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Murphy Makes The Washington Times' Worst Boss List

The newspaper analyzed a decade of Congressional pay records to find the offices with the highest turnover rates.

According to a study done by The Washington Times, U.S. Rep. Tim Murphy is tied for the title of fifth-worst boss on Capitol Hill.

Murphy, a Republican, represents Whitehall Borough as part of the 18th Congressional District.

The Washington Times analyzed a decade of Congressional pay records to find the offices with the highest turnover rates, and it discovered that Murphy has a 42-percent average turnover rate, peaking at 64 percent in 2006.

Four other representatives had turnover rates higher than Murphy:

  1. 53 percent: Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee, Texas Democrat
  2. 47 percent: Rep. Betty Sutton, Ohio Democrat
  3. 46 percent: Rep. Michele Bachmann, Minnesota Republican
  4. 43 percent: Rep. Jane Lakes Harman, California Democrat
  5. (tied) 42 percent: Rep. Tim Murphy, Pennsylvania Republican; Rep. Pete Olson, Texas Republican

Murphy won his sixth term as a congressman in November.

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Tyrion Lannister January 25, 2013 at 04:55 PM
Murphy is a big-government Republican who has been accused & investigated for using taxpayer-funded congressional staff and resources to do his re-election work during official business hours. Politics being what it is, the people that worked in his office and have left usually don't file charges for fear of harming their future political careers. Thus the revolving door, but nothing ever really being done to stop ethics violations such as these.
FF19 January 25, 2013 at 05:40 PM
I know first-hand that Murphy is demanding on his employees. I approached his office to help my 83 year old father-in-law out from an underwater mortgage. He escalated his issue to the Secretary of the Treasury and as a result my father-in-law, also a Korean War vet is still in his house and is able to pay his mortgage. Murphy's staff follow-ed through to make sure this issue was resolved. Before you mud-sling keep party politics out of it and look at a person for their record. Even though they are few, there are good Democrats and Republicans out there. Murphy is one of them.
bonita veraldi January 25, 2013 at 06:54 PM
And I bet the union thugs, Acorn, wefare receipients and Federal workers think Father Obama is a GREAT boss.
Billee January 26, 2013 at 01:59 PM
The best of your time and talents are to be given to your boss...they produce fine wine. However the heart of your soul should not be sold for the days daily wages...I shall give it to the Lord and his union of angels as he gives me my strength to stand strong and work for the benefit of my brother as I live out my days...One Nation Under God. Times have changed and so have I. I think I hear Independence calling me and it has nothing to do with a political party!
cc January 27, 2013 at 03:12 AM
Tyron your so wrong on Murphy, he over works his staff to get things done and it can be very stressful for his employees. When he was fighting for the Air Force base in Pittsburgh his staff was working 70 hours a week, makes it hard when you have a family and want to spend time with them.
cc January 27, 2013 at 03:13 AM
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Billee January 27, 2013 at 01:11 PM
Never stand down...as you stand and look up. When you close a door God opens another. Your boss is what you make of him. If you don't like what you made... re-invent your creation and mold the clay somewhere else. Our attitudes are everything and can make or break that worse boss. The idea is to make it work for you. Always nice to hear from you CC. Have a blessed week.
Marvin February 14, 2013 at 05:43 PM
Love all these comments. Some, evidentally, are from people who can only make a living by being protected by the union and others are from those who know how to earn a living on their own in the public arena. If the Honorable Congressman Dr. Murphy didn't get results through his staff, the same complainers would be saying he runs retirement home offices. It's a tight rope to work with minimal staffing in order to save money for the taxpayers as opposed to running a fat office forcing the taxpayers to pay more for it. I see no ego oozing from the congressman that says he wants to abuse employees - what I see is an individual businessman who holds employees accountable and pays them for their work with taxpayer funds. Hope you don't have a problem with that! Yes, maybe they do work a ton of hours during times where jobs and careers are at stake. For that I give the staff kudos for dedication and the congressman kudos for hiring such a great staff. Why aren't we looking at the number of staffers who have worked for the congressman for a while and used it as a stepping stone to a better job or a higher career move? The true measurement of a "boss" is his willingness to adequately train employees and also help them find a job on the next rung of the ladder if that's what they want. Congressman Murphy provides both opportunities - and yes, he is willing to provide a third opportunity for non-productive employees instead of keeping them payrolled on the backs of taxpayers.

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