These two men skipped work for 15 years straight ... and were still paid for every day

Spain's Falling Unemployment Goes Unnoticed for Workers
Spain's Falling Unemployment Goes Unnoticed for Workers

"All work, no pay" seems to be so many people's sentiments when it comes to the rigorous hours their workweek demands in comparison to the compensation they receive every paycheck.

But for two labor union men in Spain, it seems their motto has actually been "No work, all pay."

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In other words, the two men successfully avoided putting in any work hours while still collecting pay for 15 years.

Yes, according to, they got away with it for a decade and a half.

The two unnamed residents of Jerez de la Frontera, Spain were "working" as a driver and gardener as a part of the General Confederation of Labor.

The men were subject to a full-fledged investigation after it had been brought to the attention of the city's HR department that the two men had neglected to show up at their respective workplaces from the beginning of 2015 to date.

What the investigation uncovered was that the two men had in fact been doing so since the beginning of the millennium.

When confronted, the two men claimed that their particular situation was warranted, as they were using their accumulated vacation days as well as those of their co-workers, which they claim abides by union rules.

Oddly enough, the two men weren't the first to pull a fast one on the Jerez de la Frontera government.

A police officer for the town was found to have only shown up to work 47 days in 2015, and a second officer only showing up for 66.

In a public statement, the city of Jerez de la Frontera asserted:

"The municipal government only seeks to eliminate unjustified acquired habits that do considerable damage to the operation of the city council, its services and, especially, its battered coffers."

In case it wasn't clear enough, the two union workers were promptly fired.

Here's to hoping this is the end of workers slipping through the cracks in Jerez de la Frontera.

Though if its track record is indicative of anything, we're willing to bet we haven't heard the last of it.

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