What?! You don't think these guys/gals were all serving their community 16 1/2 hours per day, 7 days a week, for 5 weeks? I'm sure they all did it out of their concern for "THE VIRUS!!!" being spread in the community. They probably weren't even aware they were earning overtime, and if they were I'm sure they donated that amount to the charity of their choice, or gave it back to Ige so he could waste it somewhere else. No?
What jumped out at me was the phrase "over 5 weeks."
There are 168 total hours in a 7-day week. Let's assume 8 hours are required for rest, so the Cops are not punchy. That's now 112 hours MAX per week.
In most gov't jobs, overtime can only be charged ABOVE the first 40 hours worked in a pay-week. Let's ignore 2-week pay periods. The rules for that vary.
If you have to work 40 regular hours before getting overtime, then 5 weeks would contain 5 * 40 = 200 regular hours worked.
To hit 300 OT hours, they need 200 REG + 300 OT == 500 hours worked each week on average. Divided by 5 weeks = 100 hours per week total.
So, in essence, they want us to pay OT to officers who worked 100 hours in a week, just 12 shy of the number of work hours possible, over 7 days, each day being 16 hours long?
I'd like to follow these Cops and see where they are napping, shopping, getting their cars worked on, visiting friends and family, etc, etc. There's no way these officers are fully engaged 16 hours a day, 7 days a week for 5 weeks!
And 200 hours reduces the hours worked to 400 per week. That's still 80 hour work-weeks. If scheduled over 7 days, that's almost 11.5 hours per day.
On top of that, I'm sure they get paid time for meals.
Imagine how ineffective a Cop who works that many hours in a day/week/month would be in court. When asked about a specific case, his memories have GOT to be just one big blurr.