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Employee fired after not showing up to work... for 24 years

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Ah bureaucracy, how do I love thee.

AK Verma was an executive engineer at the Central Public Works Department in India.  It seems that Mr Verna had some things he wanted to work through and went on extended leave - like - realllllly extended leave because the last time he turned up for work was December of 1990.


A government statement explained that he went on leave without permission and then refused one order after another to return to work (yet continued to be paid).  Unfortunately they didn't fire him, 'cause largely they couldn't. Turns out that India's labor laws are so restrictive that it's basically impossible to fire anyone for anything less than criminal activity.

Now if you can excuse me, I need to relocate to Mumbai.  *sounds of slamming suitcases*


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