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Paycheck Problems Persist - (PHILADELPHIA) -- Those paycheck problems persist in the Philadelphia School District. More than one-Million-dollars in back wages have already been paid to some three-thousand school district employees, but now 300 athletic coaches didn't get their checks. The district says it is issuing emergency checks. Ongoing computer problems are being blamed.

-- Homer Beanfang (, November 29, 1999


STILL !! ??

-- FOF (is@FUBAR.extinct), November 29, 1999.

I'm sorry, but I just can't believe that. After all, we were PROMISED that any such failures would be fixed in, oh, 2 or 3 days, right?

Sooooo, the teachers MUST be LYING. Right?


32 days. Got cash?

-- Dennis (, November 29, 1999.

Bunch of whiney babies. If they were in Russia, they wouldn't get paid for months.

-- Guy Daley (, November 29, 1999.

Guy has a good point. There is a whole reverse pawnshop type economy running in the ex-Soviet Union where state employees sieze or are given assets in lieu of pay: for example, those athletic coaches could just start a sideline selling slightly used football equipment. In fact, because of their inflation problems, goods are PREFERRED to cash: IIRC, the most popular forms of alternative payment is vodka. This is not wacko speculation, it's happening right now in a major industrialised nation. Makes you think (hopefully). :)

-- Colin MacDonald (, November 30, 1999.

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