SUING FOR A PAYRAISE?
October 28, 2016
YOU HAVING FUN YET?
When I saw the lawsuit I had to read it
twice, because I didn’t believe my eyes the first time.
Just read the lawsuit (DOUBLE-CLICK
HERE) – and start wondering what is wrong with this
I have never in my life seen anybody suing his/her employer for
a pay-raise. I doubt somebody held a gun to their head forcing
them to accept the job for the pay offered. And normal people
look for a different job if they are unhappy with their pay –
and the employer refuses to agree to a pay-raise. But suing the
Not only have some of these plaintiffs a horrible reputation for
working slower than a turtle, some communities are still
suffering from their outrageous rulings. Especially LESLIE
ANDERSON-ADAMS, while working for the Department of Community
Affairs, made revitalization rulings that contradicted the
Florida statutes – and these communities are still suffering
from her nonsense.
I have, over the years, asked many times to increase the
salaries of the arbitrators – in all honesty their pay is lousy
for a certified attorney, but I had asked for it in order to
attract more talent to the Division, not for the purpose of
rewarding the existing employees.
My advice for people unhappy with their salary: Don’t sue your
employer, because you are burning bridges and no future employer
wants to hire somebody who had sued the former employer for a
On the other hand, it shows to me that this lawsuit is an act of
desperation, because I seriously doubt that any decent law firm
would hire these folks for a better salary, considering their
reputation in Florida’s community association world.
But after reading this lawsuit I definitely asked myself: What
is wrong with the attitude of such people?
||Jan Bergemann is president of Cyber Citizens For Justice,
's largest state-wide property owners' advocacy group.
CCFJ works on legislation to help owners living in
associations. He moved to
in 1995 - hoping to retire. He moved into a HOA, where the
developer cheated the homeowners and used the association dues
for his own purposes. End of retirement!
CCFJ was born in the year 2000, when some owners met in
- finding out that power is only in numbers. Bergemann was a
member of Governor Jeb Bush's HOA Task force in 2003/2004.
The organization has two websites to inform interested
homeowners and condo owners:
News Website: http://www.ccfj.net/.
Educational Website: http://www.ccfjfoundation.net/.
We think that only owners can really represent owners, since all
service providers surely have a different interest! We are
trying to create owner-friendly laws, but the best laws are
useless without enforcement. And enforcement is totally lacking