The agreement between the city of Memphis and the union workers at the pound can be read here. In summary, it’s a pretty sweet job – great pay and excellent benefits.
Page 13 indicates that any employee who is progressing through the stages of discipline will have his record cleared if he stays out of trouble for 6 months. Wow, I’ve never come across any such provision in my working life.
Pages 34 – 35 discuss hourly wages: $18.82 for ACOs and $17.67 for animal care technicians. Any qualified worker who kills pets for MAS gets an additional 3% killing “premium”, paid at a minimum of 4 hour increments. Cash bonuses provide an incentive to kill pets at MAS. Where is the incentive to save pets’ lives? Where is the premium for increasing the live release rate? It really makes one wonder about those bins full of dead pets
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