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1 hour ago, notwell said:

It isn't about how busy you are. It's about how effective you are.   

Like lawyers used to MHKs should be paid by the word. That would get them all emulating the really enlightened ones who are happy to devote all of their spare time to the art of ceaseless internet communication. Can you imagine Blog, after Blog, after Blog so that the voters could spend hours and hours trawling through pages and pages of never ending content? 

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1 hour ago, Aristotle said:

Is the MHKs' use of expenses published in the public domain?

Yes and no.  The amount is published but it isn't really expenses.  They get given the flat amount I quoted, irrespective of how much or how little they spend on doing their job and they don't have to provide any breakdown of how they spent it.  The same thing applies to MLCs as well (who don't have any constituents to deal with).  Things such as stationery, postage, computers and so on are supplied separately and there are secretarial services supplied for free at Tynwald if they need to use them.  

The whole thing goes back to when they wanted to give themselves a pay rise without offending people and so did it this way (as if anyone was fooled).  The amount is always upgraded by the same percentage as the rest of the salary, though I don't think it is pensionable.

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14 minutes ago, notwell said:

To be fair they're not really on big money and that is why you have the people standing that put themselves up at election time.

Median earnings in the IOM were confirmed by survey earlier this year 

https://www.gov.im/news/2017/feb/03/annual-earnings-survey/

The median was £537 per week which is about £28,000pa so at £53,000pa an MHK Dept member is taking home almost double what everyone else is earning. So comparatively they are on big money. 

 

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4 minutes ago, Nomadic Raptor said:

Median earnings don't mean much on this island the thousands that work in banks and life assurance and such do not earn that. but because of the super earners over here and the inflated wages of govt workers the figures get messed with. 

You are aware of how a median is calculated? 

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4 minutes ago, JoeyDeaconsCat said:

You are aware of how a median is calculated? 

Yes

 

The median is the value separating the higher half of a data sample, a population, or a probability distribution, from the lower half. For a data set, it may be thought of as the "middle" value. For example, in the data set {1, 3, 3, 6, 7, 8, 9}, the median is 6, the fourth largest, and also the fourth smallest, number in the sample. For a continuous probability distribution, the median is the value such that a number is equally likely to fall above or below it.

 

but if the highest is extremely high the middle will be higher

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1 minute ago, notwell said:

As there should be.  Plenty of people in banks on packages of 60k plus.

yes,   but if you take one branch  i suspect there will be more people under 28k than above.   but maybe not??

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44 minutes ago, JoeyDeaconsCat said:

Median earnings in the IOM were confirmed by survey earlier this year 

https://www.gov.im/news/2017/feb/03/annual-earnings-survey/

The median was £537 per week which is about £28,000pa so at £53,000pa an MHK Dept member is taking home almost double what everyone else is earning. So comparatively they are on big money. 

 

Yes but that is meaningless in the context of finding 24 people to run the island at a political level. 

The point being that there are a great number of people who could add real value to running the island but cannot be enticed with a package of only 50k because they get paid a lot more than that already for a lot less hassle.

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This man Rob Callister is just sad.

How can anyone post such juvenile meanderings as a blog, he obviously has nothing better to do or is so delusional that he thinks he is impressing us all by telling us when he has a sandwich or cup of coffee and this shows how hard he is working. I suspect he has never worked in the private sector and does not know what hard work really is. Are we really to be impressed at his writing up of theses for some tin pot outfit?

No wonder that everyone thinks that the MHK's are a waste of time and space.

What has been achieved by Tynwald since the last election, absolutely nothing except authorising huge amounts on a vanity project,such as the Promenade .

Please do not start me on the MLC's, it took over a year to get Tony Wilde out, whilst he failed to turn up but took a full salary, many of the others are no better.

I really despair at the quality of our parliamentarians.

It is all so sad

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5 minutes ago, notwell said:

Yes but that is meaningless in the context of finding 24 people to run the island at a political level. 

But you kill your own argument. The median is really low (£28,000 a year) so how hard should it be to get people to work double that to be an MHK? It's better than shoveling fries. Outside of that the private sector is doing ok for people who want to take risks. Nobody in government seems to want to be paid to take risks. 

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