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December 20, 2012 8:15 AM

Four ousted in Florida Blind Services after audit discloses sweetheart deal

Thousands of state workers haven't received pay raises in years, but Division of Blind Services worker Caroline McManus was due for a $97,000 boost overnight. The plan: To quit her $59,000 computer programming position and return the next day as a $156,000 contractor. All the managers approved it. Same job, same desk, more than double the pay. While that sounds like a great deal for the employee, it also violates a rule that bans workers from leaving state jobs and returning within two years for more money.

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