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Tenn. Tech Center staff offers to take pay cut to help make up for budget cuts

December 11th, 2008 12:00 am by Staff Report

Morristown's Tennessee Technology Center staff has offered to take a 10 percent pay cuts to help balance state budget cuts

According to a report by the Morristown Citizen-Tribune the cut is $539,700 out of the Tech Center's  $3.6 million budget and comes on top of a  3 percent cut last summer and a 3.4 percent cut in October.

"That $539,700 would take about a quarter of our staff,"  Lynn Elkins, director of the technology center told the Citizen-Tribune. "We understand that in bad economic times, sales tax revenue declines and we undergo cuts but we have never seen cuts to this extent and they may not be over."

"We agreed unanimously to offer to undergo an across-the-board 10 percent pay decrease to offset our cuts," she said. "It just seems to us it makes more sense to cut our personal expenses and continue to be employed rather than be totally unemployed."

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