Thursday, March 05, 2009

Public Service

Sheesh. Time to get a gummint job.

From the Austin American Statesman:

About 450 city workers earn $100,000 or more in base pay. City Manager Marc Ott said Wednesday night that he is not yet prepared to begin cutting those salaries. That number would include 111 Austin Energy employees, 92 police officers, 43 firefighters and 30 in the water utility department.

But I really don’t have much problem with these guys:

Workers whose overtime and extra pay put them over six figures last year included a code enforcement inspector whose earnings soared to $157,192 from a base pay of $51,002, an Austin police officer whose $61,443 base salary increased to $114,943 and a paramedic whose pay went from $52,191 to $114,398, documents show.

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