I started wondering where my donations to the Central Remedial Clinic went.
I’ve been entering a monthly lottery for nearly 6 years now (because I want to win a car) and I’ve been very happy to know that in that time a portion of my money has gone to the CRC. I reckon about €250 worth.
But in the current scandal I’m seeing a lot of figures thrown around. Bonuses of €200k, massive pensions, massive salaries. [Salaries I dream of and aspire to – We live in a world obsessed with money and I fantasise about earning €240k so that I can donate loads, buy lots of presents, pay off my mortgage, take my family on a nice holiday and finally buy Fantastic Four #48.]
But for the moment I’m wondering where my €250 went…so here’s the breakdown (rough estimates):
- 50 cent went to Paul Kiely’s ‘retirement bonus’.
- About €1.70 went EVERY YEAR to the CEO.
- About 47 cent went every year to the IT Manager (Not a volunteer).
- Nearly €200 went to the rest of the staff – trained nurses, speech therapists, physiotherapists, social workers, psychologists, nurses, cleaners, etc. (Legends, who in turn spent that money on their mortgages, at the shops, paying taxes, etc.)
- About €40 went on electricity (running a gait lab and a heated pool for example), maintenance, phone bills, cleaning products, toilet paper, etc.