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Official Would Need 7-Day, 14-Hour Schedule to Juggle Three City Jobs

Accountant Carl Johnson has held high-pay, high-responsibility positions for three different southeast Michigan municipalities — simultaneously. The Canton man works as the finance director for the city of Novi, which pays him $120,100 a year. As an outside contractor, he fills the same position for the city of River Rouge at $150,000 a year. That’s a combined $270,100 a year for the two jobs.

Johnson has also has applied for the controller position at Northfield Township, advertised at 20 hours per week. If the two full-time jobs with their six-figure pay require 40 hours per week each, and the part-time gig adds 20 hours more, Johnson would have to work more than 14 hours a day, seven days a week to meet the combined 100 hours per week.