June 20, 1986 |
Two of the city's top financial officers are going into court in a dispute over the city controller's auditing powers, and taxpayers will pay the legal bills. City computer czar Eugene L. Cliett Jr. filed suit in Common Pleas Court this week to try to get his last paycheck released from the clutches of city Controller Joseph C. Vignola. Vignola put Cliett's $1,333 biweekly paycheck into his office safe two weeks ago in retaliation for Cliett's refusal to open financial records of the Philadelphia Computing Corp.
April 1, 1986 |
As long as mum's the word from Sheriff Ralph C. Passio III, there will be no paycheck Friday for his $26,500-a-year inspector, William Schwartz. Yesterday, City Controller Joseph C. Vignola said he was withholding Schwartz's biweekly paycheck until Passio tells him what the 10-year veteran of the sheriff's office has been doing lately to earn his city salary. Passio relieved Schwartz of all his duties March 12, after the FBI told the sheriff it had found that his department paid two private auto repair shops for work that was never done on 20 cars.
March 4, 1992 |
Well, as Bobby Bonilla always said, if you don't like the highest-paid player in baseball, just wait a few days. It will change. Only 94 days ago, it was Bonilla whose Mets contract (five years, $29.5 million) was supposed to be threatening the very survival of baseball, if not the entire universe. Now it is Ryne Sandberg who has taken over Bonilla's title as owner of baseball's most outrageous paycheck. Now it is Sandberg who has gotten the contract - a new four-year, $28.4 million extension from the Cubs - that's most guaranteed to cause baseball commissioner Fay Vincent to predict the end of the world.
August 30, 1989 |
Thursday is payday - normally a day to look forward to - for about 5,000 South Jersey employees of the General Electric Co.'s Aerospace Division. But since January, payday has not always been a happy day, some employees say. Rather, a rash of payroll mistakes has made it a day of frustration, heartburn and headaches. The former RCA Corp., including its South Jersey Aerospace Division facilities in Moorestown and Gibbsboro, merged with GE in June of 1986, and in January, GE began integrating the largely manual RCA payroll system into GE's computerized system.
June 28, 1989 |
John Warner didn't set out to be a cop. The 34-year-old Oaklyn resident had every intention of pursuing a career in automobile retailing after graduating from Peirce Junior College in 1975. But when he opened up a health club in Oaklyn in the early 1980s, the officers who came in as customers persuaded him to apply for a position on the local police force. "I was absolutely thrilled when they hired me," he said. " 'To protect and to serve' in my own home town - I was so proud.
July 18, 2010
Andrew Celwyn is co-owner of the Herbiary in Reading Terminal Market and Chestnut Hill With so much bad news about Philadelphia's budget woes, increased property taxes, and decrease of services, I was surprised that no one took notice of the good news that recently came out of City Hall. Granted, there was no news release by Mayor Nutter's office and I didn't hear any Council members crowing about it either, but not to worry. I'll let you in on this closely guarded secret. My wife and I jointly own a small business in Philadelphia, and as the bookkeeper, I need to keep track of what City Hall is doing.
April 19, 2002 |
It's called Time Out, but French director Laurent Cantet's unsettling film about a businessman between situations might well be called "Fake This Job and Love It. " Vincent (Aur?lien Recoing) resembles both Prince Albert of Monaco and a corporate executive. But he is a sham. Recently fired and too ashamed to admit it, Vincent constructs an alternative universe. To impress friends and family, he says he is a U.N. consultant in Geneva. He works harder to get the job description and language down than he would if he were actually employed.
June 6, 1986 |
Thousands of paychecks will be distributed to most municipal employees today, but a $1,333.90 check payable to city data-processing chief Eugene L. Cliett Jr. will remain locked in a drawer somewhere in the city controller's office. Controller Joseph C. Vignola yesterday ordered that Cliett's pay be withheld because of what Vignola contends is Cliett's refusal to cooperate with an audit of his department, the Office of Information Management (OIM). Cliett, who is a $55,000-a-year deputy finance director, last week turned away a consultant hired by Vignola to audit OIM. He notified Vignola that by law the controller's staff - and not a consultant - must conduct all audits.
March 21, 1988 |
The mother of William Gilliard III told him his night job selling children's books over the phone wouldn't amount to much. She'd tried it herself and hadn't made much money. Gilliard listened for two weeks and went to work every day. Then, on Thursday he brought home his answer: a two-week paycheck for $15,343.40. Net. "I thought it was one hell of a cash incentive," said the 18-year-old graduate of Martin Luther King High School, who signed up with the phone- soliciting company, Incentive Cash Telemarketing, in Horsham.
October 18, 1990 |
Two Philadelphia men described by police as "low-level check cashers" for a criminal group dubbed the Junior Black Mafia were arrested in connection with an attempt to cash a stolen paycheck at a Valley Forge bank. Uwchlan Township Detective Chuck Crawford gave the following account: On Oct. 3, Eric Bell, of the 4500 block of North 13th Street, went to the National Bank of Boyertown's Uwchlan branch and cashed a $542 paycheck that had been stolen from a Pottstown yogurt company.