Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Want to know their salaries?

We are treated to a web address that shows ALL the salaries of ALL the 98 thousand State employees, thanks to Mr. Joe Dwinell at the Herald.
http://www.bostonherald.com/projects/payroll/
massachusetts/last_name.ASC/GOV/

8 Comments:

At June 17, 2009 at 11:07 AM , Blogger Rich said...

I am at work today. Traffic was not bad. Oh yeah, state employees have the day off for Bunker Hill Day. Looks like the state employees lots and lots of people, and they get the day off for some obscure holiday, the majority of them have a 37.5 hour work week, and they get paid a ridiculous salary. The arrogance of these people even now continues to astound me.

 
At June 17, 2009 at 11:52 AM , Blogger Alpha Dog said...

I have been out of work for almost 3 months, my wife works her butt off being the sole support of the family, and these people make way more than her, work less hours, and goof off for most of the hours they are suppose to be working as evidenced by the fact my wife does their nails, and they never rush when they come in on their lunch hour, will wait ½ hr for the nail tech they want, then take an hour to get their manicure, and then go out to get their lunch. And they get made up holidays as paid days off. I have years of experience in my field, but no one is hiring. The state has a nerve asking me for money when I can see the waste in places like this.

 
At June 17, 2009 at 12:54 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

I see some pretty high salaries in there for positions I doubt we even need filled. But how do we do anything about this?

 
At June 17, 2009 at 4:26 PM , Blogger Dylan said...

98,000 state employees? What the hell goes on in this state that we need 98,000 employees? We must be the biggest employer in the entire state. I don't buy we really need almost 100,000 people to keep this state running, especially since they are doing such a lousy job of running it. They must be the highest paid idiots in the country.

 
At June 19, 2009 at 1:11 PM , Blogger Jim Pillsbury said...

As you may know, Deval brought on about 2,000 more State Employees in his short time as governor. And while some of his picks have been beaten back by the voters and media concerns, the overall number seems to be increasing instead of decreasing.

The reforms headed for Devals desk may be a smoke screen attempt at keeping the politically friendly employees on the books for another 14 months. Real savings from pension reform may not even appear in my lifetime and some will still be able to retire at 53 with 20 years in.

Information is our only weapon in the fight for fairness in 2010, until then, we'll use it against them.

 
At June 19, 2009 at 1:16 PM , Blogger Friend said...

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At June 19, 2009 at 1:41 PM , Blogger Jim Pillsbury said...

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At June 19, 2009 at 2:29 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thanks for sending this along. Don’t read the Herald so would not have seen this otherwise. Looks like maybe I will be reading the Herald in the future if the Globe goes away. Nice to see they do report some sensible stuff. Would be interested to know how the salaries of state employees compare to private sector people doing the same/similar jobs. My gut tells me that most of these people are overpaid. And the ones at the bottom of the pay scale, things like janitors and what used to be called secretaries are probably under paid. But the all do seem to work 37.5 hour weeks, which is hours shorter than the rest of us, which does have many benefits.

 

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