Friday, May 25, 2007
Public Records Show...
According to the Seattle Times, some city workers in Seattle are making almost $250,000 per year because they have to work so much overtime. These workers are not the kind of people who should be tired on the job--they work on electrical lines. Massive amounts of overtime raise safety concerns and point to a potential management problem: why so much overtime instead of hiring more electrical workers? It's not that easy because electrical workers are hard to find, but the story at least starts a discussion about the problem. Another story people probably would never have learned without prompt access to public records.