Management realises after 15 years employee does not do anything
The management of a biscuit factory learned yesterday that an employee who has been working at the head office for the last 15 years has actually done nothing all that time.
The employee, Hashem Kashem, 43, was promoted eight times in that period, company sources said.
Asked what Hashem did, the company said he was the quality assurance manager.
Two years ago, he even got his own personal office, said a member of senior management who wished to remain unnamed, for some reason.
"We are looking into it, and this is very new information. I do not understand how this was possible," the senior management member said.
Contacted, Hashem Kashem at first denied that he indeed did not do anything. But upon learning that he would be fired anyway, he opened up.
"Listen, it's very simple, I showed up every day, and attended every meeting. I ended every meeting by summarising what the boss said, and commenting on how that was the only way forward.
"In all these years, I have not inspected a single packet of biscuits. Also, at my work station, I always made sure to be frowning, all the time."
It was learnt that the company spent hundreds of thousands of dollars on the employee in wages and benefits.
Another senior manager of the company informed that they have decided to form a high-powered committee to investigate the matter.
"No expense will be spared to get to the bottom of it," he said, adding that other senior managers will be on the committee, that will conduct the investigation during a corporate retreat.