Wednesday, December 1

To avoid working, he calls his own number for 55 hours

To avoid working, a Swedish tax adviser had found the trick of calling himself on his own personal number for a total of 55 hours, until he was unmasked by his superiors.

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“Instead of taking calls from customers, Andreas called his own personal mobile number, which had the effect of putting him on ‘busy’ in the system and incoming calls were taken by someone else. ”, According to the disciplinary report of the Swedish tax authority obtained by AFP.

Between March 10 and May 5, the 28-year-old Swede – who risks until dismissal – called his personal number 32 times for a total of 55 hours, or seven days of actual work in the space of two months, notes tax department.

“Some of these calls sometimes lasted for hours,” according to the report.

Employed since May 2020, he had been telecommuting since January 2021 due to the pandemic.

In April, one of his supervisors noticed that he was making unusually long phone calls compared to the average for fiscal exchanges.

Questioned, the employee ends up acknowledging that these calls are not part of his job, even if the internal investigation will show that he continued to do so four times after this interview.

Summoned again in May, the employee defended himself by saying that he had “extremely low” motivation to work.


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