Tuesday, March 15, 2016

Want to Make Money...Be a Prison Nurse

   People like to worry about a person flipping burgers making $15 an hour but quietly every day lots of state employees are doing much, much better....
   A nurse at the prison in Malone made 172K in OT last year on top of a nearly $70 base pay. The lass makes more than the Governor and more than many school superintendents.
     It's evidence of the wage and wealth disparity in the nation.
http://www.syracuse.com/state/index.ssf/2016/03/auburn_prison_guard_helped_new_york_spend_715m_on_ot_in_2015.html#incart_m-rpt-1

8 comments:

Anonymous said...

There is a reason why the NYS pension funds are sky rocketing through the roof. Workers with seniority padding their final three years with OT to get ridiculous pensions. The system ripe for abuse and the all the fruit are low hanging.

Anonymous said...

You are a sick man mayor. Why would you use this example of stupid to try to minimize/justify another example of stupid? Especially when there are not a lot of prison nurser in the state, but there are a bazillion teenage fast food workers.

Anonymous said...

Well the Syracuse newspaper did a story about the OT issue in the prisons, lots of interesting facts, but face it things aren't going to change, so don't worry a $15 an hour lifeguard........Whats a life worth?

Anonymous said...

Totally irresponsible management , the Superintendent and his superiors who approved this should be FIRED from gross incompetance .
The rampant unionism and cronyism is management lead to these types of abuse . Pensions should NEVER under any circumstance include OT as a part of. Final average salary calculation to determine pension

WHERE IN HELL ARE OUR LAWMAKERS MAKING THIS CHANGE ?? get off your lazy asses and get this reform passed .



It would have been easier to hire a FULLTIME additional nurse . this Nonsense MUST STOP

Anonymous said...

How exactly do you make the connection between a nurse employed by the state fleecing the taxpayers with a bizarre amount of overtime and the hourly rate of someone in the fast food industry?

Separate issues here, first of all the nurse needs to be reeled in and those in charge of this need to be held accountable.

For the food workers, it is an entry level job at the bottom of the ladder, not meant to be permanent employment. For the most part this position is held by people who can't even perform the tasks at hand let alone anything more complicated. If you want to help these people train them to do more productive things that have a higher value in terms of wages.

Anonymous said...

The nurses may make money, but unlike school superintendents, they have to be there. And besides, nurses don't get to name the prisons after themselves, as we see with the education industry leaders.

Anonymous said...

It's way past time to real these thugs in. They must feel great fleecing the children of NY along with the $110,000 per year Troopers

Anonymous said...

Have you ever noticed stories like this are done on a State Level? How about citing stories like this on a local level?? The prisons are full of these stories, you know the type has a construction Co. works doubles all winter and spring to get summers off, wonder if their at their best when they've worked 29 doubles?