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#1 Hum

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Posted 26 December 2012 - 23:21

Basketball coach

Earnings: $1,200,000
Where:SUNY Binghamton, NY

Kevin Broadus, who had a five-year $1 million contract, was let go from his job as head coach for little-known SUNY Binghamton men’s basketball team in 2009 over an ethics scandal. He sued the school for discrimination, and received a $1.2 million buyout to drop the suit. Taxpayers got to pick up all the legal bills too. In June, Broadus was hired as an assistant coach at Georgetown, where he has worked previously.


Hospital Rainmaker

Earnings: $841,557
Where:University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center

Retiring from his position as head of the medical center at UT Southwestern in 2008, C. Kern Wildenthal now devotes most of his time and effort to “philanthropic pursuits” for the medical center as "assistant to the president for community affairs", according to a press release. With $841,557 earnings in 2010, the university must have been feeling philanthropic towards him, as well.

Chancellor

Earnings: $813,892
Where:University of Texas System

Even with budget cuts, Chancellor Francisco G. Cigarroa hasn’t given up his fat salary. The total cost to employ Cigarroa in 2009 was $813,892, according to The Chronicle of Higher Education.

Prison Doctor

Earnings: $784,596
Where:High Desert State Prison, CA


Prison Psychiatrist

Earnings: $737,057
Where:Stockton, California

CEO and vice president hospital affairs

Earnings: $721,043
Where:Stonybrook Hospital, NY

Prison Dentist

Earnings: $621,971
Where:Avenal State Prison, CA

Chancellor

Earnings: $560,038
Where:City University of New York

As CUNY deals with $205 million in budget cuts, and Chancellor Matthew Goldstein proposes raising tuition on some 533,000 students in the system, he maintains earnings of $560,000.

Chief Investment Officer

Earnings: $480,000
Where:Teacher Retirement System, TX

Executive Director

Earnings: $343,608
Where:Citizens Property Insurance Corp., FL (Florida’s public insurance provider)

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#2 xendrome

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Posted 26 December 2012 - 23:27

Prison Dentist

Earnings: $621,971
Where:Avenal State Prison, CA


Base salary was $224,306, "$594,976 was for more than 2 1/2 years worth of unused sick time" right from the article

also the "Prison Dentist" "Timothy Malan earned $621,971 in 2009, although more than half of that was from accrued leave he received in one lump when he left the department. "

While a lot of these guys are getting paid too much the half-post above is misleading read the whole list before you post a comment.

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Posted 26 December 2012 - 23:41

I am clearly in the wrong profession.

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Posted 27 December 2012 - 01:13

I'm SHOCKED nobody mentioned Teachers!!!!! ABSOLUTELY SHOCKED.

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Posted 27 December 2012 - 01:19

Base salary was $224,306, "$594,976 was for more than 2 1/2 years worth of unused sick time" right from the article

also the "Prison Dentist" "Timothy Malan earned $621,971 in 2009, although more than half of that was from accrued leave he received in one lump when he left the department. "

While a lot of these guys are getting paid too much the half-post above is misleading read the whole list before you post a comment.


base ~230k/year
sick time ~200k/year @ 3 years = ~$600k

$600000 worth of bankable sick days for 3 years is ok? so he gets what? 6 months worth of sick days a year that he can bank?

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Posted 27 December 2012 - 01:22

I should think that working in a prison, you'd be getting something extra for 'hazard pay'.

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Posted 27 December 2012 - 01:24

A drop in to ocean compared to what people are routinely paid to play with a ball all day.

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Posted 27 December 2012 - 01:25

A drop in to ocean compared to what people are routinely paid to play with a ball all day.


they're not public employees paid by taxes.

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Posted 27 December 2012 - 01:27

^ Yeah, only the general public is fleeced, thru ticket sales. :laugh:

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Posted 27 December 2012 - 01:41

Chancellor

Earnings: $813,892
Where:University of Texas System

Even with budget cuts, Chancellor Francisco G. Cigarroa hasn’t given up his fat salary. The total cost to employ Cigarroa in 2009 was $813,892, according to The Chronicle of Higher Education.


Yup. What makes this even worse is that his name is on my diploma hanging on my wall.

And soon, his name will be on my second diploma, hanging on my wall.

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Posted 27 December 2012 - 09:51

base ~230k/year
sick time ~200k/year @ 3 years = ~$600k

$600000 worth of bankable sick days for 3 years is ok? so he gets what? 6 months worth of sick days a year that he can bank?


Wait... In the US, you get paid sick days, when you're not sick!?

In the UK, sick pay is paid instead of regular pay when you are sick, and not paid at all if you're not sick (because you're getting your regular pay!)... The only accrued extra pay you can get is for unused holiday/vacation days...

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Posted 27 December 2012 - 14:18

^ Yeah, only the general public is fleeced, thru ticket sales. :laugh:


True, but at least you have the choice to get fleeced or not.
I dont have the choice to pay taxes :(

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Posted 27 December 2012 - 14:31

True, but at least you have the choice to get fleeced or not.
I dont have the choice to pay taxes :(


Sure you do! You don't have to pay them if you don't want to! OK, you'll go to jail if you don't, but it's still a choice! ;)

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Posted 27 December 2012 - 14:34

base ~230k/year
sick time ~200k/year @ 3 years = ~$600k

$600000 worth of bankable sick days for 3 years is ok? so he gets what? 6 months worth of sick days a year that he can bank?


No, it means that over the course of his career, he accrued 3 years of unused sick time. Could've taken 20 years to do that. He is 67 years old.

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True, but at least you have the choice to get fleeced or not.
I dont have the choice to pay taxes :(


Stadiums and arenas are usually paid for with tax increases on the city where they play.

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Posted 27 December 2012 - 14:43

Yea in the US they get allocated so many every year and can take "sick" days off without being sick too