HookEm1...you said "The employees of Victoria College are already among the highest paid and compensated people in this town". I'm not sure where you got that information...please cite your sources.
Also, take into consideration that practically all of the instructors have Masters degrees in their subject areas (required by accreditation agencies) and many have their Doctorates. That fact, in and of itself, would tend to skew any comparisons.
Everyone should just calm down...read the article again and it says that raises are just an OPTION that trustees are looking at. That's what they are supposed to do at this point. If...and when...VC employees get a raise....THEN you can start with the histrionics and chest-beating.
The VC Board needs to pull their collective heads out of the sand and get back to reality. I didn't get raise this year and neither should they.
But those in the Public sector are more important than taxpayers! Didn't you know that! Not only do they draw early retirement benefits, low cost health insurance, they now deserve more cash compensation as well.
As a taxpayer, I'm am sick of the bureaucrats working me to death. Backlash? It may be coming soon....
What are you talking about when you say "cost of living" increases??
The federal government said that those on Social Security would not get an increase in 2011 or 2012 because there was NO COL increase.
Why are public employees getting COL increase when those on SSN are not???
Public employees need to pay their fair share of their health insurance just like private sector employees do.
Call this exactly what it is!The members of this board have the power to take money away from the citizens of this county and give it to the public employees of Victoria College.".. the college's pay has not been in line with the cost of living increases, Butler says.""Butler emphasized the importance of offering competitive wages to attract the best employees to the college."
The employees of Victoria College are already among the highest paid and compensated people in this town. It is ethically, morally and economically wrong to take from other citizens (most of whom earn less) and give it to these people. There is absolutely no justification for this!