At last count I Sick, I Go Home Now has had a total of 10 days off sick this year already. That's two entire working weeks that she hasn't turned up - add to that the half days that she takes off and you can probably throw an extra four days to that total. Incredible.
This is a person who managed to get a long term contract by not speaking English, by hanging up on people because she can't understand them, by being rude to clients, both in person and on the phone, by putting client's lives at risk by refusing to follow guidelines and safety nets that are in place in regards to domestic violence, by being a work-place bully and by simply refusing to do her work. As clerks we're expected to file - that's part of the job description. I Sick has refused to file to the point where, at her region, they have a filing roster to get that simple task done. Otherwise it'd just pile up until it hit the roof. In short she's the worker from Hell, and yet the Government, in all it's infinite wisdom, keeps her in employment and rewards her by extending her contract. The fact that she's been with us since 2002 and STILL has no idea how to do her job speaks volumes.
I've been told that I might be working with her again in the near future. Well this time I'll unload and let her know exactly what I think of her both professionally and personally. God help her if she starts screaming at me again - I don't need, nor do I have to tolerate, abuse from the likes of her.
In short she's every stereotype that you expect from a Government employee - lazy, slack and useless. And now she's running her department, but only when she can be bothered to turn up. I know why she's kept her job though, she's sleeping with a high ranking employee from another region...