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> West Berks Council CEO paid more than Prime Minister, Good for him!
Sherlock
post May 16 2013, 07:38 PM
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It's easy to be critical but I think we should all congratulate Nick Carter, West Berks CEO, he's worth every penny! Well done to the Conservative majority for having the guts to reward the man properly in the face of huge cuts.

http://www.newburyandthatchamchronicle.co....-rakes-in-175k/
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post May 16 2013, 07:51 PM
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Is sherlock being ironic?
These salaries are out of all proportion IMO; I see the recently departed Reading Council
Chief was on £300k+.
Totally unacceptable; hope his replacement is on nowhere near that. angry.gif
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post May 16 2013, 08:09 PM
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post May 16 2013, 08:15 PM
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Ironic? Certainly not.

£175,000 is a pittance compared with the £5 million that the Centrica CEO Sam Laidlaw recently paid himself out of our hugely increased energy bills.

http://www.guardian.co.uk/business/2013/ma...-gas-price-rise

It's brainlessly easy for Laidlaw's company to make huge profits, they just rack up the bills and we have no choice but pay them.

Nick Carter, on the other hand, is faced with managing cuts, pay freezes, Eric Pickles and very low Council Tax increases in the face of constant criticism from whingers like us.

He really is worth ever penny when compared with Laidlaw or even wasters like multi-millionaire Cameron, who doesn't even have a government department to run (and, to boot, inherited many of his millions from his tax dodging pater!).

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-21...ment-funds.html

Who could possibly disagree?
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post May 16 2013, 10:07 PM
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Before all those out in forum land start bleating, just remember this, "we're all in this together", sorry I just weed myself laughing !


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post May 16 2013, 11:34 PM
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QUOTE (Sherlock @ May 16 2013, 09:15 PM) *
It's brainlessly easy for Laidlaw's company to make huge profits, they just rack up the bills and we have no choice but pay them.

And you have a choice wether to pay the rates or not? sad.gif
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post May 17 2013, 09:23 AM
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Brown nosing Nick Carter - Perhaps Sherlock is User23 in disguise!
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post May 17 2013, 11:14 AM
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I don't have gas, so what the CEO of a private company like Centrica is paid is of no real concern to me. Whereas the West Berks CEO is a public servant, I thought.
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post May 17 2013, 11:27 AM
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QUOTE (JeffG @ May 17 2013, 12:14 PM) *
I don't have gas, so what the CEO of a private company like Centrica is paid is of no real concern to me. Whereas the West Berks CEO is a public servant, I thought.

Centrica supply to business too, so you might be paying, but indirectly.
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post May 17 2013, 04:08 PM
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QUOTE (JeffG @ May 17 2013, 12:14 PM) *
I don't have gas, so what the CEO of a private company like Centrica is paid is of no real concern to me. Whereas the West Berks CEO is a public servant, I thought.


So was Mr **** of Kennet School yet no-one complains at his 150k+ a year.


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post May 18 2013, 01:17 AM
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QUOTE (motormad @ May 17 2013, 05:08 PM) *
So was Mr **** of Kennet School yet no-one complains at his 150k+ a year.

yeah but he's a 'Super Head' and someone that all heads at crap inner city ghetto schools should aspire to... a leading light.... a beacon.. worth every penny etc etc.

Except that, like JeffG who doesn't have gas so doesn't give a monkey's how much the CEO is being paid, I don't have kids that go to school any more so I would rather they were paid a wage that was down several notches closer to the Average Joe's level of take home.. They have all those school holidays after all and yet they're still paid astronomical salaries...

So I wouldn't say "nobody complains at his £150k a year salary"...... I complain about it big style....

It did make me wince when I read that a Council officer at Reading BC was getting around the £300k mark... That, quite frankly, is unbelievable for a public servant. HOW can somebody be worth that much?
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post May 18 2013, 08:19 AM
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QUOTE (motormad @ May 17 2013, 05:08 PM) *
So was Mr **** of Kennet School yet no-one complains at his 150k+ a year.

I think they did, actually, especially when his success achieved when awards were handed out like confetti and for random subjects! tongue.gif
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post May 18 2013, 09:13 AM
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QUOTE (spartacus @ May 18 2013, 02:17 AM) *
It did make me wince when I read that a Council officer at Reading BC was getting around the £300k mark... That, quite frankly, is unbelievable for a public servant. HOW can somebody be worth that much?

Simple answer - a public servant can't be worth that much. The question to ask is how the elected councillors allow these kind of wages to be paid, and that's because we're electing self-serving party sheep who have neither the whit nor inclination to pull the emergency cord on the runaway local government gravy train.


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post May 18 2013, 09:43 PM
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Well said Simon
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post May 19 2013, 05:46 PM
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QUOTE (Simon Kirby @ May 18 2013, 10:13 AM) *
Simple answer - a public servant can't be worth that much. The question to ask is how the elected councillors allow these kind of wages to be paid, and that's because we're electing self-serving party sheep who have neither the whit nor inclination to pull the emergency cord on the runaway local government gravy train.


Spot on Simon but you have to understand that you don't try to stop something that you are part of and benefit from. Funny how Dannyboy and User are reluctant to come forward with the usual defense on this one? I just wonder how the spin this one will evolve? rolleyes.gif


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post May 19 2013, 06:31 PM
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QUOTE (Simon Kirby @ May 18 2013, 10:13 AM) *
Simple answer - a public servant can't be worth that much. (£300kp/a)


Not a single one, in any circumstances? 'Public Servant' covers more than CEO of a local Authority, after all.....
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post May 19 2013, 06:55 PM
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QUOTE (NWNREADER @ May 19 2013, 07:31 PM) *
Not a single one, in any circumstances? 'Public Servant' covers more than CEO of a local Authority, after all.....

Well, let me qualify my answer: I can imagine situations where individuals of exceptional talent and ability may by choice be working in the public service and doing truly remarkable work, and were they to work in private industry they would rake in that kind of money and better, but as a matter of principle I don't accept that public servants should be paid anything like that much, and so either the exceptional individuals work for less than they could make elsewhere in the selfless service of the public, or else we rub along with the best we can get for the money - I'm thinking £120k is a reasonable maximum in a civilised society - still something like 10x the lowest paid in public service.

And the high-earners? I'm guessing there are exceptional scientists, legal professionals, doctors, and economists who could earn very well in private industry and may by choice and conviction work in public service. Feel free to convince me otherwise, but I feel that £120k will buy all the brilliance needed in any local government administrator.


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post May 20 2013, 09:40 AM
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Working in the public sector is never for the good of the people.. at the end of the day they are jobs and I don't believe they should be capped "just because"..

I bet you lot wouldn't turn down the job if you got offered it and were capable of it.

At the end of the day, going back to Mr ****, he got as we said, £150k+ a year and when to be honest, any good parent (as in, understands life, how children work etc and has good leadership skills) could keep a school in check.

And yes that is challenge accepted.


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post May 20 2013, 10:06 AM
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QUOTE (motormad @ May 20 2013, 10:40 AM) *
At the end of the day, going back to Mr ****, he got as we said, £150k+ a year and when to be honest, any good parent (as in, understands life, how children work etc and has good leadership skills) could keep a school in check.

And there are loads of them about! tongue.gif
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post May 20 2013, 11:53 AM
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QUOTE (Cognosco @ May 19 2013, 06:46 PM) *
Spot on Simon but you have to understand that you don't try to stop something that you are part of and benefit from. Funny how Dannyboy and User are reluctant to come forward with the usual defense on this one? I just wonder how the spin this one will evolve? rolleyes.gif

I don't care howe much he is paid.

Good luck to him I say.
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