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Chief of police overtime

Why does the chief of police get paid for overtime (“$12M was paid in 2017 for city overtime. Why?,” March 24, 2018)? Isn’t he on a fixed yearly salary, and if he has to spend a few more hours a week working, doesn’t it come with the job title? I’d love to work eight hours a day in management, then watch the clock tick away after those eight hours at time and a half! Who authorizes the overtime?

I worked 60 hours a week in management and all I got was a company invite to a golf date and a company jacket with their logo. Life is good working for the city!

Tom Hinkle

Spokane


 

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