I can see that we have reached a new set point in our tolerance of scandal. Buried within the unfolding story about new charges being brought against the superintendent of schools is a disclosure that another of Jeffrey Hubbard's appointees from his previous employer is earning $142,000 a year, having received salary increases of $35,000 since being hired in 2008.
This amount apparently includes bonuses, cost-of-living increases and other salary bumps on top of a car and cell phone allowance. This employee's income increased more than 14% in about 2 years.
I haven't had an earnings increase in four years. In fact, I have experienced a 10% furlough, which is a polite modern term used to describe subtracting money from your paycheck while adding work to your desk. I am now behind where I started and slipping fast.