by Max Brantley
How do you get someone to leave a highly respected university system in another state to come to Arkansas for essentially the same pay, alma mater or no alma mater?
Might it be that such a move allows the official to begin collecting his substantial retirement pay from the other state, essentially a huge instant income enhancement, on top of his new job's pay?
Understand me before the usual grumping begins on my raising this topic. This would make perfect sense for the official in question -- if it's the case. It also would be perfectly legal. Would but we all had such opportunities. But the circumstance is a real factor in enticing someone to change jobs.
Whatever the case may be, UCA has now proved you need not necessarily offer a boxcar-sized regular pay increase to lure a proven out-of-state commodity. (A free house for the 'rents is nice, though.)
If you get my drift.