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NJ Teacher who complained to Gov. Chris Christie she deserved $83k actually makes $86k
The Washington Examiner ^ | 5/28/10 | Mark Hemingway

Posted on 05/28/2010 6:42:06 AM PDT by dalight

Well, it turns out that that very teacher that claimed to be unfairly compensated, and that she would love to make $83,000, actually gets a salary of $86,389. Plus healthcare. plus pension. In totality, it amounts to well over $100,000 per year.(Analysis from theblogprof)


TOPICS: Extended News; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: arth; articledate05262010; bloggersandpersonal; christie; publicschools; publicunions; ritawilson; teachersalary; unions
Ouch, that's gotta hurt.
1 posted on 05/28/2010 6:42:06 AM PDT by dalight
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To: dalight

If she can’t live on 87K plus bennies, maybe she can get a job down the shore over summer break....


2 posted on 05/28/2010 6:43:43 AM PDT by silverleaf
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To: dalight

I’d grant her request. $3k a year in savings adds up.


3 posted on 05/28/2010 6:43:59 AM PDT by Renderofveils (My loathings are simple: stupidity, oppression, crime, cruelty, soft music. - Nabokov)
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To: dalight

Jesus Wept! I know a full professor at a University that’s making that.


4 posted on 05/28/2010 6:45:03 AM PDT by CholeraJoe (Don't mess with Aunt Karen when she's been drinking)
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To: dalight

If she’s that dumb that she rants about her pay without knowing what she makes... I’d fire her. She’s clearly lacking critical thinking skills and not qualified to teach.


5 posted on 05/28/2010 6:45:10 AM PDT by brownsfan (The average American: Uninformed, and unconcerned.)
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To: dalight
I found this posted on InstaPundit and linked to theblogprof which gives a nice chart. The link above is bust.

NJ Teacher who complained of low pay to Gov. Chris Christie makes >$100,000 with benefits

6 posted on 05/28/2010 6:45:29 AM PDT by dalight
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To: dalight
Yes, it's ALL about HER.

Otters are losing their jobs, paying for a portion of their benefits and still SHE CAN'T GET ENOUGH or think enough of herself. These are GREEDY, LAZY robots who should be FIRED. They are so entitled, it's ridiculous!

7 posted on 05/28/2010 6:46:02 AM PDT by nmh (Intelligent people recognize Intelligent Design (God).)
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To: dalight

Not the sharpest tool in the shed.


8 posted on 05/28/2010 6:47:06 AM PDT by 2banana (My common ground with terrorists - they want to die for islam and we want to kill them)
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To: silverleaf
maybe she can get a job down the shore over summer break....
I'm old enough to remember when many teachers had to get summer jobs. Painting houses was a favorite.
9 posted on 05/28/2010 6:48:44 AM PDT by oh8eleven (RVN '67-'68)
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To: dalight

ping


10 posted on 05/28/2010 6:49:27 AM PDT by wintertime
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To: brownsfan

i think she was just trying to “bear false witness”. Pretending to speak for the less fortunate


11 posted on 05/28/2010 6:49:50 AM PDT by 4rcane
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To: 2banana

It takes a real moron to complain about making 86k a year for doing a part time job. Summers off, endless days off during the year. Sucks to be she.


12 posted on 05/28/2010 6:50:43 AM PDT by shelterguy
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To: dalight
The only way that may not be a lot of money is if this teacher is into some really overpriced housing. But, hey if the government hadn't totally jacked up the housing market, your house payment might be half of what it is, and you'd be enjoying at $2000/mo pay increase. Live by the sword...
13 posted on 05/28/2010 6:51:17 AM PDT by throwback ( The object of opening the mind, as of opening the mouth, is to shut it again on something solid)
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To: oh8eleven

Many of our elementary teachers are young and single, and either teach summer schools (pretty good pay), get summer jobs in resorts, or travel to Europe during the summer. They are off almost 2 solid months.


14 posted on 05/28/2010 6:51:19 AM PDT by silverleaf
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To: 4rcane

“i think she was just trying to “bear false witness”. Pretending to speak for the less fortunate”

Then she was being dishonest, not making it clear that’s what she was doing. Also grounds for dismissal in my book.


15 posted on 05/28/2010 6:51:54 AM PDT by brownsfan (The average American: Uninformed, and unconcerned.)
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To: dalight

Oh my!


16 posted on 05/28/2010 6:52:53 AM PDT by Ballygrl
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To: dalight

Plus summers off!


17 posted on 05/28/2010 6:53:58 AM PDT by b4its2late (Why does a slight tax increase cost you $200 and a substantial tax cut save you 30 cents?)
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To: silverleaf

My two sons are teachers. While I’d like to say that they answered a “higher calling”, the biggest draw was summers off.


18 posted on 05/28/2010 6:58:54 AM PDT by oh8eleven (RVN '67-'68)
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To: shelterguy

she think she’s is worth more.


19 posted on 05/28/2010 6:59:05 AM PDT by 4rcane
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To: oh8eleven

My kids’ teachers are heroes! I do not begudge them a long long vacation for all they put up with!

Its just the ones like Rita who whine about how much they are worth that bug me. As Gov Christie said- if you want to make more money, do something else!


20 posted on 05/28/2010 7:01:26 AM PDT by silverleaf
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To: dalight

Another Union thug gets outed.

Pray for America


21 posted on 05/28/2010 7:01:42 AM PDT by bray (No You Don't!)
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To: dalight

Ha! She probably would LIKE to make $83k after taxes.

Sorry, you live in NJ! Try moving to Alaska though, where $86k is actually $86k.


22 posted on 05/28/2010 7:02:52 AM PDT by delapaz
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To: dalight
She was obviously sent by the unions! What a joke...
23 posted on 05/28/2010 7:03:48 AM PDT by MeSpikeLibs (Wake me when the Obama nightmare is over.)
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To: dalight

This stupid woman probably thinks she doesn’t make 83K because she doesn’t take that home with her.


24 posted on 05/28/2010 7:06:26 AM PDT by tiki
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To: silverleaf
I do not begudge them a long long vacation for all they put up with!
Agreed. If I was a teacher I'd have been in jail a long time ago.
Their stories make me want to go in and and kick some butt ... both students and adults!
25 posted on 05/28/2010 7:06:28 AM PDT by oh8eleven (RVN '67-'68)
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To: dalight

These days some teachers might not realize that 86 is more than 83 without an answer book.


26 posted on 05/28/2010 7:12:01 AM PDT by Hacklehead (Liberalism is the art of taking what works, breaking it, and then blaming conservatives.)
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To: dalight

Rita Wilson is an idiot.


27 posted on 05/28/2010 7:13:40 AM PDT by rabscuttle385 (Live Free or Die)
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To: silverleaf

If she has her half of FICA and Medicare taken from her base and 15% withholding and no matching pension fund payments or healthcare payments, she takes home around 66K.


28 posted on 05/28/2010 7:15:23 AM PDT by tiki
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To: metmom

fyi


29 posted on 05/28/2010 7:24:19 AM PDT by rabscuttle385 (Live Free or Die)
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To: Hacklehead

“These days some teachers might not realize that 86 is more than 83 without an answer book.”

Or 86 = 83 if you feel that is the right answer. Self esteem and all of that.


30 posted on 05/28/2010 7:35:36 AM PDT by edh (I need a better tagline)
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To: rabscuttle385; 2Jedismom; 6amgelsmama; AAABEST; aberaussie; Aggie Mama; agrace; AliVeritas; ...

Sheesh, and some people wonder why we homeschool and don’t think that parents are qualified to teach their own children because they don’t have education degrees.

Figuring out that 86,000 is greater that 83,000 isn’t exactly rocket science.


31 posted on 05/28/2010 7:35:41 AM PDT by metmom (Welfare was never meant to be a career choice.)
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To: silverleaf

That much money for 3/4’s year of work with vacation, sick days, paid holidays, and weekends and nights off guaranteed?

What a crybaby.

I’d love it if mr. mm made the equivalent amount of money per hour worked.


32 posted on 05/28/2010 7:38:19 AM PDT by metmom (Welfare was never meant to be a career choice.)
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To: silverleaf

I’d love it if mr. mm made that much money NOW for a year’s worth of work.


33 posted on 05/28/2010 7:38:52 AM PDT by metmom (Welfare was never meant to be a career choice.)
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To: dalight

She could always move to Texas, I think a masters degree in teaching might get you 48K a year


34 posted on 05/28/2010 7:47:39 AM PDT by WhyisaTexasgirlinPA (I'd rather drink Tea than Koolaid)
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To: tiki
If she has ... taken from her base ... no matching pension fund payments ...

I work for a local gov't in NJ and have pension fund payments taken from my gross pay. I don't know about the teachers, though.

35 posted on 05/28/2010 7:48:11 AM PDT by ELS (Vivat Benedictus XVI!)
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To: dalight

She must be a diversity queen, who can’t do math.

Slash her pay to meet her demands.


36 posted on 05/28/2010 7:55:14 AM PDT by Grampa Dave (ILLEGAL IMMIGRATION IS DESTROYING AMERICA-LOOK AT WHAT IT DID TO THE WHITE HOUSE!)
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To: dalight
This old bag and her ilk are going to have a crap hemmorage when the monetary system (read fiat money) totally collapses in the not too distant future.

Greeks are paying up to $1700 per ounce buying British Sovereigns, while spot gold is $1208 as I am typing. I've got news for this educated beyond her native intelligence chick........your fat pension will be worthless in a few years, just like my social security checks will.

Nam Vet

37 posted on 05/28/2010 8:02:08 AM PDT by Nam Vet (Are you better off than you were 4 trillion dollars ago?)
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To: ELS

I don’t know either but I bet they do.

Poor woman probably thinks she only make around 60K a year.


38 posted on 05/28/2010 8:03:16 AM PDT by tiki
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To: silverleaf
I do not begudge them a long long vacation for all they put up with!

I'M WITH YOU!

I mean, here they go into a profession that for years has been portrayed as sitting around with a bunch of angels eager to learn, aceing test , and just generally behaving in a manner that would surprise anyone who only sees out-of control kids at malls and elsewhere.

Suddenly they are thrust into a situation where the kids behave as though they are still at the mall, out-of-control, a school board that won't support the teachers, low pay, long hours, all things no one knew about.

AND they can't leave, once they start as teachers, everytime they begin thinking about doing something else, someone shows up and threatens them and their familes, forcing them back into the salvery known as education.

Tough, tough life, once it is chosen.

There ought to be a law that obligates society to let them know that it won't be all peaches and cream BEFORE they take that first job in purgatory.

39 posted on 05/28/2010 8:04:18 AM PDT by Balding_Eagle (Overproduction, one of the top five worries of the American Farmer each and every year..)
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To: dalight

What a crybaby! After 5 years at an innercity school in Dallas I was barely making $30,000 in the 90s! Sheesh! What an NEA PLANT!!!


40 posted on 05/28/2010 8:29:19 AM PDT by pillut48 ("Calling ILLEGAL aliens "immigrants" is like calling shoplifters 'customers'!"-UCFRoadWarrior ><>)
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To: nmh

Otters are losing their jobs? This is outrageous, who would be cruel enough to put a cute little otter out in the stream without a job.


41 posted on 05/28/2010 9:15:41 AM PDT by RipSawyer (Trying to reason with a leftist is like trying to catch sunshine in a fish net at midnight.)
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To: metmom

Me too & with the benefits & retirement plan we would be able to stay in NJ instead of moving out.


42 posted on 05/28/2010 2:10:54 PM PDT by pandoraou812 (Obama as President is a DISASTER FOR AMERICA)
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To: Balding_Eagle
AND they can't leave, once they start as teachers, everytime they begin thinking about doing something else, someone shows up and threatens them and their familes, forcing them back into the salvery known as education.

What's that all about?

43 posted on 05/28/2010 2:15:36 PM PDT by metmom (Welfare was never meant to be a career choice.)
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To: metmom

Sarcasm?


44 posted on 05/28/2010 2:23:34 PM PDT by listenhillary (You might be a modern LIBERAL if you read 1984 & said "YEAH! That's the world that I want!")
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To: listenhillary

Beats me....


45 posted on 05/28/2010 2:24:59 PM PDT by metmom (Welfare was never meant to be a career choice.)
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To: metmom

Mockery.


46 posted on 05/28/2010 3:09:14 PM PDT by Balding_Eagle (Overproduction, one of the top five worries of the American Farmer each and every year..)
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To: Balding_Eagle

OK.

Hate to say it but reality is putting The Onion and Scrappleface out of business these days. Sometimes it’s hard to distinguish the two and knowing union tactics......


47 posted on 05/28/2010 6:50:34 PM PDT by metmom (Welfare was never meant to be a career choice.)
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