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    Article - Under pressure to resign, planner wants city to fire him

    http://www.bostonglobe.com/metro/201...2VN/story.html

    What is most interesting is this pay out -

    if fired, would receive $71,000 a year for the rest of his life. Without the termination benefit, his annual pension would be about $35,000 if he resigned.
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    What a messed up law. You get paid triple if you a fired for political reasons! I'm so jealous. I could have had that last year.
    I don't pretend to understand Brannigan's Law. I merely enforce it.

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    What's a pension?
    "Where free unions and collective bargaining are forbidden, freedom is lost." - 1980 Republican presidential candidate Ronald Reagan

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    Quote Originally posted by WSU MUP Student View post
    What's a pension?
    It is why anyone would ever work for the government.
    A common mistake people make when trying to design something completely foolproof is to underestimate the ingenuity of complete fools. -Douglas Adams

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    Quote Originally posted by Hink View post
    It is why anyone would ever work for the government.
    I must be working for the wrong government!
    "Where free unions and collective bargaining are forbidden, freedom is lost." - 1980 Republican presidential candidate Ronald Reagan

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    Reminds of the Seinfeld episode where George tried to get fired from the Yankees, although he even failed at that.

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    Quote Originally posted by WSU MUP Student View post
    I must be working for the wrong government!
    IMHO the only reason one puts up with it is the pension and benefits.
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    Quote Originally posted by ColoGI View post
    IMHO the only reason one puts up with it is the pension and benefits.
    +1

    I can only hear "I pay your salary" so many times. Knowing they pay my pension makes me feel better about it.
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    Quote Originally posted by Hink View post
    +1

    I can only hear "I pay your salary" so many times.
    But one of the beauties of living in and working for the same City in Ohio is that I can say "So do I." (local income tax and property tax).
    I'm sorry. Is my bias showing?

    The ends can justify the means.

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    Quote Originally posted by mendelman View post
    But one of the beauties of living in and working for the same City in Ohio is that I can say "So do I." (local income tax and property tax).
    Congrats on being self employed!
    I don't pretend to understand Brannigan's Law. I merely enforce it.

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    FOLLOW UP

    Boston city planner terminated, leaving at end of month
    https://www.bostonglobe.com/metro/20...nCN/story.html

    Shen’s last stand at City Hall, though, became uncharacteristically messy. He was under pressure to resign but refused, and the standoff became public. The Globe reported Monday that Shen had asked to be fired so he could take advantage of a little-used statute that could double his pension.
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    Another headline -
    Boston City Planner Kairos Shen fired, gets $71,000 pension on way out the door
    http://www.masslive.com/news/boston/...ired_gets.html
    Oddball
    Why don't you knock it off with them negative waves?
    Why don't you dig how beautiful it is out here?
    Why don't you say something righteous and hopeful for a change?
    From Kelly's Heroes (1970)


    Are you sure you're not hurt ?
    No. Just some parts wake up faster than others.
    Broke parts take a little longer, though.
    From Electric Horseman (1979)

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