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Amazed at pay raise gall

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The article states that Tamara Uhler was hired in July to take over a post that had been unfilled for two years (Journal, Feb. 10). Now, after such a short time of employment she is given a 5 percent raise. My question is what is she going to do or what has she done to warrant such an increase? Three supervisors, Robert Weygandt, Rocky Rockholm and Jim Holmes voted in favor of the raises. (The residents of the county deserve an answer). If you go to the Web site of Supervisor Rocky Rockholm, you will find that “Rocky believes we must not only closely watch how our taxpayer dollars are spent but also come up with innovative ways to grow our local economies.” This sounds like he is talking out of both sides of his mouth. The thing that bothers me the most is county employees taking furlough days and then reading in the Journal that three supervisors voted pay raises for a few. I just don’t know how that makes sense. To quote the story: “Nancy Nittler, county personnel director, said the annual impact on the county budget from the raises will be $858,000.” Now that is a lot of money, especially with the economy the way it is. I just can’t imagine how these three have the gall to vote in this manner when the economic situation is so bad. Something needs to be done. Paul Campbell, Auburn