Why is it that the majority of the PERSONEL cuts that are being considered seem to be directed only at the CSEA?
Are you council people really doing the math before you cut peoples jobs from full time to part time? Specifically in relation to what those cuts will really save the individual taxpayers?
I mean, if you were to tell me that it would save me fifty dollars to my personal tax burden if you cut someones ability to feed their family in half, I would not want you to make that cut.
If it saved each taxpayer something like $800 dollars, I guess we would have to consider it.
I highly doubt that the cutting the CSEA employees you have targeted from full time to part time are the life saving ingredients in this whole thing. These are legitimate long time employees here.
Can't we devise smarter ways to use or not use material, vehicles and cut back on commodities before we throw a few employees to the curb to maybe look good?
You aren't going to look good.
Take someones car away, someones gas card,maybe someones jeep over the weekends, CUT DOWN ON A FEW LUNCHES and few BS meetings, turn the lights off, cut your non-union employees down to 37 hours a week, look at management - are you top heavy in that department?
One more thing, if I get it right there is one fairly new employee who in the middle of all of this, who is being changed from part time TO FULL TIME. This is being done in conjunction with few long time employees who are about to be cut half-time.
Word on the street is that the employee who is being upgraded from part time to full time - in this "economic emergency" - is a relative of Jim Noble.
I may have this wrong but I understand that his fuction is basically some sort of nature guide to kids on school trips or related activities.
If this is what you think is right or fair, you are dead wrong. At the very least, if you really needed to cut longtime employees from full time to half - the nature guide job, staying at half time may have saved a long time employee from being hurt.
Are you guys sitting in the big chairs crazy? If so, don't get too comfy.
I know some of you drink, but come on.