When Negotiators Are Using Monopoly Money
Think of the attitude expressed, here, by West Warwick School Committee Chairwoman Lindagay Palazzo:
“Regardless, whether we win or lose [their Caruolo lawsuit], the town is responsible for our bills,” Palazzo said. “They’re going to have to pay them anyway.”
One wonders what effect that point of view has on Mrs. Palazzo’s negotiation tactics. One also isn’t surprised to learn that she just retired (PDF) from her $80k job (PDF) as a Clinical Training Specialist with Rhode Island College’s Child Welfare Institute.
Being in the public sector tends to impart the belief that somebody else has to pick up every professional bill that public “servants” manage to rack up — the racking up of which seems to become their central goal.