Thursday, January 27, 2011

New York City's Most Expensive Shovel Man Back At Work

Many people criticized the decision of Mayor Bloomberg to trade for the contract of Oliver Perez and Luis Castillo earlier this month but if mother nature continues to pile on the white stuff, the city may very well get their money's worth.

Today, Oliver Perez was busy on the streets of Manhattan helping stuck New Yorkers dig their cars out.  According to Oliver's supervisor, Perez is one of the best shovel men the city has even if he "occasionally gets a little wild with where he piles the snow and makes a big mess." 

Despite the 12 million dollar price tag the city insists they are getting good value for the former Met. "Because the contract was negotiated with the Mets directly, Mr. Perez is not a member of the Sanitation Workers Union.", Mayor Bloomberg told The Apple. "Therefore he can work longer hours, does not get paid overtime and is not eligible for the mandatory 5 hour nap time that is in the union workers contract.  When you add it all up, he is the second lowest paid city employee, second only to me."

As for Castillo, he pulled up lame while shoveling Wednesday mornings snow and is currently listed as day to day.

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