He’s Not Dead?

Has anyone seen Garcia?
Has anyone seen Garcia?

Some people are born to work. It’s a personality type thing.

These are the people who complained as children that they weren’t being assigned enough homework and who get depressed when they’re not working enough as adults.

On the other end of the spectrum is a different kind of worker—the one who works so hard at figuring out how not to work, he or she might actually be working harder than those doing actual work.

pelican capsule 400According to a recent article in The Guardian, a 69-year-old Spanish man was fined after officials discovered he hadn’t shown up to work for at least six years.

Here’s the kicker: the guy’s scheme was discovered only when the deputy mayor attempted to give him an award for 20 years of “loyal and dedicated” service.

“I thought, where is this man?” the deputy mayor told reporters. “Is he still there? Has he retired? Has he died?”

An investigation into the matter determined the man hadn’t been to his office for at least six years and maybe as many as 14.

Investigators discovered that Mr. Garcia had done “absolutely no work” between 2007 and 2010.

Officially, the man was supposed to be supervising the construction of a water treatment plant.

Apparently, Mr. Garcia took advantage of the fact that the water company thought the city council was in charge of Garcia, while the city council thought the water company was supervising him.

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