Starboard used to work in a circus, following the elephants with a wheelie bin and picking up their poo.
One day, his brother comes to see him. He says, “Starboard, I’ve got great news. I’ve got you a job in my office. You’ll wear a suit and tie, work regular hours, and start at a nice salary. How about it? Starboard says, “What? And give up show business?”
You must be thinking of Christchurch and Gerry Brownlee… whereby Gerry considered that the CERA overlords such as Jenny Shipley had to be paid twice the recommended rate because Gerry in his wisdom considered that they had a very important job to do, whereas the reality has been that the MOST important job in Christchurch this last year has been the cleaning and repair of the sewer system.
Come on Gerry, apply your pay rate logic consistently. Go on. Or at least explain why you choose to be inconsistent.