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EagleDog  
#21 Posted : Thursday, January 16, 2020 10:07:26 AM(UTC)

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I spent a year in school in San Francisco in the early 80's. It was a great city to be in. I still remember seeing the cheapest lofts in the city going for over $700/month. I can't imagine how ridiculously priced it is now.


Shouldn't be a problem for postal workers.
I heard about a mail handler who makes $223K a year :)

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#22 Posted : Thursday, January 16, 2020 10:11:16 AM(UTC)

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Unfortunately for those in places like San Francisco it is the argument that carries the floors of the postal union's national conventions. So locality pay is not even part of negotiations with management.


I always considered "locality pay" one of those benefits/perks that all feds get.
Except federal postal employees of course.
We're often excluded. The exception to the rule.
Because we're quasi and we're proud!

Most people here are probably too young to remember, but when Nixon died in 1994, the Postal
Service felt it was not covered by a presidential executive order (regarding a paid day of mourning).
The APWU grieved it and won. Thanks to the APWU, all postal employees are now covered.

So change can happen, but usually only through legislation or union intervention.
Often times very difficult and very slow (the APWU grievance took 4 years).

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#23 Posted : Thursday, January 16, 2020 6:46:37 PM(UTC)

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I thought the homeless on sidewalks was an LA thing?



No...it's more of a case where the cities are in Democratic control.

Not just an LA thing.
"Fear, not clemency, restrains the wicked."


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#24 Posted : Thursday, January 16, 2020 7:13:10 PM(UTC)
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No...it's more of a case where the cities are in Democratic control. not really

Not just an LA thing.


san diego mayor is a republican.



Postal employee (retired) 38 yrs who helps even if some do not believe me! I was a Steward, officer & trouble maker. Just Sayin'
roger.d  
#25 Posted : Thursday, January 16, 2020 8:07:38 PM(UTC)
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No...it's more of a case where the cities are in Democratic control. not really

Not just an LA thing.


san diego mayor is a republican.





Are they a RINO?

What is the makeup of the rest of the city leadership body?

Learn to discipline yourself, so someone else doesn't have to
GordonG  
#26 Posted : Thursday, January 16, 2020 8:25:38 PM(UTC)

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Nine districts

One lead by an Independent

Two lead by Republicans.

Six lead by Democrats.
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#27 Posted : Thursday, January 16, 2020 11:57:02 PM(UTC)

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Originally Posted by: GordonG Go to Quoted Post
it's more of a case where the cities are in Democratic control.


High taxes, sanctuary cities and streets covered in human feces.
No wonder they're all leaving for Texas.

But don't give up on California.
My money is on deep-thinking, clear-minded citizens like Leo DiCaprio and Alyssa Milano.
They'll figure it out.


Seadogg  
#28 Posted : Friday, January 17, 2020 4:29:33 AM(UTC)
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Conservatives love that they can talk about needles and feces recently, but the ultimate fact is that over the last century, the country's most productive and accomplished people have generally congregated in the blue cities.
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#29 Posted : Friday, January 17, 2020 6:02:18 AM(UTC)

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Conservatives love that they can talk about needles and feces recently, but the ultimate fact is that over the last century, the country's most productive and accomplished people have generally congregated in the blue cities.


Apples and oranges.

It doesn't take away from the FACT that the most filthiest disgusting cities tend to be managed and are being destroyed by policies under Democratic control.

But there's hope.

Have a great weekend.

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z165012  
#30 Posted : Sunday, January 19, 2020 1:52:32 PM(UTC)
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as far as location pay, it could be a thing...for hard to fill military positions, they had location pay...also in the military they 'paid' for housing (BAH), and that amount differed by the zip code of where you were stationed, so SF and NYC were typically the highest, then Alabama/Mississippi usually had the lower end of the scale...

the military had good 'incentive' pays built into the 'base' pay...many years my 'take home' pay was more than my 'base pay' before taxes...sea pay, sea pay kicker, tax free zone, hostile/fire pay, BAH, family separation pay, flight deck pay, search and rescue pay...these are all assorted pays one could get while on deployment...

when I got out, I had been offered a location that had $450 a month 'inventive' pay, that would have also qualified for sea duty (so sea pay, but no kicker), if married I would have gotten BAH for whatever location the family was located, and family sep pay...and I likely would have gotten a 'critical NEC' re-enlistment bonus with a decent multiplier, which would have equated to another $250+ per month of enlistment, a far cry from my $670 per month I got on my previous re-enlistment, as the multiplier goes down significantly with each enlistment, because one you have so many years in and get closer to retirement, they figure you will take less to stay around later in your 'career'
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