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Thursday, October 27, 2011

TriMet, facing another budget gap, looking for places to cut -- with some exceptions

McFarlane also told the board that he has imposed a hiring freeze requiring his approval of all new employment. In the past year, that has included four executive and manager positions, totaling $495,000 in annual salaries. "He considers all of those positions mission-critical,"(god please help us)  said spokeswoman Mary Fetsch. "Each of them has been reprogrammed and expanded from other positions, often with lower salary costs."

http://www.oregonlive.com/portland/index.ssf/2011/10/trimet_facing_another_budget_g.html

1 comment:

Al M said...

This is my comment added to that story:

I speak not for anybody but myself :
LET'S SEE OUR EXECS TAKE A 10% ACROSS THE BOARD CUT IN WAGES, then maybe the union employees could get behind you.

These execs are making a fortune going to meetings and endless talking.

LEAD BY EXAMPLE, CUT YOUR SALARIES, ALL BUREAUCRATS MAKING 100K UP 10% SALARY REDUCTION!

That will earn you at least one drivers support for your cuts to our pensions and health.

(Please don't babble about how your health insurance is different than ours, YOUR JOB IS INSIDE, 9-5, YOUR JOB DOESN'T KILL YOU, OURS DOES)
( I don't want to hear any furlough baloney either)