I suppose some of the police managers in the world might not like my attitude here (hell, some of you might not either) but I say “Nice Work!” to the men and women in New York for their recent accomplishments with overtime. Are you joking me? $1 BILLION???
Large or small, east or west, all of us are looking to cut costs these days. I have a good idea for the Big Apple bean counters who will undoubtedly lament this grand figure. Why don’t you pay those public servants a decent living wage? Then they wouldn’t have to work so much overtime. I suspect those very same politicians who will scream at this number like it just the way it is. Why?
Because if a cop works double time and makes lots of OT cash, he or she still only gets ONE pension and ONE set of benefits. Cheaper to pay cops 30K and work them into the ground. So forgive me if I chuckle at those extra checks and how much they help a copper or a fireman with the family budget. The city is getting what they want, too.