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Custodial supervisor suspended and given 'last chance'

April 09, 2010
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WATERBURY, CT — Solomon "Sam" Goodman has been suspended for five days without pay, must pay back $380 and signed a "last chance" agreement after it was discovered that he was charging the city for overtime work while actually working at a B.J.''s Wholesale Club store, according to the Republican-American.
Goodman is the custodial supervisor at Kennedy High School and has been employed there for the past 23 years, the story stated.
He was ordered to pay the school back the $380 he earned while working at B.J''s and under the guidelines of the "last chance" agreement, Goodman could be terminated "without chance of appeal if he steps afoul of rules again," the story noted.
At Kennedy High School, Goodman supervises about 10 custodians and has been one of the department''s top overtime earners — logging 1,036 overtime hours in 2009 and 1,486 in 2008, the story added.
According to the article, during an investigation, Goodman confessed and the fallout lead to widespread reaction.
Kennedy Principal Michael Yamin, for example, was "extremely disappointed and hurt" by the supervisor''s actions.
According to the story, Goodman supplemented his $32,871 base pay with $23,958 in overtime in 2009.
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