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California’s 3 top paid county workers
all made $1 million last year – at 1 hospital

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Posted By: konocti95, 6/26/2019 7:17:21 PM

It pays to be a doctor. It really pays to be a neurosurgeon. It really, really pays to be a neurosurgeon at San Joaquin General Hospital. The eight highest-paid county employees in California last year were all physicians or physician managers for San Joaquin County, with three of them making more than $1 million in 2018, according to wage data released Tuesday by the state Controller’s Office. The controller’s database shows wages as a total of “regular pay,” “overtime pay,” “lump-sum pay” and “other pay.”

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Reply 1 - Posted by: konocti95 6/26/2019 7:18:14 PM (No. 107517)
It's not rocket science...
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Reply 2 - Posted by: Howard Adams 6/26/2019 7:55:45 PM (No. 107545)
Hmmm... $1 Million... So, you can get the services of a neurosurgeon or a trauma surgeon or... you might negotiate to get T
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Reply 3 - Posted by: Howard Adams 6/26/2019 7:56:42 PM (No. 107546)
Hmmm... $1 Million... So, you can get the services of a neurosurgeon or a trauma surgeon or... you might negotiate to get two Barack Obama speaking engagements.
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Reply 4 - Posted by: lakerman1 6/26/2019 8:05:02 PM (No. 107548)
What is a proposed salary for a neurosurgeon, then? A neurosurgeon must undergo 5-7 years of residency after completing medical school at or near the top of his class, be on call, and thus sober, a good part of his life. (I know of no female neurosurgeons, although I'm sure there are some.) And a neurosurgeon has his patient 's immediate life in his hands more than most physicians. I underwent spinal fusion surgery done by a world famous neurosurgeon at the Cleveland Clinic, and the surgery lasted an unexpected seven hours. And it took them twenty four hours to bring me out of the anesthesia, and awake. (which was really difficult for Mrs. Lakerman, because I had signed a DNR order.) How much should that neurosurgeon be paid?
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Reply 5 - Posted by: bamboozle 6/26/2019 8:51:07 PM (No. 107570)
So the next time your mom needs to have a brain aneurysm clipped off does the author propose that you call in the OR cleaning guy?
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Reply 6 - Posted by: john56 6/26/2019 8:52:31 PM (No. 107571)
You know, if I/m going to need a neurosurgeon, I'd want one that is good enough to command a $1 million salary. The amazing thing is that all the million dollar salaries in California government don't go to some LGBTQWXYZ Diversity Bureaucrat.
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Reply 7 - Posted by: SamNJ 6/26/2019 9:19:07 PM (No. 107579)
Lots of unnecessary spinal stenosis operations?
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Reply 8 - Posted by: panther361 6/26/2019 10:21:30 PM (No. 107608)
Well, there can't be any teats left on that cow.
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Reply 9 - Posted by: Mushroom 6/27/2019 12:21:39 AM (No. 107649)
Lets stop comparing apples and oranges! Let's look at at bureaucrats vs trained professionals. Goodness, if a singular highly specialized and over trained individual makes the big bucks , well I have no grief. Let's talk about the next level breaucrat that has a masters degree in business mismanaging public funds.
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Reply 10 - Posted by: earlybird 6/27/2019 11:16:14 AM (No. 108009)
Did anyone read the article? This hospital is the only designated trauma center in what is a fairly remote part of the state. A trauma center has to have a neurosurgeon (and other disciplines) present around the clock. There are few neurosurgeons in that area. Now read the rest. Never heard of this publication, but if this is the best they can do we should skip it… trying to compare apples and oranges to make a clickbait headline. (Oh, yes. The million is an aggregate amount. Salary plus overtime. Three surgeons; must be one on staff 24/7. Do the math. Then read the rest)
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