The RHATT Pack Watch
Today is Friday, February 1st, Day 282 of the Rhatt Pack Watch.
Welcome to White Springs, Florida’s Dirty Little Secret, which quite possibly is the Home of the Most Paid Weeks and Days Off by a Town Manager in the history of the State of Florida. As everyone knows, when someone is looking for potential employment, it’s prudent to compare work requirements, and compensation and benefit packages offered by various employers. It doesn’t make any difference whether someone is considering employment at Burger King versus McDonalds, or the County Corrections System versus the Federal Corrections Department or Disney World versus Universal Studios, or anywhere else. Employers who want to attract and retain employees must offer competitive or slightly better compensation and benefits. So how do employers and prospective employees know what is competitive?
There are a great many consultants who make a living researching this information, but most organizations, both public and in the private sector, participate in comparative surveys. Probably the largest (2018 Employee Benefits in the US covered 118,068,300 private sector and 19,242,600 non-military public sector jobs, (most comprehensive and standardized is conducted by the Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor statistics. Generally speaking public sector positions receive 43 percent higher wages than in the private sector. Also, 28 percent more public sector workers are offered medical benefits than private sector workers and those benefits are about 40 percent better. And then there’s paid holidays. Most public and private sector workers receive 8, including New Year’s Day; Memorial Day; Easter; Independence Day (4th of July); Labor Day; Thanksgiving Day; Christmas Day, and one more which varies from entity to entity.
According to the Society of Human Resource Management paid vacation days are pretty much standard, where One year of service receives an average of 9 paid vacation days; Two years – 10 days; Three to four years – 12 days; Five years – 14 days; Six-seven years – 15 days; Eight-nine years – 16 days; 10 years – 17 days; 11-13 years – 18 days; 14-15 years – 19 days; and more than 15 years – 21 days. You can check out all compensation data at www.bls.gov/ncspubs.htm.
Now that you have some insight to compensation and benefits in the public and private sectors, let’s take a look at what the Red-face Ratt has done to White Springs. To begin with the Ratt is paying the “Out of Towner” Lapdog “Just keep paying me” Tebo about 150% of any comparable job in the private sector. In addition she receives 12 paid holidays, 24 paid vacation days, 24 paid sick days, plus her one or two paid “No Show” weeks. off every month. In short, you’re paying for a full year and getting about half. And this doesn’t count for fire vehicles and Town Credit Cards that most Town staff seem to have. Anyone else have a job like that? While White Springs residents are working hard and long hours for every dollar, the White Springs Town Administration , with the help of the Ratt and Gang of three, are ripping the Town’s treasure off as if money were growing on trees.
Come on Councilman McKenzie and Councilwoman Miller, are you part of the plundering of the Town. Compensation practices in White Springs need to be brought in line with the real world. And residents, if you don’t want your hard earned money to be squandered, it’s time to get rid of the “Gang of Three” members, the Red-face Ratt and Mindless “Splain it to me” Tanja. Help the FBI office in Jacksonville (904) 248-7000, find pink handcuffs and a long term home away from White Springs for the Ratt.
Don’t get ripped off by the “Gang of Thugs”, the Lapdog, or the Ratt. It’s Day 282 and the Red-face Ratt hasn’t resigned yet. The Rhatt Pack Watch continues!