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Old 02-27-2016, 12:06 PM   #1
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I saw on television the other evening that the city of Cleveland is looking to hire a painter. Before you scoff at it being in Cleveland, the reason it was on the evening news was that the pay is between $69,000.00 and $84,000.00. That's in a city in which a police captain makes around $50,000.00. They're raising a big stink about it. They couldn't understand how a painter could make more than any policeman or fireman in the city.

By law they have to pay union scale, as we already know. But the locals are up in arms about it. I was thinking about submitting my resume, but considering that city hall is across the street from 101 Prospect Ave. I decided I'd better not.
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Old 02-27-2016, 01:28 PM   #2
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I wonder if they'd hire one of those pesky Canadians? Eh?

What's 101 Prospect Ave? Should I be concerned?
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Wild guess it has something to do with SW.
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That's not nearly enough money for what we have to put up with.
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Wild guess it has something to do with SW.
My god man! You're a genius or a telepath or something!

SW Corporate headquarters!

http://investors.sherwin-williams.co...stor-contacts/
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The RESPONSE to that ad goes to show how UNDERappreciated the paint trade is. The City of Cleveland, on the other hand, obviously appreciates a good painter.

My greatest hope in life is to never hear these words again: "So, you're just a painter?"
I've whittled down my response to this: "No, on weekends I do brain surgery at the local hospital."
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Wow, just did a quick search for wages for painters in Cleveland. Looks like they sit around the $12/hr range. How do people survive at that wage? This was from one of those 'help me find a job' type sites. Said that rate was around 19% lower than the national average.
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The mistake by the lake.
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Not bad! We aren't Union and make between $25,000-$85,000. Depends on your pay and how much over time...I wonder how much overtime that position required..if it's straight 40 that's awesome!
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Not bad! We aren't Union and make between $25,000-$85,000. Depends on your pay and how much over time...I wonder how much overtime that position required..if it's straight 40 that's awesome!
Id imagine its straight 40. I wonder if that is on the check or if it includes benefits? The IUPAT local here is at I think 104g including benefits. About 68g on the check. Rumor has it they dont have a single taper or wallcovering hanger on the bench.
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