Justifying costs

08/02/2014 12:00 AM

08/01/2014 6:59 PM

When I was a manager, part of my job included explaining my profit and loss statement.

My feet were held to the fire if I could not explain every single penny.

Coincidentally, that includes labor costs, what people were paid, how I could justify their raises and how it would affect the budget. (See: “Fort Worth council OKs study of jobs, pay,” July 2)

How about this? I’ll do your cost analysis by using what you have already paid your own staff to ascertain for only $100,000. The remaining $200,000 can go toward the raises justly earned by people doing their jobs.

Nah. We need more public art projects that need to be explained to somehow be appreciated. Yep! That’s the ticket!

— Phil Holland, Bedford

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