Friday, July 25, 2008

Governator Slashes 200,000 State Workers To Minimum Wage

Calls the move temporary until they come up with a state budget. (Or until something happens where they don't have to be paid their usual wages)
Good luck with the back pay.

Governor set to slash state workers' pay

"Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger plans to sign an executive order next week intended to temporarily reduce pay for 200,000 state workers to the federal minimum wage of $6.55 per hour to preserve cash until lawmakers reach a budget deal, according to a draft copy of the order obtained by The Bee.
The governor's order also would terminate about 22,000 retired annuitants, temporary workers and seasonal employees, as well as impose a hard freeze that blocks the hiring of roughly 1,700 new employees per month.
Administration officials said the Republican governor expects to take the action Monday, when the budget will be four weeks late as Democrats and Republicans continue to spar over how to resolve a $15.2 billion shortfall."

3 Comments:

Blogger Nina. Or is it Norman? said...

Response of anger: What an ass.

Response of compassion: Arnie, I assume this pay reduction applies to you as well.

Response of common sense: Fire the fucker.

25/7/08 11:48 AM  
Blogger nolocontendere said...

HIS pay?

25/7/08 5:23 PM  
Blogger spooked said...

now that's what I call compassionate conservatism!

25/7/08 5:47 PM  

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