The state employees who did not work during the state government shutdown will be paid anyway. In a message posted on a state government website, Governor Corzine stated, “I am pleased we will be able to execute a timely payroll on July 14th to both furloughed and non-furloughed state workers, including full compensation for the time during the shutdown.”
I received some interesting comments from a couple state workers on my most recent post dealing with this subject, and, on a personal level, I feel their pain. However, as a taxpayer and one who is subject to the whims and/or economic realities of the private sector, this bothers me.
N.B. State employees need not comment, as I understand your position on this issue. The good news for you is that the Governor agrees with you. It’s a done deal. Rock on, and enjoy the rest of the summer.