http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2008/03/30/MN7OVQOPK.DTL Many city employees racking up over $200k in overtime pay. Even some park ranger pulled in close to $265k. Looks at Vallejo firefighters' salaries, $190k.... I'm sure this crap goes on in every city in America. I remember when I lived in Boston, several city employees got fired for unnecessarily racking up contractor $$$ for that Big Dig project. Also, I believe police officers there average about $150k. If you're not doing too well trading, go become a firefighter or a policeman!