When it comes to work, you might think the higher your position, the higher your pay.
Not at the Honolulu Fire Department.
Currently, assistant chiefs make more money than deputy chiefs, even though they’re lower in rank, and the department wants to change that.
It’s asking the city’s salary commission to bump up the pay for deputies and the fire chief to establish a 5-percent pay gap between the positions, so deputies would get paid about $10,000 more and the fire chief would get paid $11,000 more.
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Monday was a special day for Samira Siale of Enterprise Holdings Foundation as she juggled an oversized check and a load of lei at the Moikeha Building, Lihue Civic Center.
Samira was joined by Shannon Maxwell, Enterprise Kauai manager, in presenting the Kauai Lifeguard Association, represented by Kauai Bureau Chief Kalani Vierra of the Ocean Safety Bureau, with a check for $2,000 from the Enterprise Holdings Foundation.
Vierra was joined by Kauai Mayor Bernard Carvalho, Jr., Kauai Fire Chief Robert Westerman, Gerald Hurd, and Tyrus Siale, the newly promoted water safety officers from the Ocean Safety Bureau.
Garden Island Newspaper (Kauaiworld.com)