In Defense of Overtime

New York state Comptroller Tom DiNapoli’s audit about overtime at the Port Authority is adding momentum to Governor Cuomo’s criticism about the agency’s management.

On his weekly radio show this morning, Mayor Bloomberg — whose private sector ethos hasn’t been eroded by a decade of public service — offers a countervailing view of overtime.

“You can cut anything, that doesn’t make it a rational policy…overtime really is part of good management cause you just don’t want the maximum work force for the maximum one-time-a-year when you need it.”

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