Monday, February 15, 2016
Friday, February 12, 2016
Joaquin Garcia's has not been to work, his office, for more than six years. Despite collection his annual salary of $50,000, his absence was only noticed when he became eligible to collect a long-service award. The 69-year-old, whose job was to supervise the building of a waste water treatment plant, has since retired. His employer, a water company run by local authorities in the south-western city of Cadiz, thought he was being supervised by the local authority while the local authority thought he was being supervised by the water company. A court fined him one year's salary. The court heard that the boss of the water company had not seen him for years despite occupying an office opposite his.