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February 25, 2010

Quick quiz: Down in Bolivia, the ruling party has proposed a new Labor Code that would give workers a bonus for…

BOLIVIA/a) exceeding their sales quota

b) working on weekends

c) showing up for work early

d) showing up for work on time

Yeah, I missed this one, too. It turns out, the bonus would be for getting their butts to work ON TIME every day. That’s it.

“Boss! How come I didn’t get my bonus for February?”

BOLIVIA-CARNIVAL/“Well, Lonnie, you were an hour late for work every day, so you didn’t qualify for the new Look At Me, I Was On Time bonus.”

“Fair enough, Boss, but shouldn’t I at least get the I Was Only An Hour Late bonus?”

“I guess so, Lonnie, but remember, you’re already getting the I Didn’t Steal Very Much From The Cash Register bonus AND the I Usually Flush The Toilet bonus…

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Top: Bolivian mine workers dance during the miner’s carnival in front of the Cerro Rico in Potosi, January 30, 2010. REUTERS/David Mercado

Bottom: Bolivian President Evo Morales (L) and Vice-President Alvaro Garcia Linera spray carnival foam during a parade in Oruro, February 21, 2009. REUTERS/Victor Rojas

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Comments

They look so weird with those foam cans in their hands… I cant out my finger on their weirdness… they just do…

Posted by Shra | Report as abusive
 

Damn, if only I had known there was an “I usually flush the toilet” bonus!!!

and seriously, wtf are they spraying??

Posted by iflydaplanes | Report as abusive
 

@Shra: Maybe we are used to see guns instead of cans?

Posted by fwd079 | Report as abusive
 

Quite possible, fwd… quite….

Posted by Shra | Report as abusive
 

I wish I got a bonus for showing up on time. How about a bonus for sitting at my desk pretending to work while posting at the OEB?

Posted by IamNotSomebody | Report as abusive
 

I would like to take that bonus please!!

Posted by Shra | Report as abusive
 

The guy on the right reminds me of Mr Burns from the Simpsons, maybe he’s decided it’s time for Homer to have a shave.

Posted by knit_nurse | Report as abusive
 

Knit Nurse, now that you mention it… I think Burns looks cooler… after all, he is skinnier and has less hair… but hey, Mr.Vice President could be meaner?? You think?

Posted by Shra | Report as abusive
 

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