime. At least they are putting in the time to earn it.

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