Posted by Joanna, a resident of the Menlo Park: Downtown neighborhood, on Jul 6, 2008 at 7:00 pm
Those flags are certainly uninspiring...
What's that? Is that supposed to encourage me to shop menlo park? I'll shop where there is innovation and value, not because of a sense of loyaly to pay high Menlo Park sales taxes. Shop menlo park so my sales tax dollars will pay our city manager's $250k salary (+ benefits)?
Misguided flag initiative. How much did those flags cost?
I find it quite telling those who justify pay packages based on what others are doing. One of the major flaws in thinking is the assumption that that we couldn't get performance if we didn't pay high salaries.
I for one think that we can get just as much done with a $100k (maybe more) manager. Paying high salaries doesn't get high results. Need proof? Look at what changed since we brought the big guns in.
I'm going to buy the next town over. I'm going to name it San Haha. At San Haha, we're paying our employees tons of cash for no reason at all. Definitely not merit. Does that mean that you should too?