Author: Rory B. Bellows
Who ever would guess that people take public employee union jobs so they never have to show up for work and get paid? Apparently if you work for the Tunrpile Authority collecting tolls it does. Now I realize counting change is on the level of splitting the atom, but this story in the Star Legder is revolting. 25% of the workers use their 15 sick days by March. This absenteesim leads to the state spending $11 million a year in overtime. You can 100 g’s handing out money in a toll booth if the people you work with never show up. Not onlhy are we stuck paying for the people who work overtime and get a 33% bump up in pay, we get to pay for the people who never show up for work.
I say the Tunrpike authority allows people to ride the turnpike and the parkway for free until $11 million dollars in charges are accumulated.