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    Re: Township building Archived Message

    Posted by Opie2 on December 29, 2017, 1:04 pm, in reply to "Re: Township building"

    To further elaborate:

    Let's take for example a secretary at city hall making $15 an hour or $120 a day plus benefits.

    He/she is off on at least the following days with pay:

    July 4
    Christmas Eve
    Christmas Day
    New Years Eve
    New Years Day
    MLK Day
    Memorial Day
    Veterans Day
    President's Day (Lincoln B'day)

    So that's 10 holidays the employee is paid not to be at work. That cost the taxpayers $1200 a year and I would assume there are at least 10 or fifteen secretaries in city hall.

    Now add the street department employees to that mix.

    You can see how quickly that number can jump to 25-30,000 dollars a year. Add the park district school district and library district to the mix as well.

    Don't get me wrong, people should be off on the family holidays like Thanksgiving and Christmas. However, I don't think it's too much to ask an employee to work on Lincoln's birthday and to celebrate after they get off.

    Just my humble opinion.

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