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Apparently you need some basic reading comprehension skills. i said I DO NOT work at YSU. That means exactly what I stated. I don't work there. I retired from there years ago, so don't get your panties in a bunch thinking I am receiving any of these bonuses from there.
The employees have nothing to do with the percentage of graduating students. You are comparing apples to oranges.
Graduation rates are based on the students themselves and how they apply themselves to their studies.
Of course there are those students look at going to school as just another way to get free money and when that runs out, they quit school.
I did not take a shot at the other schools, I just said to compare their tuition with YSU. It costs a whole lot more to go to a school out of town than locally.
Instead of being glad that there is an affordable State University in Youngstown, you would love it if the University would close putting all of these "greedy" folks out of work wouldn't you?
September 22, 2009 at 10:20 a.m.
Woody and the rest of you people that believe that every word from the Vindy is gospel,`,
There is absolutely NO WAY that the employees were paid $4,500 each. That figure is just something that desoupa pulled out of his a$$.
"If you don't read the newspaper you are uninformed, if you do read the newspaper you are misinformed." ~Mark Twain~
So true of the Vindy.
September 21, 2009 at 3:05 p.m.
"This cost them $1.8 Million-dollars to pay out,"
So tell me.... where did you come up with this figure?
"I cannot believe that the student body is not holding candlelight vigils in protesting this ridiculus"
Maybe if you learned how to spell, you too could work at YSU.
And don't forget that every one of the YSU employees PAY TAXES too.
This is article is typical Dasousa (misspelling is intentional) tactics.
I don't hear anyone complaining about the benefits and the pay that GM workers make. Paying someone $20/hour to "test" a trunk by opening and closing it. Now THAT is ridiculous and the reason you have to pay so much for your car. And don't forget Obama's bailout of GM. That is also your tax dollars at work.
The bottom line is that YSU has one of the lowest tuition cost of any university in Ohio. Try going to Ohio State or Kent and see what it will cost for 4 years of education.
By the way, I do not work at YSU.
September 20, 2009 at 8:43 p.m.
Desouza should look at YSU employees as job security. It seems that is one of the two subjects he can write about, the other being Jim Traficant.
If it wasn't for his constant whining about Jim Traficant and YSU, he would be out of a job. I was going to buy the Vindy one day, then I saw his picture on the front page with a caption of his column about Traficant. That stopped me from buying the paper.
As for the dollar amounts of the YSU bonuses, get the facts straight before you make a total a$$ out of yourself. Sorry, I should have said, before you make a total a$$ out of your self once again.
Sheesh, he is nothing but a jealous crybaby who does nothing but whine, whine, whine. He is no way an asset to the Vindy, His constant crying and criticism of the Youngstown area an it's people has become very old and boring. Perhaps the Vindy should consider hiring a YSU graduate who is able to write a column that has more substance and variety.
September 20, 2009 at 12:08 p.m.
penguinswin, in case you were not aware of it, you are not forced to join a union to work at YSU. The administration has been trying to "bust the union" for the past 25 years. YSU has tried to crush not only ACE, but every Union there, You have a good job? Then thank the Union and it's members who have fought for years to get the wage and benefits that you now enjoy.
How well do you know these people that you criticize, or do you base your assumptions on gossip that you hear? I hope that you aren't voicing these same comments on Campus because they border on slander and defamation of character.
You say you do not need the union? that's great then quit. Then couple of years down the road when you get a jacka$$ for a boss that tries every trick in the book to get you fired you are going to wish you had the Union backing you.
BTW, I retired as a 25 year employee from YSU so I do know a little of how the administration works.
July 14, 2009 at 12:34 a.m.