Absent From Work 24 Years, Gets Fired

An article on CNBC, titled “Government fires employee who skipped work for 24 years” caught our attention…

Maybe there was a good reason behind the absence. Maybe there was a good reason for the employee to be fired.

Maybe it was the utmost stereotyped representation of a government employee ever envisioned.

Could either the employee or the government actually have knowingly, willingly, and without earlier recourse, condone skipping work for 24 years?

Maybe this happened outside the United States, in another country.

Well, as CNBC reported, it happened in India where an:

…executive engineer at the Central Public Works Department, was fired after last appearing for work in December 1990.

Even after an inquiry found him guilty of “willful absence from duty” in 1992, it took another 22 years and the intervention of a cabinet minister to remove him, the government said.

What do you think? Perhaps both the ex-employee and the government should be recognized for this achievement.

Had in happened here, it would certainly result in an uproar!




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