Monday, October 12, 2009

Government Workers Double-Dipping

The LA Times' Patrick McGreevy exposes public sector double-dipping here.

David Turner retired as a state fire chief in 2004, went back to work for the state firefighting agency two days later and is still employed there. He collected $65,229 in salary in the last fiscal year in addition to a state pension of $105,000.

Paul W. Anderson is a psychiatrist at Napa State Hospital who retired two years ago from the state Department of Mental Health. His pension is $117,840. He also received $104,200 in state wages in the last fiscal year.

"Public service" work now allows some people to earn almost a quarter of a million dollars a year. Astounding, isn't it?

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