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In an email sent to coworkers on the day he retired, a German man admitted that he had nothing to do at work for the past 14 years. The man boasted that he had earned the equivalent of $980,000 for doing nothing. The worker said he was forced to retire at the age of 65 because his job had been eliminated. He accused municipal authorities of creating inefficient, overlapping, and parallel structures, and even employing another person to do the same job, leaving him with nothing to do. In the email, he admitted that he liked the freedom, and added, “Since 1998, I was present but not really there. So I’m going to be well prepared for retirement.”—Jim L. Wilson and Jim Sandell

German civil servant says he 'did nothing for 14 years', By Bruno Waterfield, http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/europe/germany/9200054/German-civil-servant-says-he-did-nothing-for-14-years.html, Accessed April 12, 2012.

Proverbs 10:4 ESV “A slack hand causes poverty, but the hand of the diligent makes rich.”

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