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I -- -- -- -- of overtime abuses before other city jobs that pay a pretty penny in overtime on top of the normal salary will listen to this.
There's a report that shows that one Chicago city employee made more than 91000.
Dollars in overtime last year.
His base salary is 77000.
Dollars by the -- he's not the only one.
In Chicago alone 223 city employees -- more than 30000 dollars each and -- -- last year.
What happens in your city you are paying -- with your tax dollars -- this is a huge problem here you agree with me.
-- all star Alderman Joseph -- great at -- Handed grew really need before I -- Now what is the world with me.
-- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- I think this is serious issue because -- -- that this report came out we kind of both rolled our eyes on and -- neither of us right -- decided depending that this was okay.
Overtime pay we just talked about -- -- -- police communications operator I don't know what that is -- they had overtime pay of 91000 dollars.
And a salary of 77 and a police detective that 76000.
On a salary of 87.
It starts to make you think that this is this is normal what do you think about this.
Well I think what it does is shows that he overtime should be there for good reason when people are working hard and are asked to work longer hours or should get paid -- appropriately but when you have abuse of that system.
That it takes out from the the men and women they're actually -- should be getting paid overtime for actually working more than eight hours a day.
And so I think this abuse is it its right -- the taxpayers as you said Melissa it goes right to their pocketbooks and how can you be making more over time.
The -- making on your base salary.
Time and that is what the mechanics of that -- I'm looking at that we have the department of water management operating engineer.
Who made over time 63000 dollars at a salary of 91.
But a lot of them as you said they're over time.
Is more than their base salary -- can't abuse.
See I don't know if it's legal is it abuse what makes -- abuse.
Well because let's take for instance I would prefer to have more people working that are unemployed right now.
You know you're looking at one and a half -- dared to times that that that -- amount double the amount that someone makes so what we're doing is -- some overtime and perhaps you -- -- -- Some another individual.
Saving taxpayer dollars and still getting the job done.
Rather than having somebody perhaps you don't dilute and taking the day and not getting as much done as they could be not being -- to prop productive.
And then extending their pay and in fact not doing what they can do an eight hour so that's why would look at it -- One part of this is abuse.
The second part is again as I said let's get more people to work then pay ridiculous amounts of more time and having more employees rather less.
What but actually cost more to the taxpayer because -- you hire another person.
They -- incur the cost of all of their benefits and health care and pension and everything else a larger way.
I mean that actually -- -- more expensive than paying someone else overtime and a lot of people may quickly case.
That you know 911 operators prisons mental hospitals.
You know facilities for the developmentally disabled that -- -- places that are staffed 24 hours today.
And that's what you end up with all this -- -- because you're trying to find someone who asked to work in the middle of the night.
You know it's going to be an employee his training can work they can't just sub someone -- Right but -- I mean I I go back to being efficient -- And and and looking at those efficiencies were not -- and do we really want and I don't -- operator working thirteen fourteen and fifteen hours a day.
No in no -- an individual can be that sharp on the fourteen faster shift when we want sharp people responding.
Tonight what one calls so I think would be -- we're tripping over dollars a pick up dimes Melissa it would be more efficient that we had employees perhaps -- there's respect -- the mourn their benefits.
But -- more efficient doing their job more efficient it would save taxpayer dollars in the long run.
And I don't what you think we're picking on your city and and we have some for New York as well a nurse at Bedford hills correctional facility in Westchester.
There over time salary was a 150000.
Dollars they're being -- -- that was 58000.
Dollars -- me now when I thought was.
Was one of the craziest well thanks for coming -- even if you know we work -- it's still -- That where it is fun and we'll find something real information disagree about next week are I think it's coming -- -- -- -- -- coming up on.