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Jennifer Steinhauer reports in today's (5-8-09) NY Times on a dust-up in California's Riverside County government over differences in the quality of toilet paper provided for the county's 10 elected officials and their staffs and the rest of the county's 18,500 employees.
Two years ago the county supervisor, in response to county employee complaints about the one-ply toilet paper provided in the county's 340 buildings, switched to two-ply toilet paper. This move brought joy in johns in offices around the county until employees discovered that the ten elected officials and their staffs, totalling 100, were being treated to "Angel Soft" 4-ply toilet tissue. It was not long before whistleblowing led to a sense of "toilet tissue inequity" which pervaded the workforce, and a revolt against the decision of the Facilities Management Department, following a "texture test," to provide executives, their staffs and guests with Angel Soft, 4-ply tissue. The ten percent pay cut taken by county employees contributed to the furor over executive toilet tissue. The county spent $280,000 on toilet paper in 2008. This amounted to approximately $15 per employee.
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