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Pitch made for hiring new city firefighter

January 15, 2014

Hiring a new full-time firefighter could save the city several thousand dollars in overtime costs in the next year, according to a presentation during a meeting of Marietta City Council's employee......

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Jan-15-14 2:32 PM

So $68K to save $16K for a person that may need to be let go? Good job democrats.

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Jan-15-14 6:06 AM

This is not a "no-brainer". The question is, does Marietta need an additional Fire Fighter long term? When the deployed man's military tour of duty ends, he is expected to return, we hope. Then the overtime expense decreases back to pre-deployment levels, the City has spent money on training and taking on a new full-time employee, difficult to let go. The City occupancy is not growing, so we might question the need for more manpower at MFD. And, do the rest of the Fire Fighters like the extra income of temporary OT money for the short term?

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