City layoffs coming?

11/8/2007:

I got my copy of the memo from city business administrator Richard England yesterday (you didn’t know I worked for the city? – kidding). City employees were “advised” that “due to financial constraints” with the FY2008 budget, there is a “strong possibility” that layoffs may have to occur.

I know some people what were laid off from their companies in the past. Is it common practice to issue this kind of memo to invoke fear in the employees? Or would this be considered a “political stunt”?

We all know there are discussions circulating around that our budget is bloated, and there are possibly dead-end jobs that are wasting tax-payer money. Is that really the case?

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68 Comments on "City layoffs coming?"


Margaret
Member
7 years 11 months ago

Titles, Titles TITLES that is where the $ go. The real workers
who get out and DO their jobs without titles are the first to
get DOWNSIZED…then it goes UP the ladder, and by the time the first rung or second rung is done, new people get to take over.
Wish it would change and the TITLES with the DOLLAR SIGNS attached got TAKEN DOWN FIRST…IT WOULD SAVE A CONSIDERABLE amount of the taxpayers money, instead of bleeding the people who are already bleeding.

The powers that be start the blame game. First the people who live in subsidized housing that are struggling, (that includes the fire victims this year, TWICE)…then the School Children get attacked (same LADDER) and the LAY OFF never gets to middle management or “Titles!”

ONE JOB and perhaps PARTICIPATION in another job where WORK is actually done should be ENOUGH for anybody to survive here.
It never is…

Margaret

andynnj
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andynnj
8 years 3 months ago

[quote comment=”89420″]It has always been the practice that the “little guy” gets hit the hardest in this town, I know I was one of them. Demotions? Well, it’s about time for those administrators who claim to have the City’s best interest at heart who have really paved their way in gold to continue to preach about how we must all see the positive. Well, hopefully now they will have to “see the positive” and maybe kick back some of their ridiculously high salaries. JMHO, but you will see the resurgance (sp) of these jobs as soon as a new Mayor and/or Council is elected. Same old, same old, and yes, I am BNR truly disgusted with the corruption and so-called disavowing of knowledge that this travesty of an administration stands for. Hopefully whoever is elected can manage to put the City back on track. I don’t envy him/her.

:lol:[/quote]

You are probably right – if you are not connected and/or make little money, your job will go first. That’s how the bigger fish cover their asses.
I met the “director” of the “hoboken office of vital statistics” a few weeks ago. WhyTF does Hoboken need an office of vital statistics and why does a 2-person office need a “director?”

BarbaraR56
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BarbaraR56
8 years 3 months ago

It has always been the practice that the “little guy” gets hit the hardest in this town, I know I was one of them. Demotions? Well, it’s about time for those administrators who claim to have the City’s best interest at heart who have really paved their way in gold to continue to preach about how we must all see the positive. Well, hopefully now they will have to “see the positive” and maybe kick back some of their ridiculously high salaries. JMHO, but you will see the resurgance (sp) of these jobs as soon as a new Mayor and/or Council is elected. Same old, same old, and yes, I am BNR truly disgusted with the corruption and so-called disavowing of knowledge that this travesty of an administration stands for. Hopefully whoever is elected can manage to put the City back on track. I don’t envy him/her. 😆

Colonblow
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Colonblow
8 years 10 months ago

UPYURS, WHY DO YOU ASK (and what’s up with the caps)?

upyurs
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upyurs
8 years 10 months ago

HEY COLONBLOW DID U VOTE FOR OPEN SPACE IN HOBOKEN

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