Spanish public sector waste: Story Number 1
17 July 2012 @ 14:13
A lad I work with was telling me about his best mate in Madrid, who is a functionario (civil servant) at the Ministry of Defense in the capital. He works in an admin/accountancy role and his official working hours are 8:00am until 3:00pm. He disappears for breakfast around 9:30 am for half an hour, which is standard for public sector "workers". He had noticed that after he and his colleagues got back from breakfast, some of his colleagues would then disappear with a sports bag for an hour or so. He was intrigued as to where these people went to so he followed them one day and discovered that they were heading down to the Ministry of Defence gym in the basement of one of the buildings.
So now this guy heads down to the gym for an hour or so after he's had his breakfast. He also told my mate that they often leave at 2:00-2:30pm instead of 3:00pm as they should do. So this guy basically works around 25 hours per week and picks up a full time salary of 2000 euros per month after tax.
What a joke.
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