Wow — how generous!

Picture this — your boss calls you into the office. It’s time to discuss your next raise. So your boss asks you… What do you think you should get? Ever had this happen? Actually, in some companies (like the mouse) it’s very much a reality. I think it’s a ploy .. a game to see if you think you’re worth a pay raise. Say too little, the might want to look closer at your performance. Say too much… you might be a liability down the road.

But picture this… you say… hmmmm… how about 18.5%?!?!?

Well that’s just what the Orlando City Commissioners did this week and will get approved at Monday’s meeting; if they’re lucky. Only they didn’t have a boss ask them to come into the office to discuss it, they just decided… and approved it. It’s on Monday’s agenda.

Wow. 18.5%. How generous they are with … errmmm… themselves!

It seems they also decided Mayor will get a pay raise too. A whopping 3% by comparison. Maybe I was hasty in my “generous” adjective a moment ago. Seems they’re only generous when it comes to giving themselves pay raises.

I don’t know about you, but I don’t always get a pay raise, and when I do… it more along the lines of the Mayor’s percentage and rarely in double digits.

I hope they don’t strain their shoulders when they give themselves a pat on the back after passing this important piece of legislation.

3 Comments so far

  1. Terry Howard (unregistered) on November 13th, 2006 @ 3:06 pm

    Wow, that pay raise is almost as high as the increase in rate of violent crime! Well, I know Daisy earned it. It’s hard work being a racist nepotist laboring away to convince your constituents that handouts are the only way to get anywhere in life. Geez, Daisy, you seemed to take matters into your own hands to improve your financial situation, why not preach that philosophy to your community?

    I really can’t wait until the next city council election cycle, time to flush that whole group right on out of there.

  2. francomom (unregistered) on November 16th, 2006 @ 4:07 pm

    well of course these hardworking Commissioners need an 18.5% payraise. How else can they afford to pay the outrageous climbing property taxes? And crime is really up in our area – so they need to buy security systems. And don’t forget private school – we can’t expect them to send children to unsafe public schools when murders are happening on campus. Maybe 18.5% is not enough? Life is expensive in the City Beautiful!

  3. steven strang (unregistered) on November 25th, 2006 @ 7:08 pm

    Hey what do we say we demand a special election now to throw Daisey and the rest of these morons out of office. I am sure there are a lot of retired professionals who would love to have these jobs without pay because they have a genuine interest in the community. Whats missing these days is public outrage at what our elected officials do and because of that they do whatever they want.

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