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When the city employees — mostly police officers — were called up by their reserve units, they each faced the suspension of city pay and benefits while they served.
In a bid to help out, the city proposed a plan to keep those benefits intact by allowing the workers to keep getting city paychecks, as long as they agreed to pay back either their city salary or their military pay — whichever was smaller — when they returned to work.
Nearly everyone took the deal.
But now the employees are being asked to make good on their salary refund promise, and in some cases they are being asked to pay back more than they took home.
The problem, officials said, is that the veterans are obligated to repay their gross salaries, even though a third of that pay went to taxes and other deductions.
Originally posted by D4rk Kn1ght
it would be even nicer if the goverment looked at the daily bloodshed and chaos soldiers see day in day out, and said to themselves; " Hey you know what? I would never of done that for this country, but they did. Lets cut them a big thank you cheque".
Never has it been more apparent than this war that soldiers and all forces are getting the very very thin edge of the wedge whilst the military industrial complex gets the big fat pay day end of the wedge.
No kit, no armour, no boots, no thanks, no praise... Just a tool to use as a sound bite at the next election or rally...
Originally posted by xpert11
This is absured to say the least. The offer to the reservists was shoody in IMO but they did choose to sign up on the dotted line.
The answers to this problem is simple pay the reservists more you cant tell me that the US government spends over half a trillon dollars on defence and it cant afford to pay its reservists more then a pitance. You cant argue that there is some gross incomptance at work.
Originally posted by bg_socalif
Reservists get the same pay as active duty when they are activated. So now they should be paid more than active duty folks?
Originally posted by XphilesPhan
And the government wonders why they cannot get recruits in the military. :shk:
How about a decent wage to people who do the MOST dangerous and hard job there is.