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  •  I'm married to a state employee -no raises 3 yrs (2+ / 0-)
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    Dirtandiron, tardis10

    My wife is an attorney for NY State.  Although the work she does saves NY State literally millions of dollars a year, she has not had a raise in over three years.

    (She defends civil litigation against NY State Employees).

    In one case she recently won, the claimant was asking for a settlement of over 30 million dollars.  She won and the state paid bupkis.

    I asked her if instead of salary, the state could pay her a percentage of the potential settlements.  She laughed and said it would never happen.

    Every dollar she saves the state is more money for the residents of NY State.

    The new governor (her former boss) announce a two-year pay cut.

    Two more years of PB & jelly sandwiches for lunch, I guess.

    "I think 2008 is going to be a good year." Senator Barack Obama - Des Moines, Iowa, January 1st, 2008

    by PoconoPCDoctor on Sat Jan 08, 2011 at 09:51:37 AM PST

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