Government Employees—Worth Every Penny—Just Ask Them

     Do not think about, write about or deal with  human behavior without determining the effects of incentives.

     Wherein we see that, according to them, government employees are the only ones who do good, thence, they should do well, very well. It’s social justice in action.

     Judge Hardy’s boy, Andy,  has died at 93. Mickey Rooney, after a life filled with adventures, has passed on. He was performing to the end, with several film projects listed in production or pre-production. He was married eight times with the last enduring longer than the other seven combined. True to his unwritten credo, His last marriage ended in divorce, His autobiography reads like a history of old Hollywood. He made and spent many fortunes while having carnal experiences which were never mentioned by the studio publicity machine. I must watch the Andy Hardy movies again in memoriam. He brought something to them that can only be appreciated by watching. So long Mick, good knowin’ you. Wasn’t that a hell of a party?

Superintendent’s pay in South Bay district called ‘excessive’

Apr 6, 2014 by Staff

New York City Chancellor Carmen Farina oversees more than a million students, 1,700 schools and a budget the size of many states. Her pay: $412,193.


   “No matter how much we pay them, they can’t seem to teach these kids, but a substantial raise in pay will see it right.”

Los Angeles Unified Supt. John Deasy has half a million students, 1,000-plus schools, a $7-billion budget — and made $393,106 last year.

Supt. Jose Fernandez’s South Bay school district has just 6,600 students, five high schools and a $70-million budget.

His earnings: $674,559 last year.

“I don’t know of anybody, in any major city, who makes anything close to that, even with extra bonuses or compensation,” said Michael Casserly, executive director of the Council of the Great City Schools, based in Washington.

California Supt. of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson called Fernandez’s compensation package at Centinela Valley Union High School District “wrong, significantly excessive, unreasonable.”

After his pay came to light in articles in the Daily Breeze, Fernandez voluntarily surrendered some perks, including the balance of his annual raise; he did not provide specifics.

He defended his contract, saying that it was an emergency arrangement that offered a high payoff in exchange for high risk.

“This district was going 80 miles an hour straight into a brick wall, and I had to get into that car,” Fernandez said. “This thing could have gone south in six months,” doing serious harm to his professional reputation.


    The risk to his professional reputation was worth 2 or 3 hundred K per year. Seems reasonable to me.


    A bunch of non-responsible government employees screwed up spending other people’s money so we have to pay a huge salary to another one to fix it. I’m sure a lengthy investigation by “experts”, costing about 2 million will provide a solution to this problem.

Government Job or Respect–Which’ll It Be?
Cheerio and ttfn,
Grant Coulson, Ph.D.
Author, “Days of Songs and Mirrors: A Jacobite in the ‘45.”
Cui Bono–Cherchez les Contingencies


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