Friday, February 16, 2007

The nerve of some people

After announcing the hiring of the son of the minister of municipalities in the Amman municipality, somebody had the audacity to say that he has better qualifications than the genius who happens to be the son of the minister in charge of the mayor. Here, a guy who has a B.Sc. in engineering from the University of Michigan at Ann Arbor, as well as an M.Sc. and a Ph.D. from UC Berkeley has offered to do the same job for half the salary.

Some people don’t know their place.

11 Comments:

At 10:49 PM, Anonymous Iman said...

Seriously, why are you surprised?

 
At 10:53 PM, Blogger Khalaf said...

Hi Iman. I am not surprised. I am outraged. I know that it happens all the time, but this seems to be particularly insensitive and tasteless.

 
At 11:38 PM, Anonymous Iman said...

Right, I agree...it is outrageous...especially when many much more qualified professionals in the workforce are getting not even a fraction of such salary.

What, if anything, is being done about such outrageously blatant corruption?

 
At 11:51 PM, Blogger Khalaf said...

Well, I hope that other people will take this more seriously and write about it. Maybe WE can do something about it. No?

 
At 1:11 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

This is very sad and detrimental to the progress of Jordan. Who would/could you (everyone) complain to?

 
At 2:58 AM, Anonymous bumstyla said...

Such a disgrace. I sometimes fell sorry for us living in this country. With people of no ethics and no shame.

 
At 8:28 AM, Anonymous just me said...

You see the reason for my surprise is that I know for a fact that the ex deputy mayor's salary (who has resigned last year only) was 1400 dinars , so did the salaries in the municipality soar this much if in one year, a new (expert) is getting paid more than 70% what the second man in the municipality was getting paid?

 
At 10:16 AM, Blogger Khalaf said...

Anon: I think that it should be discussed widely. Somebody will eventually feel shame (bista7i 3ala dammoh). Not much else we can do.

Bumstyla: Welome to my blog. There are abuses in any system. It is vigilance that keeps it to a minimum.

Just me: The salary is obscene. It is more than what his father, the minister, makes.

 
At 10:59 AM, Anonymous Ala'a Ibrahim said...

I just don't know if to laugh or cry

 
At 2:09 PM, Blogger Tallouza said...

Such appointments are indicative of the prevalent rotten mind set at our public sector. The change at the helm of GAM came with scapegoating of the previous mayor with promises of an enlightened new one...This incident coupled with various others show arrogance and utter disregard to the public interest....We probably were better off with the previous mayor..At least he was hands on and the streets were clean. Then again, maybe what Amman needs is a mayor that plays the violin....Reminiscent of same old same old....

 
At 1:05 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I don't have enough info to judge on this appointment. But I can see how the appointment of the son of a minister can raise many objections.

Yet I don't think that the new mayor is corrupt. What i have been hearing, even from some lower level GAM employees is that Maani is a fair person.

Also, some real work is being done for the future of Amman under him. I had the chance to review one of the presentations done to explain the new regulations for the high rise buildings. It seems to me like very professional work that really takes the needs of amman into consideration.

I also think that this mayor is being accused too much of caring only for the beatification issues. Yes he is paying attention to that (which is important) but issues like the master plan, public transport are also getting major attention now.

 

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