By Patrick Rehkamp/BGA, with the Chicago News Co-op
For Wayne Watson, it sure paid to stay healthy.
By the time Watson left his job as chancellor of City Colleges of Chicago in 2009, he had accrued around 500 unused sick days over his three-decade career with the community college system.
While many public and private employers have a "use-it-or-lose-it" policy on sick time, City Colleges converted Watson’s unused days into cash – a whopping $500,000 that’s being paid to him in five annual increments, the Better Government Association has learned.
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