Saturday, March 21, 2009

Florida Consulting Deal Nets 20000 for Williamsburg Mayor
This was the headline in Newport News's Daily Express. The story was straightforward explaining that St. Augustine, Fla. — set to mark its 450th birthday in 2015 — has hired Williamsburg Mayor Jeanne Zeidler to help prepare for the festivities. Zeidler will be paid $20,000 for 160 hours ($125.00 hr) of consulting work, funded by the Tourist Development Council of St. Johns County.Fair pay for her expertise we suppose, but by comparison a tour guide at the Fountain of Youth would need to work 2650 hours or 16 months for the same pay.We just thought that the headline was a little bit snarky.

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