California State Employees Get a Rude Awakening
Hey! Does anyone remember all that drama with California not being able to pay its bills? I know! I forgot too! Now that I've lived in DC for almost a year and haven't gotten a single parking ticket since this time last year, it's all but gone from my mind. But I guess the state is still having trouble keeping all those unnecessary government grunts on payroll, and sent said unnecessary government grunts notes saying as much.
From the Fresno Bee:
The state has warned nearly 3,300 California state workers this year that their positions may disappear as the government grinds through a slow-motion layoff process that aims to shrink government over the next few years.
The notices, overwhelmingly concentrated in the Sacramento area so far, represent the initial wave of warnings that eventually will lead to several thousand state jobs lost.
Of the State Restriction of Appointment notices issued, 2,024 went to employees working in Sacramento County. Los Angeles County accounted for the next-highest number of potential layoffs with 800 notices going to workers there.
I hate to break it to the great state of California but it's too late to shove that genie back in the bottle. Ask Scott Walker what happens when you try to beat back the bureaucrat beast, I'm sure he'll tell you all about it.