Tuesday, March 9, 2010

State workers splurge on $41M buyback binge

 I pay more and they get more? I should be working for the state and get me one of those stimulus jobs. 

Gov. Deval Patrick’s tough talk on vacation pay perks in state government has landed with a thud in the Corner Office where his top strategist and 21 other exiting staffers cashed in more than $90,500 in unused vacation days last year.
Three of Patrick’s ex-staffers, including former chief of staff Doug Rubin, got $11,000-plus in vacation pay upon leaving. Rubin, who made $128,000 as his top dog, now acts as the governor’s re-election campaign guru, refused to comment.

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