Paying workers extra for showing up on time

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    South Jersey public agency ends practice of paying workers extra for showing up on time | NJ.com

    They could even be late; just less than 30 mins. :confused:

    This is the kind of crap that boils my blood.

    Can anyone think of any other job where people get bonuses for just showing up?
     
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    Are these worker idiots union? Never mind. I just read the whole article.. they izzzz
     
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    29 employees are non-union. But these boards in NJ have been operating with very little oversight and are filled with political patronage jobs. It's not called the "Soprano State" for nuttin.

    Unions try to get the best deal they can for their members. And in a corrupt state like NJ, it was like a bunch of little kids in a candy store.

    Four years without an accident and you are awarded with a TV? Do they think people deliberately get hurt? Maybe...
     
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    Heh.

    What a joke. Unbelievable.
     
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    Make this example # 321,234,643,225...of why the government needs to shrink.
     
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    LOL! I first read that as 'the government needs a shrink'.

    Both versions work.
     
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    No. It's an incentive to help employees develop safer work practices. And it works.

    When you compare the cost of injuries (the average injury costs $38,000 in direct and indirect costs) you quickly see how cost effective incentives really are.

    Estimating and calculating the true cost of workplace injuries

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    All I can say is they were smart to end those incentive programs.

    I mean an easier way to get people to show up on time is this, late 3 times and you are fired.
     
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    I agree, but the thing is most of these people are union workers and we know you cant fire a union person no matter what they do! I am not a union supporter if you cant do your job your fired PERIOD!!!! Why get so many chances?
     
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    Please show me a link or example where ANY worker, union or not, can't be fired "no matter what they do".

    I'll be waiting but not holding my breath......

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