You Don’t Always Get What You Pay For
One of the best suggestions to date is from a New Jersey state employee:
‘I constantly see my coworkers doing things I've never seen in private industry: sleeping at their desks, refusing to do any work, going grocery shopping during work hours, drinking beer, leaving work at noon, spending half the day on the phone conducting personal business or (worse) running a private business. The best thing to do is get rid of the union. But since that's not going to happen, fire one out of every three state employees."That’s not going to happen either, but it would be a step in the right direction. While the private sector has improved worker productivity, the state has being going in the opposite direction, doing less with more. With a state workforce of 154,700 and our local governments employing 401,000, is there any doubt who works for who?