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Wedenesday, July 01, 2009 | What a kick in the teeth to those of us who work for the City as dedicated public servants working for moderate pay, who have seen workloads increase year after year with not even cost of living increases; who opted for a solid retirement package (remember, we won’t get Social Security or Medicare when we retire) and job stability rather than the higher pay of private employment. For the UT to have posted a City Salary Website such that anybody, anywhere can type in my name and see what they think has been my salary history is morally wrong! And the data it displays is also factually wrong!
I did not receive the salaries listed under my name, and I have not received those pay increases. I wish! Would you care to review my W-2s? I’m a Senior Analyst and make less than $70,000 a year – and always have. Other senior analysts in my work section have different salaries listed despite the fact that none of us get additional pay or overtime or perks, and all of us are at the same pay scale.
With this website, every single employee, good and bad, can be singled out, scrutinized and evaluated by any person on the street. How would you feel if YOUR OWN current and past salaries were out there for the world to see? And what if the salaries listed were wrong? What if your “ex”, family, church or charitable organization thought you made thousands more dollars per year more than you actually do? What if your landlord wanted to raise your rent based on this incorrect and inappropriate website?
Yes, of course public salaries should be made available to the public. But by classification or job type. Not by individual name! And NOT with incorrect salaries.
Shame on the UT for publishing this website!