The publication of TVA salaries proved one rumor that has been floating around TVA for some time. To make money at TVA, you need to either go into management or move around. Management has a higher salary than workers – no news there, that’s to be expected. It’s the salaries of those employees that move around compared to those that stay in one place that proves the rumor.
You can’t tell that just by looking at the TimesFreePress’s list but if you work at TVA, it’s obvious. Simple put: it doesn’t pay to become an expert in any process or task. The money is in moving around or go into management. The news to TVA employees from TFP’s list of salaries: Don’t waste your time becoming an expert or knowledgeable about any task at TVA, move around or go into management.
Two people start work at TVA. One moves around to a different position every three years – but doesn’t go into management – just moves to different jobs at the same level. The other stays at the same job and become an expert. At the end of ten years the one that moved around will make more than the expert. It’s in the salaries listing the TFP was so kind to publish. You can be sure all the ones that have become experts in their field see it, feel really stupid and financially unappreciated.
Comparing congressional staff pay is interesting and informative but that is like comparing how much you send on a product with no mention of what the product is suppose to do. Missing from this story:
Since Chucky got elected 3rd district rep, he has made news pushing for reductions of capital gains tax for his fat cat backers, but we read very little of funding for the Chickamauga lock project. Oak Ridge lives or dies on appropriated money but Chucky and his Tea Party cohorts are against that sort of thing.
Order of importance and priority to both Chucky and DesJarlais is first, the Tea Party, and then the fat cat moneybags that are backing them, and then the Republican Party, and then last and the least, the people they are suppose to represent.
"Everything Obama Knows About The Economy" is no joke. It represents the right-wing extremist point of view. If you don’t see things their way, you have no opinion. The pages of the book are blank because that is all the Teabaggers see in any opposition. No matter how much merit there may be to the opposition’s argument, unless it conforms to the right wing’s expectations, it is invisible. It is blank.
It’s symptomatic of what is wrong with Congress, today. What is suppose to be a deliberative body, has become dysfunctional because the Teaparty faction in the House will not deliberate or compromise with what they view as a blank slate.