Originally Posted by Meerkat
Unions were badly needed in the past to save lives and fair wages. Now they have taken been over by libs. When a janitor in a university makes 6 figures something most students can only hope for something is seriously wrong. When a light bulb cost a days wages to change same thing.
When I was on the lien at GM the union and management were bossom buddies.
You know if you say it enough, some people will think it's true! The avg custodial job in California still pays under $35000. http://www1.salary.com/CA/Janitor-salary.html
. Almost all universities publish their salaries. Rutgers is near the top with 42k. There are a few outliers and some stories that make it seem like custodians have it made, but it's not as great as you say it is.
The story that is always repeated is the one of Mr. Zhang that works for the BART system in San Fran. He made $220k in 2015.
Whats great about this story is that Mr. Zhang didnt just accept his $58,750 base pay. He decided to take advantage of the BART overtime system and work harder - See more at: http://www.financialsamurai.com/abolish-welfare-mentality-six-figure-bart-janitor/#sthash.s0uYlFBC.dpuf
First, his job is slightly different than the average custodians since he's cleaning train stations and involved in some maintenance. Secondly, he does has a higher cost of living in San Fran. And most importantly, HE WORKED every single day of the entire year to maximize overtime. Every day he got up went to work, sometimes for back to back shifts. Never a sick day, never a vacation. Good for him.