Rather have raises

June 16, 2009 

There are two points I would like to make regarding the June 14 article about state employees and comp time. First, paying comp time is cheaper than hiring another employee. Comp time or overtime is a fact of doing business both publicly and privately and this will not change. Second, state employees did not ask for bonus leave in lieu of raises. A meaningful pay increase would have been much preferred.

This story raises the ire of the public against state employees and their jobs when it is the elected members of the legislature who gave us the bonus leave. Point the finger in the proper direction.

John Hamilton

Raleigh

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