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Working at Kings County Hospital, staff psychiatrist Dr. Quazi Rahman claims to have worked 110 hours a week for a full year drawing $515,700 in overtime pay.The New York Post obtained records proving that Rahman, 55, says he worked 3,820 hours of overtime in 2009 for an average work-week of 113 hours.
Because of all the extra work, Rahman lifted his take home pay from its base of $173,503 to $689,203, and because Kings County is a public hospital that salary was paid completely by the New York taxpayer.
Keeping in mind there are 168 hours in a week, The Post mentions some astonishing numbers.
- Through March and April Rahman worked 55 straight days with no day off
- From April 5 to 11 he clocked 141 hours, including two 24-hours shifts
- That week the doctor had only 27-hours he was not on the clock
- He worked 116 hours the following week
- He worked 130 hours the week after that and took his first day off April 26
Following inquiries by The Post Dr. Rahman was forced to pay back $10,800 for time-sheet discrepancies and required to pay a $10,800 fine.
Kings County said it has no restrictions on the number of hours a physician may work once they clear their residency.
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