The city does NOT pay well.

So we all know that Twanda Carlisle’s days are numbered. For real.

Her “chief of staff” resigned on Tuesday after being questioned about the circumstances.

I placed “chief of staff” in quotes because if I’m ever having the title “chief of staff,” I expect to be making a hell of a lot more money that this poor dude was making.

Let’s take a look:

  • He is 46 years old.
  • He has been an employee for a long time and Lukey called him “more or less the staple in her office. He was the longest-tenured. There’s been a ton of people through there.”
  • He probably works over 50 hours a week.

And he is being paid less than $25,000 a year! WTF?!

The “doctor” that wrote the stupid study that included only 15 pages of original material was paid $30,000 for what was likely no more than five hours of work.

Ms. Carlisle said Mr. Moss had quit a few times before, then returned to the job.

Wow. He must have some serious dirt of Twanda if she keeps letting him come back to a job he keeps quitting.

I’m not trying to insult anyone who makes less than $24k a year, so please, if that is you, I’m not being mean. I am saying I just don’t know how a 46 year old man can work for that long and in that type of setting and only be paid $24k a year. That’s nuts. If you do the math, that’s about 9 bucks an hour. He could make $12 an hour being a shift manager at Taco Bell.

If Twanda hadn’t paid Dr. Johnson for the “study”, nor her friend the $30,000 for the “straight database work,” that would be an extra $60k she could use to pump up Mr. Moss’ salary, up to at LEAST $35k. Man, I’d quit too.

Remind me NEVER to take a job with the city.


  1. Paperback Writer
    May 18, 2006 1:56 pm

    Hey, NEVER take a job with the city.

  2. Anonymous
    May 18, 2006 4:15 pm

    He has only been working at the city for a few years…

  3. pittgirl
    May 18, 2006 4:19 pm

    Then Lukey is misleading me.