After reading in last Thursday's state worker column that it took 12 hours to clean up a lubricant spill in Marin County while all Caltrans workers were on furlough, some of you wondered: How much did the people who ended up cleaning the mess get paid? Overtime?
Well, no. They got regular time. You can't pay Caltrans workers overtime unless they've worked more than 40 hours that week, even though it's a day they're supposed to be on furlough, spokeswoman Lauren Wonder said.
Even though the people who finally cleaned up the mess came all the way from Geyserville.