July 16, 2010

SOCIETY WATCH: TOO HOT FOR WORK? WORK FOR THE GERMAN IRS! AND TAKE THE DAY OFF!

Ein Berliner Finanzamt hat seinen Mitarbeitern freigestellt, bei den tropischen Temperaturen nach Hause zu gehen – bevor es zum Kreislaufkollaps kommt. „Es gibt aber kein Hitzefrei für Berliner Finanzbeamte“, sagte ein Sprecher der Senatsverwaltung für Finanzen am Freitag und bestätigte Medienberichte.
It must be so nice to work at the IRS, where they get paid by the taxpayer and your boss tells you, hey, since we got no A/C, if you feel wobbly, just go home. Which I'm sure none of the real working people get told by their bosses, because they need to make – what was that again – oh, yes, they have to slave for profit. And for taxes.

So that the tax man doesn't have to work. But hey, it's not like they ever work when it goes against big corporations. Which barely ever pay taxes. And hardly ever get audited. Why not? Well, it couldn't possibly be that it's because they know people. In Berlin. Who they got elected. Into office. I mean, who wants to wine dine and credit fuck some politician who you don't own? And who has audited you? Can you imagine how awkward that would be?