Why is Tim Murray Resigning effective SUNDAY June 2, 2013 instead of Friday May 31, 2013

Pardon me for being the ever skeptic, but does the timing of Tim Murray’s resignation from government strike you as an odd date.  Yesterday he gave notice that he will be taking a job with the Worcester Chamber of Commerce, on June 3, 2013.  His resignation, according to news sources will take effect on Sunday June 2, 2013.

His resignation will take effect June 2.

At a State House press conference on Wednesday, Murray said he initially dismissed the chamber’s offer, but grew more enthusiastic when officials there talked to him about their plans to enhance the group’s performance. His political woes, he said, were not a factor.

Why June 2?  Why not May 31, 2013, which is Friday?  We often hear of state workers staying on until after the first of the year for a pension bump.  Is this true on a monthly basis as well?  Maybe someone in the LG’s office can educate us.

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  • Not sure here, but does the benefits package for the Lt Governor work such that if you’re there for the first day of the month you are covered for the month.  If this is the case, he may have selected the resignation date to coincide with a date that would allow him to be covered by the taxpayers for an additional month while he gets set up on the Chamber plan.  Any guess as to which plan is better?  Which one costs Tim less?

    A better question could be, does the Commonwealth afford all its employees the opportunity to resign as of a Sunday rather than a Friday?  If so, why?  if not, why the heck is Tim allowed to take advantage of the support of the taxpayers in this way?

    The taking never stops, even on the way out the door!