If you resign from your job today will your boss give you half a year’s pay as a parting gift? No? Funny because that, apparently, is standard practice for high-paid stars. It is being reported that Paul Henry received up to $150,000 from TVNZ when he resigned due to the storm over his racist remarks. And that was regarded as a good deal for TVNZ!
I guess this is just standard practice for the rich. Whether its shareholders’ money or taxpayers’ money, the people in charge seem more than willing to pay each other the big bucks and dish out backhanders they would never dream of handing to ordinary workers.
The Government is keeping with its practice throughout this whole saga of closing its eyes, thereby tacitly endorsing Henry and TVNZ management. Broadcasting Minister Jonathan Coleman has made clear that he doesn’t care whether our taxpayer-owned broadcaster gave a small fortune to a disgraced bigot, which they can have had no legal obligation to pay.
A bigot, a valueless management, and a do nothing government. What a disgraceful collection.