Have a look at these figures from this morning's Herald. A few hard facts for Hammeroids to ponder.
And the next one to go should be the bureaucrat who told the select committee:-
THE PAY RATES
Number of Health Ministry staff paid more than $90,000 a year:
* 435 at July 1, 2009.
* 440 at July 1, 2010.
Number paid less than $90,000 a year.
* 1052 at July 1, 2009.
* 897 at July 1, 2010.
The ministry said the increase in the number of actual people earning over $90,000 reflected a lower level of vacancies at the senior level.I'm still trying to figure out how that works.