Friday, February 6, 2009

Ensuring a state of bankruptcy

From the Times Union:

As he tells it, Randall Hinton is paid $93,803 a year to do nothing.He spends much of his workday at the State Insurance Fund donning headphones, listening to rock 'n' roll, blues or classical tunes and his superiors are cool with that.

His work agenda involves placing his feet up on his desk, staring out his office window and counting cars on the New York State Thruway. He arrives at 7:30 a.m., leaves at 3:30 p.m., sees no one and talks to no one.

He never does any work. It's been this way for Hinton for most of this decade.

"I just sit here," said Hinton, 55, of Niskayuna, a 27-year state employee who has held several high-level posts at various agencies.

You gotta read the rest of this lengthy article to see just how stupid this state is.


Anonymous said...


Wadda ya gonna do about it Guv?

Anonymous said...

I think he's what they fear most--an honest man. Thank God he his an American Indian or who knows what the corrupt b*st@rds would have done.

Anonymous said...

There are positions like this not just in NYS government but also in city government. People who cant perform, love to get city jobs becuase they know they wont have to do much to hold on the their positions. Most city jobs come with 4 week vacation off the bat.
And if they do perform their jobs they rise to rank of supervisor because in the land of the blind the one eyed man is king.

Anonymous said...

He's complaining about his job? So quit! His superiors don't like him? So fire him! WTF???? Oh wait - he's not white!

Sarah said...

My depression era Grandmother (God rest her soul) used to tell me
"your only friend is your buck". If our current elected officials do not stop wasting our money we will all be completely friendless in a very short time.