Furloughs, pay cuts ordered for state workers
RALEIGH — Gov. Beverly Perdue today ordered unpaid furloughs for all state workers, public school teachers and higher education employees, in an effort to balance the state budget in a struggling economy.
All state employees will see their paychecks in May and June reduced by a total of one half of one percent of their annual salary. An employee making $50,000 per year would see his or her pay reduced a total of $250 during the next two months. An employee making $30,000 would see a salary cut of $150.
In return, state employees will be given 10 hours of flexible time off, which they may take between June 1 and Dec. 31.
I've never been so happy to get paid so little.