The Secretary General of the Osaka Board of Elections saw his annual pay docked two full months after it was discovered he’d spent 281 hours playing solitaire on the clock over a yearlong period ending in July.

What’s most amazing is that he got away with it all year until – and this is not a joke – a whistleblower finally had to come forward and turn the guy in. That kind of information leak certainly isn’t on the same level as the Bradley Mannings of the world, but it must have taken some guts for the guy to speak out about his boss’s solitaire addiction.

Considering that there is an average of about 211 working days per year for a Japanese government worker, this actually only translates to around 1.3 hours per day playing solitaire. If the same standards apply to looking at cute cat pictures during the work day, we think a large chunk of the workforce is in trouble.

▼ Emo Kitty is sad to hear he caused your pay cut.


Source: Himajin Sokuhou