July 15, 2018

No lifetime ban for government worker that pilfered decades' worth of tax dollars

David MenziesMission Specialist

Until recently, Carles Recio was a hard-working archives director employed by the Spanish government, or was he?


It turns out that for more than a decade, Carles didn’t work at all despite coming to work bright and early every morning and not checking out until quitting time. But it appears his main job function was to bugger off for all the hours in-between.

After his keen-eyed colleagues finally noticed he was seldom at his post, this supreme slacker was finally sacked, though unsurprisingly unapologetic.

But this being the public sector, hope abounds, for while Carles is currently out of a job, he can re-apply for another government job in nine years.

After all, a lifetime ban for pilfering a decade’s worth of tax dollars would be a tad too harsh.

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commented 2018-07-16 03:33:24 -0400
Hey!… It’s Espana!… And as long as the bulls continue to enter the corrida at noon, who cares?
commented 2018-07-15 17:09:09 -0400
Look at it this way: In many cases, people are probably better off with government ‘workers’ snoozing in a hammock under a tree than doing actual work, which in many cases is to the detriment of the people. You don’t have to look any further than the top echelon of the FBI to know that’s true. And then of course there’s Trudeau…
commented 2018-07-15 16:44:12 -0400
There should be an “or” between workers and do-nothing
commented 2018-07-15 16:42:47 -0400
Government workers (oxymoron) can be either dedicated, conscientious hard workers, do-nothing slackers. I’ve seen both. Either way seems to be just fine. The hard workers make the slackers possible. However, the one thing that isn’t tolerated is rocking the boat. Whistle blowers don’t survive long in government.
commented 2018-07-15 16:36:29 -0400
thank goodness it was spain. never, ever would that never, ever happen in canada. yuk yuk
commented 2018-07-15 15:26:23 -0400
Tammie, perhaps his co workers were dissapeared for most of the day also. They are all civil servants afterall. Maybe this is just a national passtime or an extended siesta.

commented 2018-07-15 13:10:17 -0400
It took his co-workers ten years to notice? No supervisor either? Weird.
commented 2018-07-15 12:37:33 -0400
This 10 year absentee Gov’t Employee is the area where Doug Ford can find his greatest cost-cutting measures in his election promise to make Ontario Great Again.
The story attached is the reason Gov’t Employees are told to stay home on a snowy day, as no one misses their low production in many cases.