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The $822,000-per-Year Bureaucrat and the Death of California

Jerome49 Wrote: Dec 12, 2012 5:11 PM
"Sick Leave" benefits were desiged to provide income protection for workers who were sick. Somehow, these benefits have morphed into paid vacation days. Vacation time is a nice benefit and gives employees time off to recuperate from the rigors and pressures of the job. Allowing employees to carry forward unlimited vacation time year after year can get awfully costly, because the unused vacation time is paid at an employee's crrent rate of pay, not at the rates of pay over the time periods in which such time was amassed. That's why the vast majority of private sector employers limit unused vacation time carried forward. In the public sector, it's become a scam and tax payers are picking up the bill.
LtScrounge Wrote: Dec 12, 2012 8:42 PM
They should only be allowed to carry over two years worth of unused vacation, just like the military. When you hit 60 days of accrued vacation time, you have to either take the time off, or request the money in lieu thereof. If you do neither, you simply stop accruing vacation time until you do.
ken5213 Wrote: Dec 12, 2012 9:50 PM
How about 2 weeks of vacation per year and no unused carryover the next year. Once you have 10 years with the company you get 3 weeks and 4 weeks after 20 years. The gravy train is about to go over the cliff.

Over the years, I’ve shared some outrageous examples of overpaid bureaucrats.