Published: 11 Apr 12 16:10 CET Edited by SWTR 20/4/2012
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.
Duplicated structures of the organisation caused a shuffling around of work, this constantly left him with an empty in-tray.
The 65-year-old thought he had had the last word before heading out the door for the last time, wrong 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“That email was not intended for public view.”
So, if what he says is true how many other apprentice retirees are there out there, just training for a comfortable no work future.I wonder how long the training takes, perhaps 14years is the norm.
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 "The the man had not once complained to the staff council about not having enough to do".
“This kind of behaviour is very telling,”
Menden town council has had to make considerable budget cuts, which has seen the man’s former job (A job, joke!) eliminated.