News Man skips work and gets paid for six years

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  1. MilkyDischarge

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    great gig....

    Man Skipped Work For 6 Years And No One Noticed Until He Won An Award
    For six years, a building supervisor in Spain quietly collected a $41,500 salary from his local government without showing up for work.

    And he would have gotten away with it too if it wasn’t for him getting an award for his 20 years of loyal service.

    Joaquín García, 69, was recently fined $30,000 for the extended paid vacation from a water treatment plant in Cádiz -- the maximum penalty government officials could deliver, the BBC reported.

    According to deputy mayor Jorge Blas, it wasn’t until Garcia was due to be recognized for his hard work in 2010 that authorities realized his office was sitting vacant.

    "I wondered whether he was still working there, had he retired, had he died? But the payroll showed he was still receiving a salary," Blas told Spanish newspaper El Mundo, according to The Local.

    “I called him up and asked him, ‘What did you do yesterday? The month before, the month before that?’ He didn’t know what to say,” Blas said.

    Garcia's water company coworkers thought the plant was being overseen by local authorities because they hadn't seen Garcia in so long.

    Garcia’s attorney, speaking on his behalf, reportedly blamed bullying at his workplace for his absence. He also said there was no work to do.

    People close to Garcia told El Mundo that he dedicated himself to reading philosophy instead and that he did not report the bullying out of fear that he could be fired.

    Garcia retired after the allegations came to light, though he denies wrongdoing.

    In the end, a court sided with the government, recently ordering him to pay the five-digit fine.

    Garcia has since petitioned to the deputy mayor not to pay the fine and to have the judgment reviewed, The Local reported.

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  2. Tipsey Russell

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    I saw this earlier today at work

    this guy
    i'm super envious of him
     
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    Dude is my hero
     
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    Somebody in Australia did this

    Didn't come to work for 6 years and got paid 60k each year
     
  6. GLguygardner

    GLguygardner "I break bread, ribs, hundred dollar bills..."

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    A million blessings upon him!
     
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    :jj:
     
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    Obama?

    Heyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy yooooooooooooooooo
     
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    Government at it's finest - pay a guy for not going to work and being so clueless that you bestow him with a lifetime achievement award for doing so. Taxpayers probably don't mind at all.
     
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    I expect Wiggy to try this move soon. He's already easing into it.
     
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    This fucker should quit whining. I'd gladly pay 30k in exchange for a 6 year paid vacation.
     
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    kinda reminds me of a Seinfeld episode where Kramer get s a job in a office but wasn't hired in the first place. He goes to work everyday till the boss finds out
     
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    Now that's a no show job.
     
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    Howard's been doing this for 8 years at least
     
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    Hugh Blowmont Just be funny

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    By any chance was he missing a red stapler?...
     
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    So, if the position is still open where do I send my resume? Yeah, I know it's in Spain, but I can work at home, right? He did. :D
     
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    RobotsVsMonsters Semi-lurker since 2008

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    Taking "no call, no show" to the extreme
     
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    Biff DiBiase Philanthropist and accountant at Larry, Inc. POTY Stern Forum Gold

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    Smartest guy ever.
     
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    i was going to say howard invented this.
     
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  20. MilkyDischarge

    MilkyDischarge Proud Schtick POTY 2016 Gold

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    Anyone else wanna try this tomorrow?