For years we have suffered through no pay raises, no cost of living increases, forced work for no pay, furlough days, loss of paid holidays, loss of promotional pay and the possibility of our pension contribution increasing by 100%. Burrell Ellis and the commissioners have done nothing but take, take and take.
For once, some of the county commissioners listened to us about our choice of healthcare options. Collectively, we told them we are willing to pay more out of our pockets for more, and to some, better healthcare options, in particularly, Cigna HMO. Burrell Ellis says no!
Even Bonita Ransom, Director of Human Resources, an outsider, says “Employees have not gotten a salary increase; there have been no new perks.” “We wanted to find a way to make an effort to do something for employees that at the same time minimizes the county’s cost.”
Burrell Ellis has shown time and time again his total disregard for the police and other county employees. Even when we say we are willing to pay more for a “perk”, he says no. It makes us wonder if he lays awake at night thinking of ways to screw us.
Even Commissioner Elaine Boyer says “The employees will think that we have duped them and jerked the insurance out from under them.”
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