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Umm, is it just my math or does this seem to be a bit extravagant pay for a crossing guard?

Former NBA star has new job as crossing guard

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Old 03-19-2013, 09:58 AM
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Umm, is it just my math or does this seem to be a bit extravagant pay for a crossing guard?

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How can you put a price on the safety of the children???
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Umm, is it just my math or does this seem to be a bit extravagant pay for a crossing guard?

Former NBA star has new job as crossing guard
I did a stint as a crossing guard for awhile. It wasn't permanent, but it was something like $11 and hour.

For my intersection it was 2 hours in the morning and 1.5 hours in the afternoon. So think of it as ~$7,315 a year (estimating 38 weeks of work). I usually brought home over $150 a week.

But if you were full time and got benefits I could understand getting quite a bit more. Especially if you were required to wear a uniform.
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Umm, is it just my math or does this seem to be a bit extravagant pay for a crossing guard?

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Rahm E. in Chicago should pay Jordan 30 mil. for the same job because it's for the children.
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Rahm E. in Chicago should pay Jordan 30 mil. for the same job because it's for the children.
If Rahm could figure out a way to make it benefit him personally, he might.
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I did a stint as a crossing guard for awhile. It wasn't permanent, but it was something like $11 and hour.
Hmm, lemme figure, according to the article, he works a HOUR a day, times what, 220 days a year maximum, for $48K plus bennies? How tough are those New Hampshire middle-schools?
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If Rahm could figure out a way to make it benefit him personally, he might.
M.J. would make at least a couple grand donation to his campaign fund as in buying votes with other peoples money.
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Hmm, lemme figure, according to the article, he works a HOUR a day, times what, 220 days a year maximum, for $48K plus bennies? How tough are those New Hampshire middle-schools?
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That explains it.

Couldn't get much better as I bet the kids in Potomac, Md are all chauffeured.
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That explains it.

Couldn't get much better as I bet the kids in Potomac, Md are all chauffeured.
uh.... he's a crossing guard in Silver Spring, not Potomac....

I was merely pointing out that he is not employed in NH.
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uh.... he's a crossing guard in Silver Spring, not Potomac....

I was merely pointing out that he is not employed in NH.
Um... "couldn't get much better".....

I was saying that his position in Maryland, specifically Montgomery County couldn't get much better by moving to a wealthier community in the area (i.e. Potomac).
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Um... "couldn't get much better".....

I was saying that his position in Maryland, specifically Montgomery County couldn't get much better by moving to a wealthier community in the area (i.e. Potomac).
Oh.... I see... Don't know MD hardly at all, so the local references are lost on me.
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In Australia people who do that job are called " Lolly pop ladies" as they have a very bright uniform. It tends to attract elderly granny types.
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Oh.... I see... Don't know MD hardly at all, so the local references are lost on me.
Gotcha.

Just FYI, Silver Spring is a decently well to do area just North of Washington DC. Potomac, just a few miles west of Silver Spring, is the richest part of metropolitan Maryland. It's the place where the wife of the former Shah of Iran, NBA players, NFL players, NFL coaches, Marriott executives, foreign ambassadors, and other ridiculously wealthy people live.

Great Falls, Va is the corresponding area on the other side of the Potomac River which is the border between the two states. Equally affluent people inhabit this area. Which is quite near to Langley, Virginia, home of the CIA.

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In Australia people who do that job are called " Lolly pop ladies" as they have a very bright uniform. It tends to attract elderly granny types.
Yep, the same demographic (retirees) have the job here. Not just women though.

And the old men that I used to work with got really irritated if you didn't hold the sign just right.

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