Community college district to make tough cuts
Original post made on Apr 11, 2013
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on Apr 11, 2013 at 3:20 pm
What a drag. Knowing all the Foothill people and feeling their pain, this is a very sad day; and one seeing poor quality management skills. How much has gone into new digs and squandered and why? One can say well that's not the operational budget, but when factoring in the furniture over many positions that was new, and a function of the operational budget, one sees money flying out the window where preservation of staff could have been a hallmark. So sad because Foothill is one of the best and finest and yet here we see dysfunction in light of hundreds of millions spent on new infrastructure and the support services per employee that had to be new. Those infrastructure will be laid aside languishing, a sunk cost just waiting to ether go to the junk man or get utilized. No staff, its a waste that adds up daily.
Sounds to me they need new blood in the high ranks. My friend Dr. Horowitz has it spot on, they make mistakes and the staff take it in the chin with millions in sunk costs that are about to be junked.
on Apr 12, 2013 at 2:43 pm
this is CA comminity collges for you - overpaid administration & faculty
do you know that a librarian (non-faculty) at those colleges makes much more than a library (faculty) in the CSU system?
on Apr 12, 2013 at 6:40 pm
Actually most staff are underpaid making about 30k a year on average. I hate to spill the beans here but what is a real problem are those who retire then come back to teach again its a form of Double Dipping called Title 9. But then again since teachers do not get social security they have to rely on teaching until dead. The other drag are executive pay because then there is a 6 figure pension involved. Most regular staff get a 5 figure pension and just make it in our expensive Bay Area. I know a teacher who retired (big mistake) lives off her annuity that age 70 she will have to take it all thanks to the IRS and no SSI. I know a staff person retired making about 60k in pension and with Social Security barely making it month to month. I know an executive with a million dollar home a 250k pension plus social security living on easy street. Pay parity is needed but the union refuses which is another problem.