COUNTY SALARIES ARE JUST TOO DAMN HIGH!

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.

Please notice that Debets' salary is literally off the f*****' chart. Not quite sure how to make a fancier graph than this - guess that sort of stuff is out of my "not a county employee pay grade"

Please notice that Debets’ salary is literally off the f*****’ chart. Not quite sure how to make a fancier graph than this – guess that sort of stuff is out of my “not a county employee” pay grade

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.

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8 Responses to COUNTY SALARIES ARE JUST TOO DAMN HIGH!

  1. Jobless says:

    Wow, I just figured out who the one percent are! The One Percenter’s in Humboldt are government employees. Seriously? We make $41,000 and the people we pay make $114,000. The worst part is the people we elected to represent us think this is okay.

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  2. Just a Nobody says:

    Actually that’s not the worst part. Whats even worse is that the people we were too stupid to vote for keep giving government employees a raise every year. That means that our relative income goes down every single year and their’s goes up each and every year making the disparity worse and worse. Unbelievable.

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    • MastaBlasta says:

      Looks like you actually were stupid enough to elect them – quit bitching on the internet and get yourself down to the courthouse to take your elected masters to task for it. You were stupid enough to elect them clearly you’re stupid enough to think that you’re making a difference

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  3. Shame on you! says:

    Can’t help but wonder why the author of this site wastes his time writing this stuff when maybe he should be out working harder to make more money for his family. Shame on him for making light of his grandmother.

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  4. Mac Towner says:

    Thank you for making this information available. I don’t mind government employees being paid a living wage. Contrary to some I do thing some of what they do is necessary and worthwhile. On the other hand it really is pretty troubling when the average government worker is making double what the average taxpayer is living on. Seems to me that there should be a requirement that government wages be comparable to the rest of the population they serve. I would think that we could petition our officials to implement a program like this for Humboldt and if not I’m sure a ballot initiative would pass overwhelmingly. I don’t know about other communities but in McKinleyville we have a Advisory Committee that could move this forward.

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    • Cousin Eddie says:

      You said it Mac Towner. Government employees should be paid a living wage, especially the ones who are Actually Doing Shit, but there’s a ton over there that have made a career of meetings and fucking power points. It would be fucking sweet to tie the wages of all the county employees and all local agencies to the median household income. You’d see all those fuckers bitching about the economy then – and maybe Actually Doing Shit about it.
      Here’s my power point to economic development department:

      Wanna raise?

      You want a cost of living allowance?

      No shit? We all do.

      Go make some economy happen, bitches!

      You have six months. No new jobs, clean out your desk. There’s a shit-ton of people who’d take your job.

      Fini

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      • Eddie:

        Thank you for your comment. While we at the Consequence aren’t above a little french from time to time and while we certainly agree with your basic premise we would appreciate the tiniest bit of control with your language. We hope to attract a broad spectrum of commentators and that means keeping it generally family friendly. We haven’t moderated anybody yet and don’t want to. Yes, that means you will likely get your say even if you disagree with us, but over the top language or unsubstantiated attacks against private citizens might cause us to reconsider. Of course our elected and appointed idiots are always free game though it would certainly be nice if they didn’t give us so much cheap ammunition! On the other hand your points are well taken and might have resulted in some free stuff had we not turned red while reading. Cheers!

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