Saturday, August 29, 2009

Furlough update: Optimality Theorists singled out

That was a page 1 headline in the Wisconsin State Journal print edition this morning. (The online version of course would have to have a different title.)

Bad phonology jokes aside, it shows again the absurdity of the way furloughs are being handled in Wisconsin: People are furloughed as a kind of temporary pay cut, then the same people are paid time and a half to cover the necessary shifts.


Adam Ussishkin said...

Does Wisconsin at least have a budget for the new fiscal year? If yes, you are way ahead of us here in AZ!

Mr. Verb said...

Yup, we DO have a budget. First time in years we've had one so early.