This Guy Did Not Show Up to Work for Six Years Straight, and No One Noticed

by Cassy Fiano | February 15, 2016 4:03 pm

There are plenty of people who can get away with slipping away from their job for a day or two. But this guy was able to skip work for six years without getting caught.

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Joaquin Garcia, 69, allegedly dodged work for that amount of time after taking advantage of a mix up between his bosses at a water company in Cadiz and the local authorities.

The organisations apparently thought that the other was supervising him when none of them were.

He has now been fined €27,000 (£21,000) as punishment even though he was paid €37,000 (£28,000) annually before tax.

This was the maximum the court could give.

He was only caught after he qualified for an award for 20 years’ service and the deputy mayor realised he wasn’t at work.

Mr Garcia, who has apparently gone into hiding because of the publicity, denies the allegations.

It would seem pretty far-fetched that he was really working that entire time and the records of him not being there were all completely fabricated. But then again, this is the same workplace that didn’t notice that he was gone for six years, so who knows?

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