Spanish civil servant skips work for 6 years, and no one notices

While half the battle of a successful career is showing up, for Joaquín García, not going to work was actually more lucrative. Only when the 69-year-old Spanish civil servant was expected to receive an award for two decades of loyal service did anyone notice that he had not gone to work for at least six years, according to a report by The Guardian . García was employed as an engineer by the municipal water board in Cádiz, Spain, where his job was to supervise a waste water treatment plan. “He wa


While half the battle of a successful career is showing up, for Joaquín García, not going to work was actually more lucrative. Only when the 69-year-old Spanish civil servant was expected to receive an award for two decades of loyal service did anyone notice that he had not gone to work for at least six years, according to a report by The Guardian . García was employed as an engineer by the municipal water board in Cádiz, Spain, where his job was to supervise a waste water treatment plan. “He wa
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Spanish civil servant skips work for 6 years, and no one notices

While half the battle of a successful career is showing up, for Joaquín García, not going to work was actually more lucrative. Only when the 69-year-old Spanish civil servant was expected to receive an award for two decades of loyal service did anyone notice that he had not gone to work for at least six years, according to a report by The Guardian .

García was employed as an engineer by the municipal water board in Cádiz, Spain, where his job was to supervise a waste water treatment plan.

“He was still on the payroll,” said the deputy mayor who had hired him, Jorge Blas Fernández, to The Guardian. “I thought, where is this man? Is he still there? Has he retired? Has he died?”

After the former manager of the water board, whose office was across from García, told Fernández he had not seen his employee for several years, the deputy mayor decided to question García and called him in.

“I asked him: What are you doing?” Fernández said. “What did you do yesterday? And the previous month? He could not answer.”


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Santoli: This ‘coward’ portfolio yields 5%

The acronym was as grating and inaccurate as it was cute and catchy: TINA. It stood for “There Is No Alternative,” and sought to explain in four letters why so many investors kept putting money joylessly into stocks in recent years — supposedly because central banks had banished safe returns from the financial firmament with interest rates near nil. With the ongoing broad liquidation across markets, including the six month downward chop in U.S. stocks, many are now bemoaning the supposed dearth


The acronym was as grating and inaccurate as it was cute and catchy: TINA.
It stood for “There Is No Alternative,” and sought to explain in four letters why so many investors kept putting money joylessly into stocks in recent years — supposedly because central banks had banished safe returns from the financial firmament with interest rates near nil.
With the ongoing broad liquidation across markets, including the six month downward chop in U.S. stocks, many are now bemoaning the supposed dearth
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Santoli: This 'coward' portfolio yields 5%

The acronym was as grating and inaccurate as it was cute and catchy: TINA. It stood for “There Is No Alternative,” and sought to explain in four letters why so many investors kept putting money joylessly into stocks in recent years — supposedly because central banks had banished safe returns from the financial firmament with interest rates near nil.

With the ongoing broad liquidation across markets, including the six month downward chop in U.S. stocks, many are now bemoaning the supposed dearth of safe harbors rather than the lack of alternatives to stocks.

The truth is, though, that the roughing up of nearly all asset classes, aside from developed-market government debt, has created more return opportunities in low-risk investments than have existed in years.

A rather cowardly, conservative portfolio assembled today can easily yield close to 5 percent and allow its owner to sleep pretty well, even if fear continues to outrace greed for a while longer.


Company: cnbc, Activity: cnbc, Date: 2016-02-08  Authors: michael santoli
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