I am now making minimum wage!

As I mentioned in a previous post, due to the failure of the state Legislature to pass a budget, California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger was planning on signing an executive order reducing the wages of almost all state employees to the Federal minimum wage rate of $6.55 per hour. Well, he did it today (registration may be required to read the article.)

As a state employee, I’m not worried yet. The state controller (who is responsible for issuing paychecks) is refusing to follow the executive order (as an independently elected official, he does not report to the governor.) By the time this conflict and the inevitable lawsuits from the unions get settled in court, I’m sure there will be a budget passed.

Now I can go around saying that I make as much money as my boss 🙂

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