City employees are the lucky ones
To the Editor,
I received the latest Lotto for Life brochure in the mail recently, and couldn’t help but think what a misnomer it was.
The real Lotto for Life winners are the people lucky enough to acquire a position with the City of Nanaimo.
The Lotto for Life lottery is a one-time prize of $100,000. Now, if you’re fortunate enough to receive a position with the city, a one-time $100,000 payment is truly chump change.
With all manner of employees making nice profits of $70,000, $80,000, $90,000 and far in excess of $100,000 a year in wages alone, these are the real lotto winners.
Now calculate the enormous benefits package, annual paid holidays (that the rest of us in the real world can only dream of) and the outrageously generous pension plan that all property taxpayers have to pay into, and you have true winners.