Goverment officials and money 5 replies

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Admiral Donutz VIP Member

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#1 14 years ago

What do you think about the fact that goverment officials are still getting payed for several months (i believe about a year) when they resign or are fired? Is it justified that they keep continue their full salary "because they can't find a new job that easily"(its the goverments official argument) or do you think that they can easily find a new job and that this encourage goverments officials to sit with their fat ass in their expensive ecough infront of their plasma tv while still getting their salary? We once (a few years ago -1 or 2?-) had a minister or secretary who resigned when she was just 8 hours in service! :eek: and still she would get her full salary for about a year while see could sit herr ass off athome!! IMO goverment officials should just receive the same amount of money as every person without a job expet when they served the goverment fot atleast 2 years (then they would get 50-70% of their slary). This financial support would stop when they would find a job. Further more: ex goverment officials should activly apply for a new job (and prove it) just like every unimployed person by applying to atleast 4 jobs (i believe that is the current norm) per week! This way goverment officials would be treathed the same way as any other citizen. What are you thoughts? do you agree with me or do goverment officials deserve their "special" threathment?




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#2 14 years ago
Großadmiral Dönitzdo goverment officials deserve there "special" threathment?

Certainly not. We have the same problem in France. For example, Republic Presidents are payed as such for life. Giscard, who was president from 1974 to 1981, is still alive and still payed since 23 years! It's incredible. And of course, they allowed to have another job...This sucks.




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#3 14 years ago

I'm not sure. I imagine it is true that it is hard for them to get another job afterwards. It'd be a pretty daunting task hiring the former most powerful man in your country. However, as they knew this would be the case when they got into it, no, they should get the same deal as everyone does when they quit/are fired from a job. Other things that worry me regarding politicians and money are the benefits they get while they are employed. A TV show a while a go, I think it was on the BBC, showed how certain officials claimed travel expenses for things like first-class flights to their holiday destinations! Another good one was how they'd go to somewhere very expensive to eat their lunch every day and get that paid for.




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#4 14 years ago

Exactly what kind of government officials do you mean?

Most of government jobs pay less than their private industry equivalents, and I've never heard of supernumeral salaries.




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#5 14 years ago

yeah the govt officials are paid less salary but they work less too

most of the govt employees are lazy and take bribes, i hate them




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#6 14 years ago

I mean politicians (ministers, the primeminster/president, secretaries etc.) yes they get payed less then private industry equivalents but that doesn't take away the fact that they are allowed to sit at home when the resigned/where fired and get paid for over a year while they don't have to search & apply for a new job :S. If i get fired i get a very low financial support of the state AND I have to seach and apply for a new job on a very active bases (5 times a week or so, maybe even more).