Posts Tagged ‘salary’

Spank the Landlord! – Infamous Owner of 312 Fillmore Gets a Notice of Violation from San Francisco – Tenants Strike Back

Friday, May 23rd, 2014

Well some tenant at 312 Fillmore got a letter from the landlord and sent it off to Hoodline.com and the rest is history.

Here’s the update. Some of the tenants contacted DBI. See?

And then DBI sent an Inspector out two days ago.

And then the Inspector looked around and filed a Notice of Violation yesterday.

On 5/21/14 Inspector Steve Mungovan investigated the complaint at unit #25 of the subject property and observed violations of the San Francisco Housing Code which are delineated within the Notice of Violation issued on 5/22/2014 identified by Complaint Tracking #201474055. Pertinent observations are as follows: Peeling paint and damaged wall surfaces.”

This is only going to get worse for this particular landlord.

Oh, and guess what? If the LL tries to evict anybody soon, that action just might be presumed to be a retaliatory eviction.

Ouch.

On It Goes…

Description: The kitchen sink hot water pipe was changed out previously from galvanized to bronze; they didnt change out the cold water, which is still leaking. Because the building and piping is old, there are blockages. He has had water leak out and found standing water in the apartment. **He has had a water leak from rain that is coming through the window and there is damage to the wall below. There was also a large crack about 2-3 inches deep and a crack on the outside, where the water is coming in. The apartment has not been painted since he moved in, in 1989. Cracks in walls.
Instructions: 311 SR# 3649450 , ** 3649409 rec’d by HIS on 5/16/2014

The Reason Why It’s Not “Illegal” for the Landlord at 312 Fillmore to Require $100K Income and a 725 FICO Score

Tuesday, May 6th, 2014

Here’s the post from Hoodline. It shows part of a letter given to all the tenants at, let’s say, 312 Fillmore on Haight.

Can’t say that I know the purpose, but it could be to give a heads up to tenants who might wish to replace a roommate under the rules laid out by the San Francisco Rent Board. There’s some stuff in there about landlords “unreasonably” withholding consent from existing tenants who want to get a new roomie. Of course there are all kinds of factors that determine who and how many people can live in a unit in rent controlled SF, so it’s not impossible that you’d have two people in a one bedroom and then one moves out and another wants to move in. And at that point, that’s where incomes and credit scores can become factors. And if the LL says no to a potential new roomie, that’s when things can go to the SFRB.

Now if you want to say that this letter means “Make $100k Or Get Out,” well that’s your right, but I think you’re jumping to conclusions. If you want to say that this is a kind of harassment, well, you’re going to need a lot more than this to be able to do anything with it. And if you’re irritated by this landlord coming into your studio all the time without giving proper notice first, well, the lawgivers in Sacramento didn’t exactly specify a penalty for not giving proper notice, so there’s not much you can do there either.

(But, by all means, go ask Robert (or whatever his name is) what his intent was. And if he says, “Well, I’m evicting everybody in the building who makes less than $100k,” well, then the conclusion you all jumped to was OK fine.)

The proper response here is to ignore the letter and store it away along with all the others.

“Mixed use property – 25 residential, 5 commercial  30 unit, 5-story building

 18 studios, 6-one bedrooms & spacious 3 bedroom, 1-1/2 bath penthouse with formal living/dining rooms, extra large kitchen, utility area, fireplace and panoramic views.
Building size: 17,750 sq. ft.
Lot size: 5,980 sq. ft.
Year built: 1925
Zoning: NC2
Parcel #: 0849-020
Current rents are $1800 to $3500 Studio to 1 bedrooms”

Life goes on, in high-rent Frsico, a block from the projects, on Webster…

All right, play us out, Victor Vasquez:

Kool A.D., living contradictory since ’83
Arkansas street, like a block from the projects
HP some more blocks from some other projects
To Alameda, so we not by the projects
Now look at me, getting nods for my projects

Puzzling Billboard: “MAKE MORE, TEACH” – Really?

Thursday, February 27th, 2014

From Teach.org:

I have one small edit: MAKE LESS, TEACH

Oh Sweet Jesus! SFMTA Chairman Tom Nolan Used To Take Over $300k Per Year from Project Open Hand?

Thursday, January 16th, 2014

All right, babe, you tell me if I’m doing this wrong (.pdf*)

How is this** possible?

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For this kind of money, POH could probably lure Thomas J. Nolan, the real deal, up from Los Angeles as a kind semi-retirement deal.

And then the Executive Director of Project Open Hand would have some backbone.

END OF LINE.

*Bad things happen after I try to read pdf’s these days, so this news sounds appealing to me: Oracle Joins Adobe, Microsoft in Giant January Patch Tuesday.

**Mike Petrelis, the reason why people think you were trying to “peak” at the “weiner” of an elected official mostly has to do with what you yourself wrote on your blog.  You’re just digging your hole deeper every time you  harp on this issue, however obliquely.

What Bloggers Make: Editor-in-Chief at DCist = $20/Hour, “Experienced Writer” with “Pitch-Perfect News Judgement” at Bustle.Com = $100/Day

Wednesday, August 14th, 2013

Well there’s this: 

“Though many of the folks who supply content to DCist aren’t full-time employees, Freed, as editor-in-chief, is. He earns — actually, earned — a salary in the $40,000 range plus health benefits, vacation and sick leave.”

Huh.

News to me.

And there’s this, from the newly-opened Bustle.com:

Bustle.com is seeking a freelance morning news writer to start ASAP to help fill its news vertical with intelligent, thoughtful content. The writer will cover the biggest stories of the day and should be well versed in both national and int’l news as well as politics, tech and more.

The freelance news writer will be expected to produce roughly 4-5 posts per day, 3 of which would be ready for edit by 10 AM, EST and the remainder produced throughout the early afternoon. Posts will mostly be informative news summaries and intelligently curated galleries, though original reporting will be encouraged. We are not looking for auto-pilot re-blogs, and applicants should be experienced writers/reporters/bloggers.

A minimum commitment of at least 3-4 days per week is required, with the possibility for additional days should a writer prove themselves indispensable. Starting pay is $100/day, but is somewhat commensurate with experience.

This position can be remote, and is especially well-suited to early risers, or writers living abroad. We’re looking for someone with at least two years of blogging and reporting experience (a must!), a unique voice, pitch-perfect news judgement, and speedy delivery. Applicants should also be familiar with Bustle and our news coverage. 

To apply: Please send a resume, short note about why you’re interested including your availability and 3 clips (links are preferred) to alex@bustle.com with the subject line ‘Morning News Blogger.’ Only eligible applicants will be contacted.

  • Position: Morning News Writer
  • Location: This position can be remote, and is especially well-suited to early risers, or writers living abroad
  • Compensation: $100 per day

CONTACT INFORMATION:

Questions/ applications: alex@bustle.com”

Huh.

Uh, What Kind of Law Firm Offers Bilingual Part-Timers Less Than the Minimum Wage? A Cheesy One, in the Mission

Tuesday, January 24th, 2012

Uh…

http://sfbay.craigslist.org/sfc/lgl/2809937518.html

“We are opening a new branch office for our established personal injury firm in the Mission. We need a part time receptionist who is fluent in Spanish and English. This position may grow to full time. Initially, duties will include answering phones, forwarding messages, drafting documents, client intake, helping clients with paper work, setting meetings for attorney, coordinating with our main office, and working with lead attorney. Experience in the legal field is not mandatory, but preferred. We will train the right candidate. You need to be reliable, and willing to learn quickly.

Pay will start at $10 per hour. Excellent oral and written communication skills, attention to detail and punctuality are needed. Proficiency with Word is a must.
The hours will be Monday-Thursday 11:00 am-4:00 pm. Position is available now.

Please submit resume and cover letter to apply. We are conducting in person interviews on Wednesday the 25th at our office in the Mission so please inquire if you are interested. After reviewing your resume we will call for a phone interview so please be prepared to speak to our office manager Heather.”

Uh….

Uh…

Oh, good news. This cheesy law firm / partnership / sole proprietorship has taken things up a notch by changing its ad to now offer “minimum wage.”

Hurray!

How To Make Six Figures in the 415 Without an Education: Become a MUNI Driver – They’re Hiring, You Know

Friday, September 9th, 2011

Now, it’s not my job to get you a job, but MUNI is pretty much always looking for new drivers.

Correct me if I’m wrong but starting salary is higher than what BART pays their somewhat shooty, “newby” officers, so there you go.

This driver didn’t seem to know what he was doing, so I’m forced to assume he’s a recent hire.

As seen yesterday on Market: 

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Anyway, even if you have an education, this could be for you. Maybe just for a while, until the Great Recession ends?

OMG, the SFPD is Recruiting Once Again – Apply Tomorrow – “Entry-Level” Salary is $85,748 to $114,764!

Thursday, August 25th, 2011

Don’t you think it’s time for you to join WillieBrownGavinNewsomEdLee’s somewhat corrupt “City Family?”

Sure, why not?

You’ll get to share beer (or rather, steal beer or rather, actually, IRL, pour out beer) with San Francisco’s lovely citizens:

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And after a while you’ll get to show potential recruits the intricacies of law enforcement.

Thusly:

Now, I’m not saying that this application process is easy, not at all.*

But I am saying that this might be for you:

“Northern Station Newsletter

Captain Ann Mannix                                                               

August 25, 2011                    #11-36

Captain’s Comments

Finally, we are going to start actively hiring new police officers, starting the application process tomorrow. If interested please log onto www.jobaps.sf and create an applicant account which then allows you to apply for the position of entry level police officer. For further information on the position go to www.sfpdcareers.com. On-line applications will be accepted for one week or until we receive 2500 applications. If you have any interest I would encourage you to apply.”

So, watcha waiting watcha waiting watcha waiting for?

*Like, just try to get the those links to work – that’ll be a test of how motivated you are. Figure it out, find a way to apply before they get 2500 aps. 

Why Not Get a Job as a Minibus Driver in the 415 and Make $24 an Hour?

Monday, August 15th, 2011

Well, I’ll answer my own question here and say the reason is that you already have or aspire to have a job what pays more, or is more satisfying or whatever, but if you’re currently making minimum wage or if you’re unemployed…

Now, you don’t have a have an absolutely clean DMV for the past ten years (I’m sure, IRL), but there are other requirements (see below) that you’d have to work on, that might take a while so maybe this is not for you anyway.

Fine, but what you shouldn’t do is to rail against the machine, rail against, I dont know, all the MUNI drivers in town who make more, who have six-figure compensation packages practically burned into the City Charter:

I work longer and harder than any MUNI driver out there; and yet I make close to minimum wage. WHERE’S MY PATH TO MIDDLE CLASS, you fuckers?”

The solution is to apply to become a MUNI driver yourself, silly billy. (Or BART driver, whichever.) They might not be hiring right now right now, but I’ve see training coaches all over the place this year so it’s not like it’s impossible to get a job at MUNI.

So what I’m I saying? Work on getting a driving job at MUNI, that’s what I’m saying…

Anyway, I saw this private sector ad a while back, but what they’re offering these days is the same basic deal. Maybe this kind of gig could help you get a MUNI job? 

Deets on this private sector job, after the job

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WTF, Chuck? Nevius Logic Probation Report for Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Tuesday, June 22nd, 2010

I don’t know, doesn’t look like the Return of Nevius to the 415 is helping him all that much. But, as always, You Make The Call.

Start by checking out Chuck’s latest three-dollar-per-word effort right here.

O.K. then:

Item The First.

1. Wasn’t it obvious from the get-go that San Francisco Supervisor Sean Elsbernd could get his MUNI pay reform concept on the 2010 ballot if he tried hard enough? Yes it was, so your Hail-Mary-Pass-Pays-Off trope is inapropo.

2. Is Elsbernd really “showing a great deal of political courage to take on this [purported] confounding sacred cow?” No, he is not. If this proposal came from somebody like Eric Mar, then you could fairly call that “showing a great deal of political courage” or if Elsbernd were proposing something that the police or fire unions really, really, really, didn’t want, you could fairly call that “showing a great deal of political courage.” Sean vs. MUNI workers – that fight doesn’t show political courage at all. See how that works, Chuck?

3. Wasn’t Elsbernd hisself in favor of the proposition that birthed the second-highest-pay-in-the-land deal back in aught-seven? Yes he was. So, he was for it before he was against it, right? Do you realize this Chuck? Or maybe this issue is too nuanced for your simple-minded pieces? Actually, Sean could probably explain and then you could do his bidding all over again, you could carry water for your minority faction once more. Wouldn’t that be nice?

4. “Trash talk” should involve something about “your mama” or some similar objet de risée. Saying that the Board of Supervisors is “woefully out of touch” is simply repeating the Party Line that comes from your faction all the time. Here is what trash talk is – something like this.

via John Curley

Item The Second.

1. So, you know for a fact how what trash got where in lily-white Russian Hill? No you don’t. Sorry. Calling people you don’t know “criminal masterminds” or “lunatics” based on a single, biased source - is that your journalism?

Item The Third.

1. Actually, you can give the name of that popular sushi place out in the Avenues, whether or not it appears to have a name on the front. It’s called Tekka and it’s at 537 Balboa Street at Sixth Avenue. Easy, see?

2. And actually, you can give the name of that popular sushi place out in the Avenues, whether or not the owner gives you persimmon. It’s called Tekka and it’s at 537 Balboa Street at Sixth Avenue. Easy, see?

You are failing your probation already, Chuckles. If you don’t start to fly straight, we might send you back to the 925, or at least to a half-way house in the 510.

Try harder, C.W.!