What a joke:
Inland Revenue spent $48,000 on noise-cancelling headphones, at a cost of more than $400 each, because staff complained their redesigned office was too loud. The IRD admits that was a waste of taxpayer money.
They are top-of-the-line, noise-cancelling headphones designed for listening to music. Official documents show taxpayers forked out as much as $549 for each pair. The minister in charge isn’t happy.
“I’m not sure the spending of this amount of money on headphones is a good use of taxpayer money,” says Revenue Minister Todd McClay. “No, it’s not a good look.”
I’d love a good set. ¬†¬† Read more »