Overpaid vs. underpaid

Dear Editor:In this age of over-compensated occupations mainly found in the civil service sector, it is refreshing to know that those brave men of Navy Seals Group 6, found recently all over the news, only receive $54,000 a year after 12 years of service and only after reaching the rank of E-7, for risking their lives daily. Yet, has anyone heard them complain or threaten to strike because of their wages or lack of, or not enough retirement packages or health benefits? I might be wrong in saying that their job is a bit more hazardous than a city clerk or a bombastic bureaucrat or kindergarten teacher, but one would never know it by listening to them. I guess it really is true that the "I Generation" has hijacked common sense and led us to believe that any civil service job is to be held above all others. -- Ed Romero, Downey

********** Published: May 12, 2011 - Volume 10 - Issue 4