|Some People Love to Chug Kool Aid--even if it makes them look foolish to do so....|
Some people are true believers, they love to chug the Kool Aid. In fact, they love the Kool Aid so much they shotgun it by the pitcher like frenzied spring-breakers shotgunning canned-beer at the beach in six-tubed bongzillas....
Some of these folks, had they been around in 1978, would have rushed to the front to chug the Kool Aid in Jonestown. They would have knocked Jim Jones out of the way and said "Me First!"
These are the Kool Aid Chuggers.
Chuggers are simpletons that are gullible, believe the propaganda they are fed, and spew out talking
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Take for example the guy I discussed in a previous entry to this blog. He talks a lot about how he makes no money, gets no raises, thinks nobody wants him to get raises, etc. etc. To hear it from this guy, you'd almost think he is on food stamps, working weekends at the Flea Market selling apples from a cart, buying his clothes at the second-hand rummage shop, and eating from the soup kitchen on skid row! But wait!!, lo and behold, I come across his W-2s for the last several years and what do you know---he has clocked an average of a 10% year over year pay increase for each of the last three years in a row! 10% per year!!! (Who in the world would realize ten percent pay increases, year over year, for multiple years running in a string, and then beyatch about someone who got a 4% raise once in three years? Who the hell would do this?!?, Well the answer is-- a Kool Aid chugger would!
But now I'm told that this same individual is "upset" because other constitutional officers (like his boss the sheriff) received raises totaling a little over 4% this year. Okay, I'm not Einstein, but here's a quiz: What is a better pay increase...4% or 10%? Doesn't take a genius to work that one out, unless you are a Kool Aid Chugger going through life with blinders on like a horse at the racetrack running around in circles forever.....
So again, to refresh this Kool Aid guzzler's memory, here was his pay for the last several years: Put down the Kool Aid and pay attention:
$40,420.66 (total compensation paid excluding side work which is accounted for via 1099 form that is provided by any private company that pays off-duty wages)
$45,665.39 (total compensation paid excluding side work which is accounted for via 1099 form that is provided by any private company that pays off-duty wages)
$49,884.67 (total compensation paid excluding side work which is accounted for via 1099 form that is provided by any private company that pays off-duty wages)
So yes, this guy clocked increases of 10% per year over the last several years ( I do not have his latest W-2 yet, for 2017)
Okay, now here is where the chugger (and fellow travelers, uh, I mean chuggers) must pay attention--here are the BCC pay increase percentages over the last three years, and the sheriff's pay increases over the last three years (which, by the way neither the sheriff nor the BCC has any control over--these salaries are set by the state.....)
Pay increases Sheriff: Pay Increases BCC
2014 $144,171.00 2014 $76,697.00
2015 $144, 521.00 (.028%--approx.) 2015 $76,960.00 (.028%--approx.)
2016 $144,940.00 (.03%---approx.) 2016 $77,270.00 (.03%---approx.)
2017 $151,139.00 (4.25%--approx.) 2017 $80,664.00 (4.25%--approx.)
3 yr. avg increase = (1.436%---approx) 3 yr. avg increase = (1.436%---approx)
So, I guess if this guy still can't figure out he is clocking much bigger increases year over year than his boss and the rest of the constitutional officers like Commissioners are realizing--maybe there is no helping him. Although he is entitled to his own opinion--he is not entitled to his own facts because #Factsmatter.