The backbone of the city is the blue collar workers and yet the Berry Administration gives a pay increase to the top level loyalists of Berry. Perry ordered all non-bargaining (non-union) units in the City to receive a 1% pay increase.
This may not seem like a lot but if you are Ray Schultz who makes in the neighborhood of $142,000.00 per year; this amounts to a pay increase of $1,420.00 per year. This does not include Schultz’s sick, vacation, and sell-back time. Schultz has been here for eight years (eight years too long). Schultz’s vacation hours will total around 1,280 hours and his sick leave hours will total around 768 hours. This is a grand total of 2,048 hours. Based on Schultz’s converted hourly rate of $68.26; this will bring his cash-out to a grand total of approximately $140,000.00. Now we need to add Schultz’s 1% pay increase; his cash-out just went up $1,400.00. This just adds insult to injury. So for the bleeding heart who thinks Schultz is being treated badly for ruining a once great police agency; know this, he will be greatly rewarded for his corrupt acts with a huge sell-back and pension that is absolutely shocking to the regular citizens of Albuquerque.
We wonder how much Schultz’s “consulting” Contract is worth. $55,000.00ish? Not bad; ruin a great police department and still receiving all of these bonuses…
But, this is all consistent with Berry’s way of doing business. Berry ALWAYS takes care of his supporters. Let’s see here; screw the little guy and give the money to the big dawgs who do not need it… And to the rich goes the spoils of a corrupt mayor. Even if you are a support of Berry; don’t you see a problem here? The pattern of corruption is repetitive.
An interesting and ironic twist to this is several unions in the metro area have endorsed Peter Dinelli for mayor when Dinelli has lauded himself over and over as a white collar manager for over 27 years in and outside of city services. Hopefully the membership of the unions are tired of getting screwed by white collar and hopefully they will make a responsible choice when they vote.