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State employees...not too late to quit!


by fredo
on 12/28/2008 @ 1:00pm
Governor Chris Gregoire (D) has decided that economic conditions will not permit her to grant the 2% pay increase that state workers had been "promised". Apparently, they hadn't read the fine print in the agreement that said the increase would only be instituted if economic conditions permitted.

Well, the good news for state employees is that it's not too late to quit your state job. This would make a powerful statement to the "Man" that you will not stand for these employment shenanigans. For years you've probably been fantasizing, even threatening to quit that state job and offer your valuable services to the private sector. There could be no better time than now.

Is there any state-employed feedTacoma contributor who will take up my challenge?


by NineInchNachos on 12/28/2008 @ 1:21pm
what about private sector people fantasizing about a steady state job with full health and retirement benefits?

by Crenshaw Sepulveda on 12/28/2008 @ 3:10pm
You really can't blame the state employees for trying. State employees are not stupid, I don't think many will be protesting this situation by becoming unemployed in this economy.

by fredo on 12/28/2008 @ 6:58pm
If massive numbers of state employees quit in protest you can be sure that the funding for the 2% raise would be "discovered." When every state employee clings tenaciously to their job they really undercut their bargaining position.

NIN@ Private sector workers may be fantasizing about having a government job, but that story isn't in the news. My interest is in the proper allocation of tax funds. The arrangements that private employers make with their employees is a matter that should concern only the parties involved.