Sonoma Napa wine makers battle communist firefighters, it’s hard to tell who the real patriots are.
I thought I was doing well in the wine business. Had I had any real brains I would have become a firefighter. What a racket they have.[…]
Of course, most of them supplement that high pay with second jobs to allay the boredom, as they have so much free time on their hands.[….]
Where do I sign up to be a firefighter? I can do that job two days a week and run my two wineries on the side. What a deal. I can’t wait.
I know nothing about firefighters in Sonoma or about V. Sattui wines, but I find this juxtaposition amusing.
Update. Sattui has a response (link fixed). He cites a lot of figures without giving links, so it’s hard to know if what he is saying is accurate or not (I would be surprised if there are actually Vallejo firefighters making 360K a year, as he claims, but what do I know here?).
Update update. Total comp for Vallejo firefighters is indeed quite high.
Update #3. There is indeed a member of the (Vallejo) fire department who earned 350K in 2007.