As I post this during the spring, I don’t know whether the title is appropriate or not.
But my favorite course in grad school at the University of Michigan–Organizational Theory–suggests it probably is.
What are people in charge likely to do when they are about to leave office?
If you answered, “Reward their friends,” your opinion is in line with my thinking.
It’s part of the nature of organizations.
To test this hypothesis with regard to the McHenry County Sheriff’s Office, I asked for the payroll figures for all the employees in the Sheriff’s Office from the last half of February.
That was shortly before when Undersheriff Andy Zinke narrowly lost the Republican Primary Election to Bill Prim.
Today you will see the names and salaries of those on the payroll during that pay period.
Tomorrow you will see the names and salaries of those on the payroll during the last payroll paeriod of Sheriff Keith Nygren’s term.
Pull up McHenry County Blog on two screens with this story on one and tomorrow’s on the other and compare the salaries.