Teachers finish work on time, why can’t lawmakers?


For teachers there is no such thing as overtime pay or comp-time, only an “annual salary” for a job done.

My guess is most educators work at least as many hours as a year-round, full-time employee; they are just required to complete it in a 180 day school year without exception.

What would happen if legislators were also required to complete their work in the amount of time allotted?

No overtime pay, no extra time (jokingly referred to as “special” sessions). Just the requirement that — no matter what — you put in the time/effort necessary to complete the job within the allotted time.

Jim Davison