You thought our courts were crazy…


Is job-related stress getting to you?  Do you wish you could hammer back a few while you perform the duties your employer expects of you?

Well, if you move to Peru, you can work while drunk!

Peru’s top court has ruled that workers cannot be fired for being drunk on the job, a decision that was criticized by the government on Wednesday for setting a dangerous precedent.

The Constitutional Tribunal ordered that Pablo Cayo be given his job back as a janitor for the municipality of Chorrillos, which fired him for being intoxicated at work.

The firing was excessive because even though Cayo was drunk, he did not offend or hurt anybody, Fernando Calle, one of the justices, said on Wednesday.

Okay, so let’s rehash:
1.  In Peru you can be drunk at work.
2.  It doesn’t matter what job you have…you can be drunk at work.
3.  If your boss is a jerk, if your co-workers are annoying, and if you’re bored out of your mind, you can be drunk at work and life is all better!
4.  You can’t be fired if you are drunk at work.

Man.  Being drunk at my former bank job would have been sweet!

What, you say?  Responsibility, you say?  Dangit.  Yeah, there is a downside to this, as pointed out by one employer:

“We’ve fired four workers for showing up drunk, and two of them were drivers,” he said. “How can we allow a drunk to work who might run somebody over?”

(H/T:  Reuters)

Hey, he ended his sentence with a preposition.  He must be drunk!


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