More than $1 million went to 20 long-time employees who retired in 2010 from the New Jersey Turnpike Authority. In total, 123 retirees took home $2.9 million in extra pay, an Asbury Park Press investigation found.
In 30 cases, the retirement payouts, mostly for unused sick time, exceeded the worker’s annual salary.
Gotta love those public employee union contracts, eh? Great deals for them, but a nightmare for the taxpayer. It warms the cockles of my heart to know the tolls I pay go to some high school dropout’s cushy retirement. It doesn’t take a rocket scientist to collect tolls. Why should we pay them more than we pay actual rocket scientists?