HOBBS, N.M. (KRQE) – An unusual move by a city official. The Hobbs City Manager is turning down a raise. J.J. Murphy declined the three-percent merit raise for his job performance saying others needed the money more.
Murphy tells the Hobbs News-Sun that others are being laid off and that his kids aren’t going to go hungry if he doesn’t take the raise. Murphy did take the two-percent raise all city employees got this year
He gets paid about $177,000 a year.