Two Spanish workers fired after 15 years of absence | Europe | News | The Independent
Two Spanish council workers have been fired after the local town hall discovered they had been absent for up to 15 years.
Despite continuing to collect their wages from the Jerez de la Frontera authority in Andalusia, southern Spain, a driver and gardener could have been skipping since the turn of the millennium.
Concerns were initially raised among human resources officials after it was found the pair had collected their pay but had not worked from January 2015 until May 31, 2016. Further investigation of records revealed neither had done a day’s work in 15 years.