but you don't want to work? Not a problem. You can only be fired for "abandoment of job" after 30 consecutive days of not appearing for work. Since outside of maybe stealing from the company there don't seem to be any other dismissal reasons that warrant you not receiviing all your worker's benefits, people like my friend can go to work two or three days a month. Skip a week, go a day, skip a week...She's trying to get fired. But they don't want to pay her severance pay, which is significant since she's worked there for about three years. So she goes to work just enough to keep within the bounds of the law, and eventually they'll get tired of paying her and fire her outright. And then she can collect the same salary for six months on unemployment. And then maybe, what? Look for another job?
Now I know why no one seems to work around here.
In other news, I woke up to a string of teddy bears and monkeys hung up outside my bedroom window. A much more welcome sight than the dolls hanging by stringy doll-hair the other day...I took a picture:
Somehow it's slightly unnerving.
It's 1:29. I'm going to bed. There are some good stories to come tomorrow...