Pay lacks perspective
Published: Saturday, December 22, 2012, 8:56 p.m.
Updated: Tuesday, February 19, 2013
I cannot be the only one aghast to read that Kate Dewey will be paid $120,000 a year to manage Forbes Funds, a minor, “charitable” organization that counsels small nonprofits (“Forbes Funds president has history of defeating adversity,” Dec. 17 and TribLIVE.com).
Let's put that in perspective: Ms. Dewey earns significantly more than both Allegheny County Chief Executive Rich Fitzgerald or Pittsburgh Mayor Luke Ravenstahl. It's more than six times the median household annual income in my community, Braddock.
As mayor of my community, I earn $108.64 a month after taxes.
If the Forbes Funds were my nonprofit client, I would advise a self-imposed 50-percent pay cut for the director, along with a refresher in sensitivity training. My invoice is in the mail.
- Enviro leftist tactics
- Distorting or ill-informed
- Sadly missed, fondly remembered
- What am I paying for?
- Spanier’s pay shameful
- Diplomatic doublespeak
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