If this were any other workplace, you would consider it a war zone. … My staff gets bitten, hit, kicked, spat upon, defecated on, urinated on — for $8.23 an hour. And every time we start talking about giving our guys a pay raise, the governor comes along and cuts the rates. #

That pay rate is a dollar above Florida’s minimum wage of $7.25 an hour. It’s also right around the average pay for around-the-clock in-home aides. Aides who work 24 hours a day for four-day stretches told the Sentinel they make around $800 a week, which works out to $8.33 for every hour they’re on the clock. #

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

You May Also Like

Vinyard gives first interview

In his first interview since being appointed to lead the state's Department of Environmental Protection, Herschel Vinyard spoke with The Florida Current about some of Florida's more controversial proposals, including a stricter set of water pollution standards and a plan that would privatize portions of some Florida state parks.