Some NYC sanitation workers see salaries approach $300,000 due to staffing issues

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About 100 New York City garbage collectors and their bosses pulled in salaries of about $300,000 due to a windfall from overtime, a report published Sunday said.

The New York Post, citing a department representative, reported that the blowout salaries were due to excessive overtime hours because of staffing issues throughout the year. The shortage was blamed on the COVID-19 epidemic. The paper pointed out that many of those who saw a jump in pay were retirement-age supervisors, who can use the bump to “fatten their pension.”

The paper identified Christopher Tamas, a supervisor in the Bronx who was hired in 2000, as the overtime “king.” His total compensation was $299,160 after earning $170,883 in overtime. – READ MORE