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RAGLM Board > In The News > "That's th' way y' do it! Money f'r nuthin', an' y'r pay f'r free!!!"
1/5/2014 7:47:21 AM
Thank You Steve Earley For Your 32 Years Of ServiceReply: Hugh
I have to applaud men like Steve Earley that dedicate their careers to serving their community. Mr. Earley spent 32 years with the fire department, he is now 55, which means he started with them when only 23 years old and stuck it out through good time and bad.

Now Mr. Earley has the opportunity to continue to serve and protect Riverside as the Fire Administrator in a part time capacity - maximum of 20 hours per week. It appears Mr. Earley will be able to collect his well earned retirement pension while serving as Administrator and will be paid $100 per hour ($25 per hour less than when he was Fire Chief) but will not be eligible for any benefits including health care.

What I have difficulty understanding is why some people choose to berate men of character only because of what they earn? Jealousy perhaps?
1/4/2014 5:37:09 PM
"That's th' way y' do it! Money f'r nuthin', an' y'r pay f'r free!!!" - LinkReply: Willow
Here's a link to another article:

http://blog.pe.com/government/2014/01/02/the-big-double-dipper-riverside-fire-chief-retires-rehired/
1/4/2014 12:46:20 PM
"That's th' way y' do it! Money f'r nuthin', an' y'r pay f'r free!!!"Post: Willow
Retired Riverside Fire Chief Steve Earley collects his huge pension, but got himself hired again and while collecting his pension is STILL earning $100 and hour working again for the Fire Department.

RIVERSIDE: Fire chief retires, will take new city post

Riverside Fire Chief Steve Earley announced his retirement on Dec. 27, 2013.

Riverside Fire Chief Steve Earley announced his retirement on Dec. 27, 2013.

Riverside Fire Chief Steve Earley retired Friday, Dec. 27, the city announced, but he isn’t going far or taking it too easy.

Earley will take a new job Jan. 10 as the city’s Fire Administrator. He will mentor three department officers who will rotate as acting fire chief through Sept. 30, the city said in a news release emailed after City Hall closed for the week.

Earley will also work on special projects, including representing the city as Riverside County reviews its emergency medical services program.

Earley has worked for the department for 32 years, including about the past five as fire chief.

Deputy Chief Mike Esparza became acting chief Friday and will serve in that role through March 31. Division Chief Bill Schellhous will take over from April 1 to June 30. And Division Chief LaWayne Hearn will be acting chief from July 1 to Sept. 30, the city said.

The city could not immediately answer several questions, such as whether Earley will receive his pension while working as Fire Administrator and whether the fire chief position will be advertised during what appear to be auditions for Esparza, Schellhous and Hearn.


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