We can’t vote ourself a raise

A citizens task force recommended a two-year wage freeze but the mayor and council seem to think they deserve one anyway.

To the editor:

A citizens task force recommended a two-year wage freeze but the mayor and council seem to think they deserve one anyway.

These are tough times. I just got back to work after eight months because the company I worked for closed its doors. I make $5.50 an hour less at this job. I still have the same living expenses. I can’t vote myself a raise.

Michele Rules comment: “this community needs to be aware that we are putting our heart and soul into this job” is, in my opinion, like saying that no one else in the city likes their job. I put my heart, soul and a lot of pride into my job.

If I want to work extra time at my job I have to get my boss’s permission if I want to get paid for it. My boss would love it if I worked extra for nothing.

If Charlie Hodge has to be up at 3 a.m. to look after his business before putting on his councillor’s hat, that is his choice and we taxpayers should not have to pay him extra because he has two jobs.

When I think that I deserve a raise I have to ask my boss for one. I cannot just tell my boss that I am going to give myself a raise whether he or she likes it on not.

Remember, we the citizens are your boss and you can be fired.

Blaine Ans,

Kelowna

 

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