TOLL WORKERS ARE OVERPAID

For all you people crying about highly educated SKILLED teachers being overpaid. Why don't you focus your gripes on those who are really overpaid...like the UNSKILLED toll collectors on our turnpike. $19.50-$24.41 an hour to stand in a booth and collect money? And unlike teachers...toll workers are not REQUIRED BY THE STATE to get a bachelors and masters degree and their own cost.
http://www.toledoblade.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20110101/NEWS16/12...

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I was thinking the same thing. Thanks for posting it. Someone does not need to make 54k collecting money. That should be an entry level job, not a profession. Good teachers on the other hand should be paid great, bad teachers should be paid not so well.

Teacher Job Average Salary
Country Net Monthly Income constant 2005 US$ - weekly hours worked

U.S. average salary PPP $ 4,055 -36.6
UK median salary PPP $ 3,075 -32.5
Germany average salary PPP $ 3,065 -40.0
Australia average income PPP $ 2,793 -39.1
Korea average salary PPP $ 2,643 -39.7
Norway average income PPP $ 2,573
Japan average salary PPP $ 2,518
France median salary PPP $ 2,483
Canada average income PPP $ 2,238 -31.1
Finland average salary PPP $ 1,936 -36.4
Portugal average salary PPP $ 1,797 -24.4
Austria average salary PPP $ 1,537 -40.0
Italy average salary PPP $ 1,441
Thailand average salary PPP $ 1,216 -38.0
Kuwait average income PPP $ 1,207 -36.0
Peru average salary PPP $ 1,097
Philippines average salary PPP $ 1,069
Czech Republic average income PPP $ 1,042 -37.9
Mexico average income PPP $ 1,018 -38.0
Poland average income PPP $ 1,013 -25.0
Hungary average salary PPP $ 918
Latvia average income PPP $ 804 -31.4
Lithuania average salary PPP $ 788 -29.4
Brazil average income PPP $ 745 -22.3
Slovakia average income PPP $ 706 - 31.1
Romania average salary PPP $ 588 -38.8
http://www.worldsalaries.org/teacher.shtml

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They are not "toll collectors". They are CASHIERS. That's $8-12/hr, with few if any benefits.

We need to put a stop to this huge overcompensation of public employees before our government "borrows us to death" in order to continue paying these corrupt workers.

Damn, $24 an hour. That's almost what I made after 32 years at Jeep, and I'll bet "toll workers" aren't damn near crippled from their jobs. Guess I was in the wrong line of work. :-)

"We're all riding on the Hindenburg, no sense fighting over the window seats"-Richard Jenni

They have to stand there and inhale those exhaust fumes all day, plus handle all that filthy
money laden with disease. They should get paid more!

Excuse me but they should get more!!

I believe the biggest threat to their health is a sedintary lifestyle not car fumes or handling money.

MikeyA

"I believe the biggest threat to their health is a sedintary lifestyle not car fumes or handling money."

Do the sedentary local talk show hosts make 24/hour MikeyA?

Statements made are the opinion of the writer who is exercising his first amendment right to freedom of speech. Freedom of speech in the United States is protected by the First Amendment to the United States Constitution and are generally permitted.

When my tax money starts paying their salary or when their representative group makes them pay money in order to funnel it to campaigns is when I will care about talk show hosts wolfie.

MikeyA

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