Monday, August 16, 2004

From the files of Homer J. Simpson
The good news is that nuclear reactor operators at the University of Wisconsin have gotten a pay increase, since--you know--protecting that kind of thing is pretty important. The bad news (besides the fact that we have a nuclear reactor at the University of Wisconsin) is buried near the end of this NYT story from yesterday:
The reactor operators are paid $10.50 an hour. They recently got a raise to that level, said Dr. Corradini, because someone discovered that campus file clerks were paid more than the reactor operators.
Who knew that Mr. Burns was setting the going rate before?

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