Hate your job? Have you considered just not going most of the time?
Apparently, Joaquín García, a 69-year-old Spanish civil servant has been doing just that for the last six years. He was fined $30,000 for not showing up to work when officials finally found out in the process of awarding him for 20 years of service.
García claims that he did show up to work every day but often left because there was no work to do. He was afraid that if he mentioned it to anyone he would lose his job without being able to find another one so instead he continued collecting his paycheck and started studying philosophy in his unofficial early retirement.
Felix used to be an everyday cat, just working her day job keeping mice at bay at Huddersfield Station in West Yorkshire, England. She was brought in at only nine weeks old to help take control of the pests in the station and she really grew into the role.
After five years of hard work she finally got the promotion she deserves. No longer is she a simple mouse catcher. She is now Senior Pest Controller, complete with the adorable visibility jacket, name tag and authority that goes with the title. Let's hope she uses her newly appointed power benevolently.
Production assistants who worked on blockbuster films such as 'The Wolf of Wallstreet' and 'Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles' who were in charge of parking are now suing Paramount Pictures and other associated production companies.
The suit claims that they were not allowed to leave their assigned locations, which led them to start keeping "bottles and buckets" in their vehicles for any inevitable bathroom breaks.
On top of that, they claim that in cold weather they had to leave their cars running continuously but were never compensated for it. And they had to work 60-100 hours a week regularily while being paid a flat rate of $150 a day without overtime. They were also not given food on set during their 12-hour-on-average days.
The suit is an attempt by the PAs to get compensation for such poor working conditions.
Spoilers for the Breaking Bad finale if you haven't watched it in the two years since it aired. (What are you doing with your life?)
The man who knocks would have hit the nail on the head.
Breaking Bad Creator Vince Gilligan joined Adam Savage and Jamie Hyneman as they recreated the final, bloody scene of the show.
You know the one — when Walt McGyvers an M60 machine gun in the trunk of his car to fire on an oscillating, remote-controlled mount. Then it kills everyone.
Savage and Hyneman reconstructed the set up for the most recent episode of MythBusters and it completely, incredibly, totally works.
Check it out:
The bullets actually tear through the car, through the side of the makeshift house and into all of the bad guys holding Jessie Pinkman hostage.
It's a big victory for Gilligan as well, due to the fact that Mythbusters had previously debunked two different scenarios from other Breaking Bad episodes.
It turns out you can't dissolve a tub through a bathroom floor with acid or knock out a room with a chunk of mercury fulminate.
But this. This works.
It is so, so awesome.
Waiting a long time for a plane to take off can suck, but it’s a lot more bearable if you have a flight attendant that can move like this woman.
According to the uploader, she is a breakdancer-turned-flight attendant, and she recently gave these passengers a bit of a show while waiting for everyone to board.
Watch her dance to Mark Ronson’s “Uptown Funk” and win over everyone on the plane.
A teenage girl with the Twitter handle “@Cellla_” did not want to go to work at her new job at Jet’s Pizza in Mansfield, Texas last week, so she Tweeted about it.
And now she doesn’t have to go, because she was fired.
Her would-be boss, Robert Waple, saw the tweet (thanks to one his employees), and he let her know himself that she didn’t have to bother showing up.
It seems like Robert is done with Twitter for while after this 15 seconds of fame. He hadn’t used his account since 2009, and he has since deleted all the tweets related to her firing.
“Made my point today,” he wrote. “I’ll check in again in 6 years.”
And Cella is seeing a lot of mixed reactions on her Twitter account now as the story spreads, but she just finds the whole thing so LOL.
In an e-mail obtained by Government Executive, employees at the EPA were told to shape up after reported incident of feces being placed outside an office bathroom. Administrator Howard Cantor said "Management is taking this situation very seriously and will take whatever actions are necessary to identify and prosecute these individuals." Poop shenanigan-doers, beware!
This comes after numerous other EPA misconduct incidents, including one employee pretending to be a CIA agent to get unlimited vacation time and another fessing up to spending as many as 6 hours a day watching naughty internet bits. Hats off to the Environmental Protection Agency though, it takes guts to be this blatantly incompetent and wasteful.
Here's Huffington Post's piece on the poopy situation with some more detail: