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Spanish civil servant's six-year absence from work not noticed
« on: Friday, 12 February, 2016 @ 12:36:01 »
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A Spanish civil servant has been fined €27,000 (£21,000; $30,000) after not going to work for "at least" six years.
Joaquin Garcia's 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.
He denied the allegations and said he was a victim of bullying. A court found in the authority's favour and ordered him to pay the fine.
Mr Garcia was paid €37,000 a year before tax by a water company run by local authorities in the south-western city of Cadiz. His fine was equivalent to one year's salary after tax and was the most that the company could legally reclaim.
The court heard that the boss of the water company had not seen him for years despite occupying an office opposite his.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-35557725


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Re: Spanish civil servant's six-year absence from work not noticed
« Reply #1 on: Saturday, 13 February, 2016 @ 13:49:12 »
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whose job was to supervise the building of a waste water treatment plant

Wonder if that's "to supervise the construction of a waste water treatment plant" or "to supervise a waste water treatment plant building"?

Looks like it was a non-essential position, either way.
« Last Edit: Saturday, 13 February, 2016 @ 13:52:02 by Maik »