He didn’t give Chip a job description. Instead, he told GPB to figure that part out — why bother with the details!
But he did give Chip a $150,000 per year taxpayer-funded salary and a mystery production budget for a radio show.
Chip has been on the job five weeks and we finally get to see what we’re getting as a result of the governor’s investment of your tax dollars.
Chip Rogers’ $150,000 Blog Posts:
- Now Here’s an Idea! Chocolate Bar Resume
- Searching for a Job Online? Some Helpful Hints!
- Create Your Own Job – Sell Online
In one of Chip’s first government-funded blog posts, he reveals 5 Myths About Job Searching. Among the myths he promotes with our tax dollars is that “The Smartest Person Always Gets The Job” and “Dating A Co-Worker Will Lead To Career Doom”.
If you think this is a waste of taxpayer dollars during a time of bone-deep budget cuts, please write to these 35 senators who voted to keep $150,000 in the GPB budget instead of moving the money to support education.
Or even better, call GPB President Teya Ryan (800-222-6006 email@example.com) and ask her if these blog posts represent the absolute best work at GPB.
Chip Rogers is the second-highest paid employee at GPB. He earns three times the salary of other employees with similar skills.
Is Chip’s work the best GPB can produce with our $150,000?
Here’s the real problem.
Georgia was among the hardest-hit states during the Great Recession and one of the slowest to begin recovering. We’ve added back just 41 percent of all the jobs lost, while Georgia’s population continued to grow.
With more people and fewer jobs, Georgia needs to add more than 400,100 jobs to return to pre-recession levels and dig out of our jobs deficit.
If he started today, Gov. Deal would need to add more than 20,000 jobs every month to make up that gap before he faces voters again Nov. 4, 2014.
His appointment of the disgraced former Senate Majority Leader as Executive Producer of Job Creations does nothing to solve real problems for real Georgians.
Gov. Deal cannot turn around Georgia’s economy and help more Georgians get back to work with Chip Rogers’ silly advice to turn their resumes into a chocolate bar wrapper.
It seems that Gov. Deal is only interested in creating jobs for his political buddies — not for the rest of us.
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Jobs data and analysis from the Georgia Budget Policy Institute’s fact sheet, “Georgia Still Adding Jobs, though Public Sector Lagging Behind” January 2013.