13 results for author: WFSEc28


It matters to me that people feel comfortable at their school

"It matters to me that people feel comfortable at their school. The walls and the floors are the first thing you see in an establishment and how clean they are shapes how you judge the place. Parents coming here deciding whether to support their kids coming here don’t want to spend money on a school that is dirty. I’ve been a part of this community and neighborhood since 1980. I attended Garfield Elementary. But when I first started working here, even though I was working full time 40 hours a week, I didn’t have enough saved to pay for housing in Seattle so I was homeless. Your living conditions really impact how you feel about yourself and how ...

I really love my job, but I’ve started to consider other employment given the high costs in King County.

“I am one of two people in Washington State who do the critical work that allows people with disabilities to work and to maximize their potential for employment. As an Assistive Tech Specialist for the Division of Vocational Rehabilitation, I help people with disabilities figure out what technology they need to go to work, such as special wheelchairs, special software for people who are blind or have dyslexia, or hand controls for vehicles. I really love my job, but I’ve started to consider other employment given the high costs in King County. People with my qualifications in private industry make far more for less varied and complex work than I ...

Locality pay would promote higher employee retention

“Locality pay would promote higher employee retention, benefiting both the clients and the agency that I serve. A stable and continuing client-provider relationship builds security and trust while resulting in more efficient service delivery. Consistency also instills public confidence in government service provision and reduces costs associated with turnover. All too often in Seattle, social service workers are forced to choose between meaningful work and work that pays. We are seeing rapid homogenization in our communities because of growing income disparity. Locality pay would enrich Seattle both professionally and culturally by allowing ...