Friday, February 12, 2016

Our Government Workers Sigh With Envy

They haven't quite figured out how to take it to this level, yet.

Spanish civil servant skips work for 6yrs on full pay

A Spanish civil servant is in hot water after his bosses found he had not gone to work for six years. Joaquin Garcia will have to pay a fine of almost €30,000 ($33,000), even though he wrote a letter to the Cadiz mayor to give his version of events.
Garcia, who is now 69, did not turn up for his job of supervising a waste treatment plant in the city of Cadiz for the Aguas de Cadiz municipal company from 2004 until 2010, but continued to pick up his annual pay check of €37,000 ($41,000).
In 2010, a leading councilman, Jose Blas Fernandez, found out that Garcia had not been coming to work. “The manager of Aguas de Cadiz thought he was in the city hall and those at city hall thought he was there [at the Aguas de Cadiz],” he told Efe news agency.
Fernandez, who headed the disciplinary proceedings against Garcia, asked where he had been. However, he “could not answer anything and said that he had been harassed and subsequently left without any further comment.”

Nice work if you can get it. Get paid for six years for doing nothing and only have to pay back one years worth.


Unknown said...

Washington DC is full of those people.

Phil said...

George my old friend!!
It's been a looooong time.

I used to drink the shit out of George Dickel whiskey man, Black Label only, and I do mean lots of it.
I even had a couple of my favorite bars start stocking it for me back in the day.It wouldn't surprise me a bit if it wasn't still there, some people just don't know good whiskey.

Alas, I had to give it up but I do sometimes miss you my old friend.
Please do stop by again.

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