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Awesome story! Thank you for your generosity Mr. and Mrs. Moore. Thank yous also go out to the other organizations who donated there services to Maj. Brooks and his family. I hope everyone thanks at least one Veteran this Veterans Day. This is the kind of publicity Steamboat Springs needs.
You should consider heeding some of your own advice Mr. Ruckman. You sir are also assuming people on here have not worked hard, been self employed or started there own businesses WITHOUT a hand out from the City of Steamboat Springs. Livin' hate free in '13!
City workers would probably love to work 40 hours a weeks but council cut there hours to 36 in 2008. That was 5 years ago. Therefor the city workers pay was cut by 10%. So you say you would require an employee to work 40 hours per week to receive there benefits but they have been told they can only work 36 hours per week. How would that work in your world? The city worker did not choose to have there hours cut. Now 10% to an employee who makes 80k a year might not be too much of a hit but try someone who makes 28k a year. Bummer to hear Courtney left the ice rink. Did she resign or get chased off?
Great letter Bryan. It's nice to get an actual city employees perspective on this issue and I definitely appreciate the efforts and hard work you and your fellow co workers do for me, your "real boss". I am sure you are not alone in your beliefs with the pay raise/compensation dilemma city council is trying to work out now. Thanks for coming forward and enlightening this forum on the human element of this. Would be interesting to see if the people on this thread would tell there neighbors, who work for the city, to there face, " you've got it made with the city and you don't deserve anymore compensation than you are already getting." And see if a city employee would tell them the same thing in there private sector job.
You're welcome Jerry, anytime! I saved you some money too, so you're social security can stretch a little longer. Are your eyes ok though? As for my job, I am in the delivery business. Good money here, I ain't complaining.
Bret(that's one T Jerry)
But i'm no hater Mr. Carmichael. Get some!
Let me get this straight. The City of Steamboat Springs sponsors this event, dontates $15,000, then pays Mr. Carmichael $10,000 of it! What am I missing here? City takes tax payer money and contributes it to a private sector start up business? I hope they made some profit sharing deal of some sort. What is the city of Steamboat Springs getting out of paying Mr. Carmichael $10,000? Makes me think I should start up a business and get the city to financially back me. There is no money to give city workers a raise but there is $15,000 to donate to this "entrepreneurship?" Hopefully Mr. Carmichael gives everyone on city council some free schwag for there generous donation. I know, I know i'm sure this was a different budget but how frustrating it must be to see the city doling out $15,000 in one shot for prize money if you are a city employee begging for a cost of living raise.
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