I gotta do WHAT for a bonus? No way!
Quick quiz: Down in Bolivia, the ruling party has proposed a new Labor Code that would give workers a bonus for…
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?”
“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…
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