Very well said billdog. SB5 would have done nothing to stop these abuses, they are almost always at the top. I also agree with Bill Smidt -- do we really want to pay our public employees, safety forces, etc. next to nothing. I think not. We do need a way to stop the abuses at the top though. But it always amazes me that the vindy bashes most public employees for these kinds of abuses, but then endorses making an exception for the people at the top. Case in point -- they wanted an exception for Supt. Hathorne to be able to do the retire/rehire thing. Disgusting.
March 31, 2015 at 5:24 p.m.
ytownparent is way off base. Plenty of people are collecting social security and still working in their same profession. It's allowable, just go to the social security web site if you don't believe me. Are they all liars too?
February 25, 2015 at 5:45 p.m.
Good point. I know people who are past retirement age but still working AND they are collecting their full social security. So they are getting a retirement and still work a full time job getting wages and benefits. Is that OK? Isn't that the same thing as double dipping?
February 24, 2015 at 2:39 p.m.
Vindicator has no credibility regarding this issue. Just a while ago they defended the retire/rehire policy in the case of Youngstown School Superintendent Hathorne. If you don't remember, check out their editorial:http://www.vindy.com/news/2013/apr/14...Why was it OK to do for Hathorne but not Judge Krichbaum??? It's either a bad policy or OK, NO EXCEPTIONS. And by the way, why are the exceptions always OK for people at the TOP. Meanwhile, you continue to vilify all public workers as "feeding at the trough". I'm sick of your double standard!
February 15, 2015 at 11:01 a.m.
If they are paying payroll clerks this much per year, something is seriously wrong. Isn't that more than the average faculty member makes? Sounds like managment there is in serious need of new leadership. Trustees are at fault for approving this kind of thing.
December 30, 2014 at 12:56 p.m.
Good to see a student's point of view on this. I agree with much of what you said. But something is wrong here. If this is the only point of contention as stated in the article, why on earth can't an agreement be reached?? Seems to me it is a no brainer. Must be a lot more to the story than is being portrayed here.
October 23, 2014 at 10:53 a.m.
Praying for your recovery. God bless you.
August 26, 2014 at 7:24 a.m.
Thank you for all you are doing for others. God bless you all.
July 29, 2014 at 10 a.m.
Agree with you Dave. The sandwiches I remember were terrific and tasted like the ones my mother would make from left over roast beef dinners. Now it's just that chopped and compressed stuff that tastes like nothing. Used to love Arby's but unfortunately quality has gone downhill. Can't stand to eat there anymore.
July 24, 2014 at 8:19 a.m.