Most Kiwis have had no payrise, if they’re lucky enough to have kept their jobs, in the past few years. Yet Christchurch City Council CEO Tony Marryatt has kept on getting pay rises on his obscene salary, even as his job performance has declined. Now the arrogant bastard is saying he’ll keep $34,000 he doesn’t deserve unless the elected council ‘behaves’.
In fairness to Marryatt, he has said he won’t accept his $68,000 a year pay increase. But he is saying he’ll keep the $34,000 of the backdated increase from last July unless the councillors “work together collegially”.
From where I’m standing, it isn’t the councillors that have mucked up the earthquake rebuild. It’s the council – and two people are responsible for that: Marryatt and Mayor Bob Parker.
Unsurprisingly, Bob ‘Common Man’ Parker says that Marryatt deserves a $68,000 payrise despite his falling performance saying:
“It’s still a very good response, in the top 20 per cent overall.”
So, this 0.1 percenter is only in the top 20% of performance reviews? And he’s being paid half a million a year? And getting a 14% payrise?
What the hell is going on? How can anyone justify this? How can Marryatt sleep at night ripping off a bankrupt and dying city to the tune of $1,500?
On a very comfortable bed, I suppose.
There is no justification for this madness. Sack him.