Yesterday's tardy payment followed by a double payment by the city to its over 2000 employees who have signed up for direct deposit is snowballing into a real mess. In addition to employees being paid later than usual, some checks are missing overtime while others include overtime but at the wrong rate, while still others have incorrect or inexplicable overtime hours. In addition, most checks are missing holiday pay.
Our Eyes tell us that city employees are understandably in a bit of an uproar over the whole debacle. Monday should make for an interesting day for the city's Tanda Meadors, as we hear that a number of city employees plan to pay her department a visit.
The Journal reported today that "the city is already correcting the double deposits (ABQ Journal - Subscription)." If you're a city employee, keep an eye on your bank accounts. If the new city software can screw up the deposits, it stands to reason that they can screw up the withdrawals.
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This is right from the dictionary and seems to describe Albuquerque, Berry and Schultz. Fascism (f ash ,izem) noun An authoritarian right wing system of government and/or social organization. (in general use) extreme right wing, authoritarian, chauvinistic and/or intolerant views or practices. Fascism tends to include a belief in the supremacy of one group over another, national, ethnic, especially social strata or monetarily; a contempt for democracy, an insistence on obedience to a powerful leader, and a strong demagogic approach. Compliments of one of our Eyes