Imaginary Work

An employee in our department was a problem employee over the last 20 years. He/she was always short of time to do work and the evidence was a stack of file boxes in his/her office labeled with pending permits. A new supervisor started to push for performance and the employee went out on stress leave. Other staff went to the file boxes to reassign the work in the employee’s absence and found all boxes were empty with phony labels on them. Too bad all that creativity wasn’t applied to real work.