Baltimore water meter readers wasted $120,000 driving around aimlessly or going home early, probe finds

For over a year, Baltimore’s water meter readers would get a list of jobs at the beginning of their shifts. When they were done, workers either drove around aimlessly or went home instead of getting more work to do, an investigation found. Investigators with the city’s Inspector General’s office say the result was that over the course of 20 months, taxpayers paid $120,000 in wages for hours when the employees were doing no real work. (Balt. Sun)

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