Me? I Buried What Overtime?!

Whoa! So how does a relatively small city cemetery suddenly—and allegedly—unwittingly hand out about $40,000 in overtime pay when its OT budget is only $5,000 a month?! Dude, that’s a lot of burials!!

Okay, okay, so maybe a jetliner suddenly crashed in their city boundaries and no one showed up to claim the bodies, but come on! $40,000? I guess I would need to know more about exactly how the Nogales City Cemetery tracks its employee's time entries. (Shells? An abacus, perhaps?) And if they have any system to warn them of excessive overtime, which is always “a good thing”—thank you Martha Stewart.

But no matter what, I’m guessing they are now well-aware of the fact that city officials need to find a better way of tracking time entries and overtime, especially considering that the above amount of overtime was given out during a mere two week period. Yikes!

Sometimes a penny saved is just that—a penny.

Here is that article, in case this situation sounds a bit familiar in your company--which hopefully it doesn't!:

--C. Cook

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