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Old 05-13-2011, 09:14 AM
Location: Norman, OK
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Unemployment at 9% nationally (8.2% in MA), governments running deficits, and all this talk about the Wall St. "fat cats" getting big bonuses, the wonderful employees in the MA Transit Agency seem unaffected!

Mass. transportation secretary gives executives raises despite budget challenges - The Boston Globe

Two months after state Transportation Secretary Jeffrey B. Mullan said the economy was too weak to increase salaries for public sector executives, he began handing out raises to 17 managers in his department.
Landolfi, Patrick’s former director of communications, is among those who received a raise, from $120,000 to $125,000, on Jan. 2.

He said the employees who received higher salaries are not necessarily working longer hours, but contended that their responsibilities increased under a 2009 law that merged several agencies, including the former Massachusetts Turnpike Authority, under the state Department of Transportation.
Yay! So no more actual "work" but heck - let's give them a raise because their responsibilities changed? Huh?

Why the people of MA up with this nonsense is beyond me.
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