Work From Home/Don’t Work From Home: Get Paid By Government Either Way!
August 11, 2014
Turns out the U.S. Patent Office had a stellar work from home program which didn’t actually require any work but employees collected paychecks as high as $148,000 a year. And it’s a good thing whistleblowers (multiple) uncovered the colossal waste of our tax dollars (not hard at work).
Some of the 8,300 patent examiners, about half of whom work from home full time, repeatedly lied about the hours they were putting in, and many were receiving bonuses for work they didn’t do. And when supervisors had evidence of fraud and asked to have the employee’s computer records pulled, they were rebuffed by top agency officials, ensuring that few cheaters were disciplined, investigators found.
It’d be funny if it wasn’t true.