12/20/02 Re: DPD
A lot of the city workers, etc. fail to realize that everyone is taking cuts
across the board. I had to give up my health insurance this year.
A lot of companies couldn't give raises this year. People were laid off
this year. Some people's homes are being repossessed.
This is all happening within my family and my immediate circle of friends. It's
a tough world out there. Welcome to the club!
Mayor Miller is doing the best she can with what was handed to her. If I leave a
job I DO NOT get paid for my unused sick days. That was a nice little perk
but we can't afford it any more. Giving up that little perk may mean some city
staffers get to keep their jobs.
I think the DPD & the Dallas Fire Department should get their raises.
However - they also need to police themselves... it's real hard to work up
sympathy for an officer that parks under a shade tree in a parking lot every day
for hours. And I do mean hours and for over a year now.
I'm glad we finally have someone who's watching how are tax dollars are being
spent and who is trying to be fiscally responsible. You can't spend what you
don't have. Why is this so hard to understand?
So, what you people need to think about is whether you want to tighten your
belts or join the rest of the unemployed. Myself? I would love to have a job
with the city with health insurance, holidays, AND a steady paycheck. Anything
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