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Comment by JeSais on November 24, 2010 at 9:00am
being required to use a car on a regular basis is one thing... but from the original report it seemed as if these APS take home cars were often for employees who were classified as "first responders" and MAY be called in during an emergency during their off duty hours. Now I may have misunderstood, and not having kids, may not fully understand what that means-- are there THAT many emergencies at APS ? I think in terms of our current economic situation NOTHING should be off the table in terms of doing a cost-benefit allowance.
Comment by Juan on November 24, 2010 at 9:59am
It would be nice to hear Martinez talk about taxing out of state corporations in order to make up some money so that we wouldn't have to once again cut education in NM. But I'm almost 100% positive that's not going to happen.
Comment by once banned twice shy on November 24, 2010 at 10:17am
As long as none of us have to weigh-in on Friday...
Comment by Adelita on November 24, 2010 at 3:21pm
Good one obts!!!
Comment by Lahjik on November 24, 2010 at 8:04pm
Seems to me the crux of the matter isn't whether or not they take home company cars or drive their own it's the contract they're given which requires reimbursement of mileage for what amounts to a commute. I've worked a lot of jobs that required me to be a 'first responder' (I'm a tech support geek, not an EMT...) and I've spent a lot of time on call, unpaid, that meant I had to be able to be up and in the office in 20minutes. Never in my career have I been paid mileage for my travels between home and work. If their contract says they get reimbursed or a company car, fix that contract at the next possible moment and tell them that when they make that much cash and have that much authority it's their responsibility to be onsite in a certain time-frame and how they do so is up to them. Seems like the issue is that too many 'management' types have gotten used to all the perks so it's time to give them a lesson in austerity.

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