Did worker really expect $17,000 pay raise?

2014-03-09T00:00:00Z Did worker really expect $17,000 pay raise? nwitimes.com
March 09, 2014 12:00 am

How does a Porter County maintenance employee "accept" a $17,000 raise without question? The Feb. 26 editorial states, "Adames was expecting a raise that wasn't authorized."

Authorized or not, (which entirely begs another question) this employee basically had an obligation to notify someone in charge of an obviously huge increase in his wage.

I worked for a huge corporation for 34 years with experience in accounting, analytical cost accounting, management benefits and labor relations (the latter two under the human resources umbrella).

Whatever the complicating salary administration between the Board of Commissioners work at the sheriff's department and the Expo Center work, did this maintenance worker really expect a $17,000 increase in his salary? This smacks of payroll theft of taxpayers' money.

- Stevie Fain, Portage

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