Robert Fabiszak, 53, spent 360 days on the job last year as a police officer
for the New York Port Authority.
In the process, he racked up 3,737 overtime hours.
And as a result, he saw his pay come close to quadrupling, from a base salary
of $70,344 to $280,403.
The New York Post reports that Fabiszak heads a list of almost 200 Port Authority
officers who at least doubled their base salaries last year, thanks to mandatory-overtime
requirements and heightened security requirements in and around New York City.
The Post reports that post-September 11 security concerns led to a requirement
that Port Authority officers work 72 hours a week during the first four months
of last year. In May "it was adjusted to 60 hours - 12 hours a day for
five days a week. Anything above the eight hours was overtime," PA spokesman
Greg Trevor said.
But Fabiszak went beyond that, volunteering to log extra overtime. Trevor noted
that adding Fabiszak's straight time of 1,512 hours to his OT and dividing by
360 meant he worked about 14.5 hours daily.
"I worked nights, days, whatever they needed," Fabiszak told the
"We were at war," he added. "I did my part."
The Post reported that the stress and strain of working so many hours contributed
to Fabiszak's decision to retire at the start of this year.
The New York Post