Let's Get These Guys to Run Health Care

From the New York Post via Carpe Diem and TJIC:

For
seven hours a day, five days a week, hundreds of Department of
Education employees - who've been accused of wrongdoing ranging from
buying a plant for a school against the principal's wishes to
inappropriately touching a student - do absolutely no work.

The
Post has learned that the number of salaried teachers sitting idly
waiting for their cases to be heard has exploded to 757 this year -
more than twice the number just two years ago - at a cost of about $40
million a year, based on the median teacher salary.

The city pays millions more for substitute teachers and employees to replace them and to lease rubber-room space.

Meanwhile,
the 757 - paid from $42,500 to $93,400 a year - bring in lounge chairs
to recline, talk on their cellphones and watch movies on portable DVD
players, according to interviews with more than 50 employees.

  • somebody

    Why don't I just become a government employee? Oh, right. I'd have to kill myself for being so useless.

  • somebody

    Why don't I just become a government employee? Oh, right. I'd have to kill myself for being so useless.

  • somebody

    Why don't I just become a government employee? Oh, right. I'd have to kill myself for being so useless.

  • Larry Sheldon

    Seems to me like there is a good idea here.

    Why not put _all_ of the teachers in the program.

    Reduce immeasurably the damage being done to our youngsters.

  • whitie1979

    I wonder if this type of practice is different for law enforcement or other "admin" leaves.