Ask yourself if you consider the following employee theft?
Would you schedule your staff as follows? All 10 cooks 8AM to 4PM everyday?
You would obviously fire a manager this dim witted and you would stagger the schedule to cover the whole day.
SHOULDN'T THE SAME BE TRUE FOR COUNTY DETECTIVES?
Definition of Insanity
We rig the system because we've always done it this way... and we've always gotten away with it
When do most murders and violent crimes happen? At night. So why are the detectives scheduled 9-5? Why aren't their shifts staggered? A private business that cared about money would never be run like this. It is easy to see the OT hours running into the hundreds of thousands.
This is the method our County Detectives use to manufacture overtime hours which would be unnecessary if the detectives were managed properly by Salavantis or Mike Dessoye... and represents another way in which Salavantis is out of her league.
The detectives take this OT Pay because they "can" and not because it is ethical. Is this a form of cheating? Stealing? Is it honest? You decide.