Friday, February 15, 2013

No Longer Surprised...

I-Team: State Official Paid $90,000 A Year Rarely Works Full Day
BOSTON (CBS) – While the state prepares to raise your taxes and reduce government services, the I-Team found one well-paid public official who rarely puts in a full day at the office, if she shows up at all.
And wait until you hear how she explains herself to the I-Team. It’s a good job. $90,000 a year to serve as the Register of Deeds for Northern Worcester County.
Apparently, in this Registrar's mind, the job of the Registrar of Deeds is to mingle with the public at community events. Sure. And the moon is made of green cheese. City councilors and representatives can get away with this. School principals and superintendents can, too - there's a lot of activities that happen after the day ends. But I find it hard to believe that a Registrar of Deeds needs to be out mingling with the public as part of their job.

More like part of their re-election campaign.

You see, that $90K/year job is an elected position. She needs to be out in the community for one reason and one reason only: to get re-elected to her cushy job. So she shows up at community events, claims it as "time worked", and uses that to explain why she's only putting in three hours a day at the office. Here's a hint to the people of Northern Worcester County: If the office runs so well without her there, why bother paying her at all?


That is all.

1 comment:

cybrus said...

You might be getting a deal here - imagine how much worse it would be if she tried to spend a full day working. Who knows how much damage she could do!