Utah Inland Port Authority hires 6-month interim director for $100,000

Board members' comments that port is moving too slowly draws ire from public

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  • quackquack Park City, UT
    Dec. 20, 2018 7:33 a.m.

    Again 220K is not cheap regardless if how intelligent this guy may be. I mean if this guy is really worth every penny then why not hire him annually for full time ? Why only bring him on as contractor., contractors are usually hired short term to prove that they can do the job first. So if his credentials were so polished then why only bring him on for 6 months ?

    And 220k is is about average not cheap, cheap would be 100 to 150K annually

  • UtahBlueDevil Alpine, UT
    Dec. 13, 2018 9:37 a.m.

    The comments here really show how Utah really has an odd perception of wages, and how people in Utah have settled or expect so much less.

    1) Its a high risk job... no commitment for a full year's pay.
    2) Most consultants demand well over $100 a hour. You hire them because they know more than most others on the subject.
    3) If Utah were paying this person an hourly contract, it would likely be a lot more expensive. Very few people in these position work a 40 or even 50 hour work week.
    4) Hundreds of people are depending on this person doing their job right to provide new opportunity for the state.... if they fail.... there is much at risk here. You will not find a well qualified person who would take this job for less.

    The main thing is if the person they hired is up to the job. This is a good hiring issue, not a wage issue. I assure you that you would not find someone to come in on a short term contract that is qualified that would take this gig for less. They would not have the contacts, nor the experience.

    You get what you pay for.... Lots would love the money but wouldn't step up to the responsibility.

  • scrappy do DRAPER, UT
    Dec. 13, 2018 9:21 a.m.

    sweet gig... nice inside job Utah

  • quackquack Park City, UT
    Dec. 13, 2018 8:02 a.m.

    110K is not cheap thats 220k annually as we all know the inland port is going to take years to build meaning more exec's, directors, consultants , attorneys & contractors will be hired.

    Were talking hundreds of millions in just planning not mention the actual building

  • quackquack Park City, UT
    Dec. 13, 2018 7:16 a.m.

    100k for six months work ? Mean while we are literally last in education spending, Utah is looking to raise taxes for infrastructure budget shortfalls. Property, Fuel, Utility and Sales taxes were all raised.

    Do you people not see whats wrong with this ? I mean you cant complain about immigrants, the dirty air or any of the hundreds of issues when you keep electing these politicians who directly take jobs & dollars from your paycheck checks.

    Stop re-electing these incumbents

  • UtahBlueDevil Alpine, UT
    Dec. 13, 2018 6:56 a.m.

    $110K for 6 months for a contract executive is cheap. I know to some that sounds like a lot of money but for an executive, that is nothing. Sounds like the Port Authority got a deal. Hopefully they are getting more than what they paid for.... a joe blow consultant would have cost more.

  • The Great Helmsman Salt Lake City, UT
    Dec. 12, 2018 8:30 p.m.

    $110k for six months work? Well, this government organization is getting off to a great start building trust with taxpayers. Well done, Utah legislators.