Don’t worry, THC fans. We didn’t go anywhere. I actually just spent an entire week recovering from the shock that hit me after a little late night salary sleuthing on TrasparentCalifornia.com.
Now, we mentioned before that Jaqueline Debets of the Economic Development department doesn’t get a damned thing done. Not trying to be a total dick here – she just doesn’t. But you know how much she got paid in 2013? $114,329.53. Let that sink in.
Know what else should piss you off about that? Well…lot’s of things!! She gets paid more than the County Supervisors. She gets paid more than most cops, nurses, microbiologists, and social workers. But the stupidity doesn’t stop there.
Know who else gets paid more than those same cops, nurses, and social workers? This guy. The correctional facilities’ “Kitchen and Laundry Supervisor.” Say what?? That’s a lot of cash for somebody who oversees inmates making trays of bread and water for other inmates. But hey, watching people fold jumpsuits is hard work – crease with the pinstripes, not against them!
They could get my grandma to do that for free, and hell, she’d probably even throw in some of her world famous tuna, olive and kraft cheese casserole in the bargain. They’d have to go release her from the assisted living prison I had to toss her into since my income isn’t enough to support her along with the rest of my family. That’s because the median income in Humboldt for AN ENTIRE DAMN HOUSEHOLD IS $41,426 PER YEAR.
I’ve taken the liberty of making a graph to illustrate this a little better. Enjoy.
Last I checked, becoming a Microbiologist is a lot harder than collecting a huge paycheck for wasting tons and tons of taxpayer money with no results. So is trying to wrap your head around just what in the hell is going on with our county’s leadership.
WE’LL BE PUTTING OUT WEEKLY UPDATES COMPARING THE SALARIES OF GOVERNMENT OFFICIALS TO THOSE OF US COMMON PEOPLE SO YOU CAN ALL GET A BETTER IDEA OF JUST HOW MUCH MORE MONEY THEY’RE MAKING THAN US. GOT A GOOD IDEA FOR A TITLE? LEAVE IT IN THE COMMENT SECTION AND THE WINNER GETS SOMETHING COOL.