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In for a shilling...

Translation of a post by Vaughan Roderick

Annual wages:

Chief Executive Merthyr Council (2009-2010 Budget £104 million):

£131,500

Chief Executive Ofcom (2009-2010 Budget £136.8 million):

£417,500

Chief Executive NASA (2009-2010 Budget $19.7 billion / £13.3 billion):

$177,000 / £119,000

Just sayin'

Comments

Anonymous said…
Stop Press! Public Sector is Overpaid!
Mitch said…
high public sector wages kill polar bears and make glaciers melt..its true al gore said it.
Plato said…
WTF??? NASA bloke gets £119k??

The Chief Constable of Norfolk Constabulary gets more than that - £132,708 Norfolk
Anonymous said…
Duly added to my list of things that make the UK a shit-hole
Roger Thornhill said…
Can we just stop this nonsense of Councils calling their head "CEO"? They don't sell to anyone, they have a captive market, they are rent-seekers, protection racketeers, ponces. A State-commissioned monopoly.

A CEO could lose their market and the organisation taken over - these people are just bureaucrats.

The job was, is and should be called "Town Clerk".

Once they are called what they really are - Town Clerks, the stupid salaries stand out even more.
Simon Dyda said…
Once they are called what they really are - Town Clerks, the stupid salaries stand out even more.

It bloody does as well! :D
Anonymous said…
Obviously working for NASA means you don't need to be 'World Class'. And therefore not worth as much.
microdave said…
Rather knocks on the head the oft quoted "We need to offer top rates to attract the best people" line, that these tossers spout, whenever ridiculous salaries like these are queried.
Lawson Narse said…
At $206,500 a year, Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger (R), who made hundreds of millions of dollars in Hollywood, gets a bigger state paycheck than any other governor, but he gives it back to California. Tennessee Gov. Phil Bredesen (D), founder of health insurer HealthAmerica, gives his $85,000 paycheck back to his home state, where he accumulated much of his wealth.
Anonymous said…
In fairness, the Bush years saw unprecedented cuts to NASA's budget and a determined efforts by the fundamentalist fringe of the GOP to drive out scientists. This comes on the back of ridiculous above-inflation increases in university tuition which has hit science programmes particularly badly.

The low salaries at NASA reflect a as many problems in the US (funding deficiencies, shortage of qualified scientists, political hostility to NASA, etc) as the high public sector salaries do in the UK.
Anonymous said…
when can we kill these fuckers?

If there is a list of executioners, can you please add me. If I have a choice it will be socialists, muslims, ken livingstone, Keith Vaz, Geoff Hoon, Alistair Campbell, Peter Mandelson, Yvette Cooper, Ed Balls, david milliband, Jack Straw, commie Callaghan, barbera castle. the list goes on. i would gladly do the right thing by them. no torture, you see, only just desserts.
Budgie said…
Anon 6:23 said: "Obviously working for NASA means you don't need to be 'World Class'. And therefore not worth as much"

It is not obvious, and it does not follow. You are confusing greedy and arrogant on the one hand with competent on the other. Sir Fred Goodwin is an example of greedy and arrogant, but not an example of competent, despite his 'world class' salary and perks.
Anonymous said…
This is perfectly justified. Suppressing free speech in a major first world country is a lot more important than putting men on the moon.
Anonymous said…
"In fairness, it's all George W Bush's fault- him and and those bible thumping rednecks"

You fucking twat. Do you work for the BBC ?
Anonymous said…
Agree with Roger's earlier comments re 'titles'.
Maybe change the M.P.s titles to 'Public Servant'
There is no doubt they have delusions of grandeur and have got totally out of control.
Dave H said…
"...socialists, muslims, ken livingstone, Keith Vaz, Geoff Hoon, Alistair Campbell, Peter Mandelson, Yvette Cooper, Ed Balls, david milliband, Jack Straw, commie Callaghan, barbera castle"

Death List needs an update.
max the impaler said…
Well said Roger.The poor bastards at Toyota UK have had a 10% wage cut and the local council tax has been put up by 2.8-3.5%.They should all get together and demand the fuckers in the council take a matching 10% drop.
Joe said…
O/T

Geoff Hoon has been caught with his fingers in the till, claimed expenses on his constituancy home, let out his london flat and lived in a grace and favour Whitehall appartment.

Lamp post, piano wire, some assembly required.
Sir Henry Morgan said…
Anon 10:18pm

"no torture, you see, only just desserts."

So torture it'll have to be then. You can have 'em for the no torture bit, after I've dished out the only just desserts
Verity said…
Jacqui Smith, Harriet Harmon, Gorbals Mick, Tony Blair (especially Tony Blair), Cherie Blair, Alastair Campbell, Mo Mowlam (a little de trop as she's already gone, but it's the thought that counts), John Prescott. There may be thundering hordes I have missed out, but others can put me right.
Anonymous said…
Simon Dyda is an anagram of Don, my AIDS.
Anonymous said…
@Anon@2:10am

And if you knew the first thing about NASA and the treatment of aerospace research under the Bush administration, your opinion might matter but since you're a subliterate prick, it doesn't.

Go fuck yourself with a cactus, you worthless ignorant ill-informed Daily Mail-reading bastard. Go masturbate over Jade Goody's cancerous corpse and leave the actual thinking to those of us with more than three brain cells.

In conclusion, fuck you, fuck your mother and fuck your entire fucking family, you brainless useless piece of shit.
Simon Dyda said…
Simon Dyda is an anagram of Don, my AIDS.

Ya sod, I mind

(That was another anagram of me)

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