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  • "Cant speak for the fire or "hazard pay" guys who do a days on, days off schedule and can take on other employment, but the others like myself cant per the latest MOU agreement, nor do we get 100% of anything once retired, Geez,I wish. Im not complaining mind you, just saying. Your correct in that we've become addicted to junk. $800 cell phones, $100+ a month service, $100+ - a month for TV, Half a MILLION dollars for a starter home, who'd ever have guessed this is where it all would head. Im ure other places are very similar in the keep up with the Jone'es but I can tell you not everywhere is screwed up like Cal."

    Snoid commented in:
    Grover Beach staffers picket city hall, consider strike on 2018-09-22 12:45:08
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  • "The free market is a wonderful thing. If the middle class is leaving for lack of work there will be a housing crash. Not if but when. Sans any meaningful jobs this crash is going to last until this area becomes job friendly, probably for years or at least until the NIMBY attitude in this area is abated. NINBYs are not at the top of the list when it comes to understanding economics. Now their chickens have come home to roost or should I say flew the coop?"

    Mike Morgan commented in:
    Why is the middle class fleeing San Luis Obispo County? on 2018-09-21 12:18:52
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  • "I don't think that anyone is against pay raises when earned. The problem is the difference between the private sector and the government sector. We always hear about the so called low pay that government employees get. Most often theri benefit package is never included in that information. I would be all for their pay raises if they reduced their benefits to those similar that most people in the private sector get. That would be equality in pay. It's exactly why government employees rarely quit their jobs because they have it very well and are paid better than the private sector when benefits are included. Just look at Transparent California and check the complete pay pacjkage for an Administrative Assistant, say secretary, compared to the that in the public sector. I wouldn't quit either or would I complain."

    rukidding commented in:
    Grover Beach staffers picket city hall, consider strike on 2018-09-21 10:23:01
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  • "Wow this retirement plan is something else, how do you serve here in SLO for six years and retire with that kind of pension, how about the other department where he worked what are they kicking in,this can't seem right that SLO pays 200,000 a year in retirement for someone thats only been here for six years. Not that I blame Olsen for this but the city needs to wake up and stop this crap hopefully Gurnee will be able to look into this and get something done."

    Myself commented in:
    San Luis Obispo fire chief announces retirement on 2018-09-21 06:30:26
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  • "Just wondering how all of you can charge you device to put your lips on this thread? Do you think your lights would be on right now because of the Sun? Bunch of cry babys, Ask the Mothers of Peace why DCPP is going to close and you are going to pay the price, Talk about talking out two sides of your mouth, SLO County made fistfulls of CASH,"

    Nightrider commented in:
    Gov. Jerry Brown signs Diablo Canyon settlement bill on 2018-09-20 20:03:38
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  • "This may set a dangerous precedence which may be a factor for any sizeable employer to move into any community that it will help support. Who would of thought that factoring this level of exit costs will now be law. This slippery slope is the mindset of government who typically exit their jobs with 80% or more, in some cases, of their salary."

    Jorge Estrada commented in:
    Gov. Jerry Brown signs Diablo Canyon settlement bill on 2018-09-20 16:25:02
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  • "No, what I’m saying is that just like Social Security recipients, who need and deserve a raise, so too do these employees. I have this argument with my own parent who worked his whole life and now draws his social security (which he and everyone else deserves). He complains about “government workers” getting raises and thinks they don’t deserve one ever. Yet when he gets a $12 a month raise that is taken by medicare, he fumes. See the hypocrisy there? THAT’ S my point. How about we just give no one a raise ever and see how that works."

    CentralcoastRN commented in:
    Grover Beach staffers picket city hall, consider strike on 2018-09-20 15:37:11
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