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Dead Contractor Reports to Work

Als de regels maar kloppen:


Contractors: A dedicated group of Engineers that circle the country

seeking the next high paying job. Contractors rarely if ever receive

pay for time not worked.

They usually have very few benefits although some receive incentives

such as holiday pay, Per Diem, and longevity bonuses.

Per Diem is a daily tax free living expense paid to the contractor.

Longevity Bonus is usually one weeks pay or other amount paid after an

established period of time, normally on completion of one year..

Contractors are known for showing up for work sick and /or injured in

order to collect the incentives that they depend on, or to get paid

for overtime, which is one and a half times their hourly pay. Boeing

has documented many instances where contractors have gone through

extreme lengths in order to show up for work.

“We have seen people do extraordinary things before, but nothing like

this,” said Randy Saseler, Boeing’s vice president of engineering. ”

I am sure this is a first.”

Contractor shows up to work dead.

At 5:00AM Saturday morning (Jan, 29) Wanda Robertson the wife of

contractor Peter Robertson rolled her dead husband into a Renton, WA

Boeing facility, using the dead mans badge in order to gain entrance.

She entered the building before most staff show up for work.

“I thought it was some kind of a joke,” said former co-worker David

Palmer,”That coffin was in the corner for about a week, we thought the

company was setting up some sort of show. We just ignored it. Geez that

was Peter?”

Mrs. Robinson is facing charges of trespassing on Boeing property.

According to a statement she filed with Renton police, Mr. Robertson was

1 week shy of collecting his longevity bonus, he would also have forfeited

his Per Diem payment. Mrs. Robertson said that since he was physically at work,

Boeing must pay him. “The kids and I really need that money.”

We are educating ourselves about the legal aspects of this case. We

have never had a case where a dead man continued to come to work. This

is highly unusual.

Obviously this woman is in need. We are considering paying her the

money her husband would have received, as well as her husbands burial

costs. We will however, add a clause in our contracts so that this does

nothappen again,”

Tim Clark, Boeing spokesman, recently told the industry publication

Flight International magazine. “We just do not want dead people thinking that

they can or should continue to come to work.”

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