Skip to comments.Retiring Man Admits He 'Did Nothing for 14 Years'
Posted on 04/15/2012 11:39:33 AM PDT by nickcarraway
A German state employee got one last hurrah when he sent a farewell email to 500 colleagues detailing how he had been paid 745,000 for doing nothing.
He said he had been present, but not really there for the 14 years he had been employed as an engineer at a state surveying office in North Rhine-Westphalia, Die Welt newspaper reported.
Parallel structures of the organisation and shuffling around of work constantly left him with an empty in-tray.
I am entering retirement fully prepared, he wrote in the email, before stating exactly how much he had been paid during his career of keeping his desk warm - 745,000.
The 65-year-old thought he had had the last word before heading out of the office door for the last time except his email was leaked to the regional media and he is now the focus of some attention.
I do not wish to say anything else, he told local paper Westfalen Post on Wednesday. That email was not intended for public view.
The mayor of Menden, where he worked, has expressed his disappointment and said he felt a considerable pinch of rage when he saw the email, as the man had not once complained to the staff council about not having enough to do.
This kind of behaviour is very telling, he said, adding that he will not be taking the incident any further.
Menden town council has had to make considerable budget cuts, which has seen the mans former job eliminated.
Make him give it back.
A state employee who did nothing for 14 years. Why is this news?
Because he admits it.
yuk. a boob with man boobs.
Chuck U is looking terribly GAY in that pic.
His open position will be filled by three new hires to take over the work load from his departure.
This guy admits it, its all the ones who won’t admit it who are the big problem
Ah. Biden. Oh... wait.. Germany??
present, but not really there/
Just like obama
The legacy of Socialism. Utter and complete waste of human potential and natural resources resulting in unnecessary shortages and misery. A complete denial of the laws of economic supply and demand. Socialism is about fighting the laws of economics and the laws of economics, like the physical laws of gravity, has won every time as seen throughout history right up to the present. Yet history also shows that this denial, in favor of Socialism, has been the usual and persistent state of man.
Up-Chuck needs a bra.
Government bow wows world wide are like that.
“The mayor of Menden, where he worked, has expressed his disappointment and said he felt a considerable pinch of rage when he saw the email, as the man had not once complained to the staff council about not having enough to do.”
Which says nothing great about the municipal government management skills of the mayor - who should be removed from office while new leadership pursues repayment of what was paid to the slug.
I once went golfing with my brother in Florida. We were paired with two guys we did not know. As per usual, I started chit-chatting with one guy. He was from Connecticut, said he worked for the state in a transportation-related department, and was now retired on a nice pension.
“What did you do there?” I asked.
He looked me straight in the eye, and grinned as he replied, “Nothing.”
HA - he doesn't do anything either - lol
Many people 'work' at jobs where the hardest thing they do is waking up and getting to the job.
The only thing 'shocking-lite' about this article is this guy admitted it.
LOL. Not exactly a man bites dog story, is it?
Chucky needs a ‘bro’ and needs to get rid of that rainbow lanyard.
I am sure Rep. Beans ‘n Franks thinks Chucky looks ‘wonderfully’ gay.
Ha. The Michigan Department of Motor Vehicles could teach this guy a lot. He should wander into the SOS offices sometimes. He would be stunned.
Working for the New York City Department of Parks as a summer parkman during summer vacation during my high school days completely and permanently cured me of any socialist leanings and respect for civil servants.
Sounds like a lot of government employees here in the US!
Bob Slydell: You see, what we're actually trying to do here is, we're trying to get a feel for how people spend their day at work... so, if you would, would you walk us through a typical day, for you?
Peter Gibbons: Yeah.
Bob Slydell: Great.
Peter Gibbons: Well, I generally come in at least fifteen minutes late, ah, I use the side door - that way Lumbergh can't see me, heh heh - and, uh, after that I just sorta space out for about an hour.
Bob Porter: Da-uh? Space out?
Peter Gibbons: Yeah, I just stare at my desk; but it looks like I'm working. I do that for probably another hour after lunch, too. I'd say in a given week I probably only do about fifteen minutes of real, actual, work.
And exactly who’s fault is this?
Tell you brother I would happily call him a RAT.
Would be sad if he just keeled over tomorrow morning. /sarc
He is the model Obama gub’mint union employee.
Grandpa Simpson: "I figured because the democrats were back in power."