Company tries to give employee award, discovers he hadn’t been at work for 6 years
SPAIN – A man in Spain is in some hot water after his employers found out that he didn’t go to work for nearly 6 years.
According to the Guardian, Joaquín García, a Spanish civil servant, was up for an award for his service as his career was coming to a close.
He began working as an engineer in 1990 and in 1996 he was moved to the municipal water board in Agua de Cadiz to supervise a water plant. In 2010, he was due to get the award for years of service and the company noticed he was on the payroll but not at work.
The lawsuit has been ongoing for years since then.
This week, he was taken to court after the company verified that he hadn’t gone to his office or done any work.
He told court officials he had gone to the office, he just didn’t work traditional hours. He also said he was the victim of workplace bullying because of his family’s socialist beliefs.