Former San Antonio City Manager Sheryl Sculley’s hotly debated salary was in line with the market average for similar roles, a consultant told City Council’s governance committee Wednesday. Linda Wishard of Segal Waters Consulting found that Sculley’s $475,000 salary was “right at market,” just 5 percent above the average of $453,345. That average was composed of nine “peer” cities the consultant identified, including Dallas and Phoenix, along with figures pulled from three published databases and nine organizations the city itself suggested had positions similar to the city manager’s role. But when Sculley’s compensation was compared only with city managers in peer cities, her salary was about 55 percent above the $307,173 average. The next-highest salary for a city manager was $367,113 in Dallas, according to the report. OnExpressNews.com: Business community will honor Sculley with reception next month ‘Peer’ … [Read more...] about Former San Antonio City Manager Sculley’s controversial salary was in line with the market rate, analyst says
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Sections SEARCH Skip to content Skip to site index Travel Subscribe Log In Subscribe Log In Today’s Paper Advertisement Supported by Travel Tips Uber added tipping to its app just over a year ago, and other rideshare services have allowed riders to tip their drivers for longer than that. But do drivers expect you to tip? Do they rely on them? ByKristin Wong Oct. 2, 2018 When it launched in 2012, Uber’s original stance on tipping drivers was that it would make using the app more of a hassle for drivers and passengers. “In the end, we decided against including one because we felt it would be better for riders and drivers to know for sure what they would pay or earn on each trip — without the uncertainty of tipping,” the company wrote in a 2016 blog post in response to two class-action lawsuits. After public pressure and complaints from drivers, Uber ultimately decided to change its policy in July 2017. … [Read more...] about Should You Tip Your Uber Driver? If So, How Much?
Sections SEARCH Skip to content Skip to site index Travel Subscribe Log In Subscribe Log In Today’s Paper Advertisement Supported by 36 Hours The river doesn’t just wind through the heart of Paris — it is the city’s heart. Where to dine, drink and play along the photogenic waterway — with pit stops for art, shopping and simply gazing. BySeth Sherwood Sept. 6, 2018 Paris owes its life to the Seine. The city was born on one of its islands — the Île de la Cité — and today the celebrated river flows under 37 bridges as its makes its eight-mile arc through the City of Light. Along the stony banks, which together are designated a Unesco World Heritage Site, every facet of the French capital looks out and beckons. History and architecture? From the medieval towers of Notre Dame to the 19th-century iron lattices of Institut du Monde Arabe. Art and design? In the shadows of the Louvre and … [Read more...] about 36 Hours in Paris: On the Seine
Vinatex completes 65% of yearly revenue target Viet Nam National Textile and Garment Group (Vinatex) has completed 65 per cent of the yearly target set for total revenues with its eight-month result (excluding VAT) reaching over VND31.45 trillion (US$1.34 billion). This figure also represented a rise of 7 per cent against the same period last year, the textile group reported in a filing to the Ministry of Planning and Investment. In August alone, it earned VND4.48 trillion in revenue, down 5 per cent year-on-year, of which turnover of the parent company and subsidiaries with its holdings of over 50 per cent capital reached almost VND1.74 trillion. Revenues from other affiliate companies in which the group holds less than 50 per cent capital reached a combined VND2.74 trillion. Vinatex attributed the growth in total revenues to increases in sales of fibre products (96,051 tonnes, up 9.5 per cent year-on-year), fabric of all kinds (100.7 million m3, up 18.6 per cent) … [Read more...] about BUSINESS NEWS IN BRIEF 1/9
Even some of the fanciest hotels in the world are subject to messy mishaps. While some hotels might pride themselves on their guest service and cleanliness, other hotels aren't nearly as up-front about what goes on behind closed doors. Consequently, travelers might want to take some extra precautions to ensure their stay is as seamless, and germ-free, as possible. Comforters aren't always washed, hair dryers are frequently ridden with germs and the television remote might be the worst thing you can touch in the hotel room.Watch the video above to learn about five things to double check in your hotel room before you set your luggage down! RELATED: Insider hacks to learn 50 PHOTOS 50 hotel secrets only insiders know See Gallery 50 hotel secrets only insiders know 1. Book 30 Days in Advance Knowing the best time to book your hotel room can help minimize travel costs. Boutique hotel booking website Stayful found that you can get the … [Read more...] about From bed bugs to the mini bar, here are 5 things to double-check before you settle into your hotel