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One in four government workers
makes $100K thanks to overtime

New York Post, by Carl Campanile

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Posted By:Ribicon, 10/11/2017 1:43:16 PM

One out of every four New York City government workers pulled in pay of more than $100,000 last year — thanks largely to overtime, according to a new study. “New York City can be a hub of opportunity, and not just for aspiring Broadway stars. All sorts of city workers earn big bucks,” said Adam Andrzejewski, CEO of the government watchdog OpenTheBooks.com, which conducted the study. (Snip) Some career choices proved particularly lucrative. Of the 775 school custodians, 694 cleared $100,000 or more. And of those 694, 398 exceeded $150,000. As a result, many custodians made more than principals — who earn between $135,000

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Janitors of the world, unite! Unreasonably high pay far exceeding the salaries earned by workers in the private sector (who, unlike government workers, pay the taxes) is not "sustainable," especially when pensions are factored in. Financial collapse is inevitable and city leaders know it, but do not care because it´s someone else´s problem.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: hershey, 10/11/2017 2:41:45 PM     (No. 11413571)

What about toll booth workers??? $100K + to them as well???



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Reply 2 - Posted by: chumley, 10/11/2017 2:43:54 PM     (No. 11413578)

With prices as high as they are in NY, and taxes absolutely obscene, does $100k really get you that far? I work with a guy from NY who tells me he had to pay over $6k a year in property taxes, literally 10 times what I pay.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: mickturn, 10/11/2017 2:52:11 PM     (No. 11413590)

Their Answer: Heh Heh Heh, it´s ONLY your money, Thanks!

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Reply 4 - Posted by: Charactercounts, 10/12/2017 2:17:50     (No. 11414129)

This is a beloved "hot button" story of the NY news media.

The "custodians" are not a guy with a mop and pail. A school custodian is the person in charge of the entire building´s maintenance and care, and they have a staff of workers who report to them. A single NYC school might have more than 5,000 students, so that would certainly be a large building with heavy maintenance needs.

Custodians are more accurately building managers.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: Charactercounts, 10/12/2017 2:20:27     (No. 11414130)

#2, Many people in the NY area pay more than $10,000 in property taxes, and that´s for an ordinary house on a small lot.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: Trigger2, 10/12/2017 4:10:13     (No. 11414154)

No wonder the NY pension fund is going broke. Every goobermint union needs to be decertified and that includes the teacher unions. Even a gym teacher can make over $100 grand a year.

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