Sunday, January 4, 2009

The First Rule of Holes and California State Employees

Governor Schwarzenegger has proposed eliminating some of the paid holidays that State workers get each year as an attempt to balance the budget. This of course has not been well received by the unions. In this article in the San Jose Mercury News there is a state employee interviewed about how she doesn't want to give up any of their 14 holidays. You can argue that it will require a renegotiation of the contract and won't really save money but her quote at the end explains why people get upset at bureaucrats. "The public always cries about the benefits we get," she said, "but that's the perk of working for state government."

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