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(ABC Local)   Good: You're a field deputy for the sheriff's department. You have no office, no phone number issued to you and you spend your days at the country club. Better: The position pays you $171,000 a year   (abclocal.go.com) divider line 56
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2014-02-01 09:42:16 AM
Field Deputy?  For $171k, I want to be a Field Marshall, with a baton and everything.
 
2014-02-01 09:43:35 AM
waste fraud and abuse

but hey
we expect it of our politicians
so we're good here, right?
 
2014-02-01 09:46:47 AM
Why did I know this was in California before reading it?

/That earthquake can't come fast enough.
 
2014-02-01 09:48:15 AM
Wait. No. I want to this and not the poo fairy thing. THIS is about my talent level and I feel I should be fairly compensated.
 
2014-02-01 09:48:49 AM
Reading that story, I just thought "How the fark did you not expect to get caught? You didn't even attempt to hide it."  Then I noticed California and it explained it all.
 
2014-02-01 09:48:55 AM
Heroes!
 
2014-02-01 09:50:47 AM
Nice work if you can get it.

I'd take it in a heartbeat.
 
2014-02-01 09:53:11 AM
Yamaki was a senior civilian advisor to former Sheriff Lee Baca. Yamaki had no sheriff's department office, no phone line, and appeared to spend work days at the exclusive Riviera Country Club in Pacific Palisades. Yamaki is also a longtime friend of Baca and loaned him $20,000 in his first campaign for sheriff. Eyewitness News filed a Public Records Act request asking for Yamaki's work calendars and a description of his job. We were told that neither of those things exists.

......And all will retire with full pensions at 50 years old. Bloated, corrupt government........how does it work again?
 
2014-02-01 09:56:41 AM
On a somewhat unrelated note, my HMO has always used private security guards for their facilities.  Until this past year, when I went to see my doc for the annual check-up.  This time, there was a Sheriff's Deputy (a real one) stationed in the general reception area.  They evidently cut a deal with the Sheriff, for coverage.

When I checked back out, I remarked to him, "Rough duty, eh?"  He grinned and replied, "I've seen worse."
 
2014-02-01 09:59:49 AM
Holy crap that's a lot of corruption in one news article. Every paragraph, more corruption. Here's hoping the new guy is the opposite of corrupt.
 
2014-02-01 10:00:02 AM

Brakefornobody: Why did I know this was in California before reading it?

/That earthquake can't come fast enough.


Who is going to step up and fund the flyover states?
 
2014-02-01 10:02:37 AM
I can see the "to the victor go the spoils" concerns but are elected sheriff's more corrupt than those appointed?
 
2014-02-01 10:03:27 AM
I'm surprised there haven't been investigations on every county fire and police departments. I get that some people are going to have a pretty good pension, sometimes that's just how the deals worked out, but to pay people to do nothing in a full-time job? Maybe I'm crazy, but that should be illegal and if it is illegal, we really should put those people in jail, or fine them the entirety of their pay for however long they were employed by the city, county, state, whatever.
 
2014-02-01 10:06:46 AM
Maybe the wildfires will be bigger this year for Cali. Big enough to turn that shiathole in to a wasteland.
 
2014-02-01 10:09:05 AM
Hey...guarding a nice country club isn't always easy! Sometimes the "undesirables" get all uppity when you tell them to leave
 
2014-02-01 10:13:29 AM
How the hell are you supposed to pay your country club dues when you are only making $171,000?
Someone should look into getting this guy a raise.
 
2014-02-01 10:22:51 AM
See also: Rhode Island's Nuclear Power Safety Inspector, a position that pays $75,000/yr....when there are no nuclear plants in RI.
 
2014-02-01 10:27:01 AM

Brakefornobody: Why did I know this was in California before reading it?


It happens in Chicago and New York too.
 
2014-02-01 10:30:47 AM

grinding_journalist: See also: Rhode Island's Nuclear Power Safety Inspector, a position that pays $75,000/yr....when there are no nuclear plants in RI.


That's Nucular.
 
2014-02-01 10:30:59 AM

grokca: How the hell are you supposed to pay your country club dues when you are only making $171,000?
Someone should look into getting this guy a raise.


He was already loaded, the salary was how the sheriff pays back $20,000 loans.  You know, cop math.
 
2014-02-01 10:36:05 AM

Devo: Brakefornobody: Why did I know this was in California before reading it?

/That earthquake can't come fast enough.

Who is going to step up and fund the flyover states?


You've got that backwards my friend.
The flyover states feed the world and are self sufficient.
If you think California is in better fiscal shape then any of the flyover states you are a moron.
 
2014-02-01 10:38:30 AM
maybe he is helping OJ
 
2014-02-01 10:49:20 AM
Meh my understanding is that in California that is barely middle class. Knew a guy who worked for UC-Irvine who was pretty high up and could barely afford to live in the area. I checked out property values in that area and $4 million was the cheapest. His salary was high compared to the Midwest but nowhere near to what was needed to really live out there.

Can't imagine how bus drivers, teachers etc do it. Or cops, firefighters or anyone else not independently wealthy. I know they bus in the fast food workers from elsewhere but at least where I'm from city employees are required by law to live in the areas they serve. In that case I would expect to see million dollar salaries.
 
2014-02-01 10:51:57 AM
I knew without even clicking that this would be about Los Angeles County.  All of their sheriffs, all the way to the top, are complete scum.
 
2014-02-01 10:56:54 AM

grinding_journalist: See also: Rhode Island's Nuclear Power Safety Inspector, a position that pays $75,000/yr....when there are no nuclear plants in RI.


He also has a magic rock that keeps tigers away.
 
2014-02-01 10:58:19 AM

wichitaleaf: Devo: Brakefornobody: Why did I know this was in California before reading it?

/That earthquake can't come fast enough.

Who is going to step up and fund the flyover states?

You've got that backwards my friend.
The flyover states feed the world and are self sufficient.
If you think California is in better fiscal shape then any of the flyover states you are a moron.


So true
 
2014-02-01 11:03:49 AM

WTFDYW: wichitaleaf: Devo: Brakefornobody: Why did I know this was in California before reading it?

/That earthquake can't come fast enough.

Who is going to step up and fund the flyover states?

You've got that backwards my friend.
The flyover states feed the world and are self sufficient.
If you think California is in better fiscal shape then any of the flyover states you are a moron.

So true


Yeah, no.

See article about the San Joaquin valley for food, and the net federal dollar taker vs contributor states.

Keep up that Cali hate train though, while I bask in the 70 degree cloudless day today.

Stay warm flyover states...
 
2014-02-01 11:32:50 AM

grinding_journalist: See also: Rhode Island's Nuclear Power Safety Inspector, a position that pays $75,000/yr....when there are no nuclear plants in RI.


That's why you have to be highly qualified, inspecting shiat that doesn't exist is tough work.  And those qualifications don't come cheap.
 
2014-02-01 11:33:37 AM
Don't forget that you will retire at 100% of pay by 50.
 
2014-02-01 11:35:36 AM

grinding_journalist: See also: Rhode Island's Nuclear Power Safety Inspector, a position that pays $75,000/yr....when there are no nuclear plants in RI.


Ummmmmm.

http://www.rinsc.ri.gov

But if you'd rather NOT have that inspected. . . . .
 
2014-02-01 11:40:58 AM
Weird...

I was told here on fark that police don't run work fraud schemes to fill their pockets.

TFA obviously must be mistaken.

/want to attack unions? wasteful government spending?
//start with the police and get back to us
 
2014-02-01 11:43:34 AM

hlehmann: I knew without even clicking that this would be about Los Angeles County.  All of their sheriffs, all the way to the top, are complete scum.


Well that's the case everywhere. It's the money that makes it LA.

Lower 6 digits I would have said NJ.
 
2014-02-01 11:46:37 AM

The Billdozer: grinding_journalist: See also: Rhode Island's Nuclear Power Safety Inspector, a position that pays $75,000/yr....when there are no nuclear plants in RI.

He also has a magic rock that keeps tigers away.


So THAT explains why I rarely go to Rhode Island. I was wondering what was up with that.
 
2014-02-01 11:49:58 AM

lack of warmth: grokca: How the hell are you supposed to pay your country club dues when you are only making $171,000?
Someone should look into getting this guy a raise.

He was already loaded, the salary was how the sheriff pays back $20,000 loans.  You know, cop math.


Oh, OK, I was worried for him.
 
2014-02-01 11:52:10 AM
It's nice to know that that it's not just Wayne County/Detroit where this crap happens...
 
2014-02-01 11:57:36 AM

SoupJohnB: On a somewhat unrelated note, my HMO has always used private security guards for their facilities.  Until this past year, when I went to see my doc for the annual check-up.  This time, there was a Sheriff's Deputy (a real one) stationed in the general reception area.  They evidently cut a deal with the Sheriff, for coverage.

When I checked back out, I remarked to him, "Rough duty, eh?"  He grinned and replied, "I've seen worse."


I have talked to a few cops posted places like that and invariably they have been off duty, being paid by the owners of the business.

I don't know if I feel better that tax money isn't being used, or worse that cops are literally for rent.
 
2014-02-01 12:04:08 PM

JMacPA: grinding_journalist: See also: Rhode Island's Nuclear Power Safety Inspector, a position that pays $75,000/yr....when there are no nuclear plants in RI.

Ummmmmm.

http://www.rinsc.ri.gov

But if you'd rather NOT have that inspected. . . . .


Pretty massive facility you've got there, and I bet he/she's inspecting the shiat out of it.

"Monday: Inspected lock on Door 5, Building 2.  It's still there.  Returned to office and wrote up inspection report on Form 375C, plus, developed contingency plan should lock ever not be there.  Prepared for Tuesday's inspection of Door 5, Building 2, to determine whether it opens in or out. Noted that flashlight has ceased to operate.  Input request for D cell batteries (Part# R75-47-D) on Form 2464. Will suspend all inspections until requested parts arrive.  One hour overtime worked."
 
2014-02-01 12:21:37 PM
They suck!
 
2014-02-01 12:59:51 PM
Well, it must be legal because I recall stories some time back, about ocean oil rig workers who got paid huge salaries -- and never left shore, never did anything oil related and pretty much just showed up on the payroll.

Seems to me there was something about construction workers in the big cities who had the same kind of deal going. Union pay, union insurance and never set foot on any construction site.

They did file their taxes, though, not wanting the IRS to come after them.

Now, I'd like one of those cool 'consultant' jobs, where I'd get a 6 figure salary and never be consulted on anything aside from where the best restaurant was in town.

I remember delivering to a construction office when I was a courier in Pt. St. Lucie, Fla. Those 'contractors' had the cleanest office I ever saw. They all drove these huge pickup trucks decked out with all of the accessories and 4 wheel drive that were so clean and shiny, they must have had them professionally detailed every week. If I spotted an actual contractor in the place, I must say they were the best dressed in their trade. Expensive, spotless jeans, costly highly polished cowboy boots, high end work shirts, styled hair and those hands which gripped rebar and worked concrete had manicures.

Funny how my work van usually looked like it had driven through a war by the end of the day, but those contractor's trucks never even had dirty tires.

However, I'm sure there was nothing underhanded about them. Of course not.
 
2014-02-01 01:10:54 PM
I don't know why they're questioning whether sheriff should be an elected office. The question should be whether the elections are competitive and what to do about that.
 
2014-02-01 01:27:19 PM

zimbomba63: Field Deputy?  For $171k, I want to be a Field Marshall, with a baton and everything.


Done your orders are to take over for Von Paulus in Stalingrad.


/not a nazi but i play one on fark.
 
2014-02-01 01:30:05 PM
Where do I apply for this job?
 
2014-02-01 01:44:05 PM
Number of crimes committed at the Riveria Country Club: Zero. I think it's money well spent. Everyone knows gang bangers and meth makers hang out at these places. Or maybe it the other criminals like insider traders and international arms merchants. I get them confused. But zero crimes. That's the takeaway.
 
2014-02-01 02:09:14 PM

Rik01: Well, it must be legal because I recall stories some time back, about ocean oil rig workers who got paid huge salaries -- and never left shore, never did anything oil related and pretty much just showed up on the payroll.

Seems to me there was something about construction workers in the big cities who had the same kind of deal going. Union pay, union insurance and never set foot on any construction site.

They did file their taxes, though, not wanting the IRS to come after them.

Now, I'd like one of those cool 'consultant' jobs, where I'd get a 6 figure salary and never be consulted on anything aside from where the best restaurant was in town.

I remember delivering to a construction office when I was a courier in Pt. St. Lucie, Fla. Those 'contractors' had the cleanest office I ever saw. They all drove these huge pickup trucks decked out with all of the accessories and 4 wheel drive that were so clean and shiny, they must have had them professionally detailed every week. If I spotted an actual contractor in the place, I must say they were the best dressed in their trade. Expensive, spotless jeans, costly highly polished cowboy boots, high end work shirts, styled hair and those hands which gripped rebar and worked concrete had manicures.

Funny how my work van usually looked like it had driven through a war by the end of the day, but those contractor's trucks never even had dirty tires.

However, I'm sure there was nothing underhanded about them. Of course not.


Here in Washington State we had WPPSS, the Washington Public Power Supply system. The original intention was ostensibly to build a whole infrastructure to generate power for the State. They ended up getting hooked on the idea of Nuclear, thanks to some pretty heavy "lobbying" (bribing) of the WPPSS officials by Bechtel and Westinghouse. What was supposed to be the construction of a whole series of nuclear power plants around the State and provide cheap power to industry and homes. They took out several tens of $billions in bonds to pay for this. I think we ended up with one functioning power plant out of the deal, from an original plan for something like 16 nuclear plants.

Several years ago I was working in a heavy equipment shop. One of the guys I worked with was a welder. He and I used to go to the tavern sometimes after work and he told me a fascinating tale of how he was able to buy his farm. He worked on the nuclear projects for something like 12 years. His job description was nominally that of a master welder, nuclear certified. His job was to go into the facility, punch in, fill out the morning duty sheet, and go home. Every day. He told me that he would then go to another fab shop and work as a welder for a regular 8 hour shift for eight bucks an hour. At the end of his day there, he would go back to the nuclear plant, punch out and fill out a small report on what he'd done during his workday. The pay at the nuke plant was $22.00 an hour, in the late 70's and early 80's. He was averaging 55 some hours per week there.

All this was ordered by his superiors at the company. His actual job was to pad the payroll the company showed to the State. He made so much cash money he was able to buy a 150 acre farm in Skagit County without taking out a mortgage after only about five years.
 
2014-02-01 02:18:36 PM

grimlock1972: zimbomba63: Field Deputy?  For $171k, I want to be a Field Marshall, with a baton and everything.

Done your orders are to take over for Von Paulus in Stalingrad.


/not a nazi but i play one on fark.


You know the only reason Hitler gave him a baton, was because he wanted Von Paulus to commit suicide, since no German Field Marshal had ever allowed themselves to be captured.
 
2014-02-01 02:32:35 PM

nytmare: Holy crap that's a lot of corruption in one news article. Every paragraph, more corruption. Here's hoping the new guy is the opposite of corrupt.


persephonemagazine.com
 
2014-02-01 03:26:42 PM
You people are so cynical.  In all that time that poor man was performing as field deputy, ON HIS OWN, mind you, those country clubs never heard so much as a peep from al-Quaeda.
 
2014-02-01 03:33:28 PM

grinding_journalist: See also: Rhode Island's Nuclear Power Safety Inspector, a position that pays $75,000/yr....when there are no nuclear plants in RI.


How can you say that?  The man is clearly doing an amazing job.  There has never been a nuclear accident in RI, so obviously, he's doing a perfect job.

/how idiots actually think
//did I say idiot, I meant politician
 
2014-02-01 03:44:57 PM

zimbomba63: Field Deputy?  For $171k, I want to be a Field Marshall, with a baton and everything.


Sorry, but if you can't spell the name of the position correctly you don't get it.

/Fark Grammar Nazi
 
2014-02-01 04:09:37 PM
Dummy I can do that job for twice the price.
 
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