Furloughs would make city employees pay for others trash service
Posted: 11/26/2012 at 1:15 am
For city employees who live within the city limits, the pay furlough means instead of paying $11 per month for their own trash removal they will, in a sense, be paying over $55 per month for their service plus four of their neighbors. How would you like to pay your neighborís bills? I donít imagine it would set well with you, either. I wouldnít ask you to pay mine.
For city employees who live outside the city, a furlough is even more unfair. I work to pay for my own trash removal ($22 per month). Now it appears the city wants me to work to pay five other peopleís bills for trash removal at $11 per month. So, in addition to paying for my own trash service at home, I will be forced to pay for five other households for a total of $935.20 per year, and it will cost most other employees even more. Thatís a whopping $77.93 per month for combined trash services out of my household budget.
They say itís either the furlough or numerous employees will lose their jobs ó all because some people say $11 per month is too much of a burden for trash pick-up.
I was raised by hard-working parents. You work hard, you earn a living, you support family, you help those in need and you pay your own bills. Thatís the American way!