Swedish Employee’s Pay Docked For Six Years For Using Facebook For Like Five Minutes (Yes This Is Hyperbole)

The Local (Sweden’s News In English) reports that an employee of an insurance agency called “Försäkringskassan” has been docked 15 days’ pay for spending over 40 hours of company time using social media. 

Multiple employees were docked pay for allegedly visiting social media sites, mostly including Facebook, and also some blogs, instead of helping customers on the phone.

3 Questions That Arise From This Story

1. How much “over” 40 hours was this employee on the internet? Because it’s a pretty raw deal to get docked for three weeks pay, if you were really multi-tasking for a week, reading the Local while you help customers. Then again, if the standard Swedish work day is 3 hours, the jokes on North America, for spending work time, in 8 hour work days, creating free content for Swedes to read on Facebook.

2. Which blogs were they reading? We hope this one, because this is our 37th entry in just over two years making fun of news from Sweden. So, Swedish time-wasters, please click here to get your fill of humor mocking real Swedish news, because people are probably too busy slacking off at work to write Swedish comedy for you.

3. What exactly does Försäkringskassan insure? Now that Mötley Crüe is retiring, are we the only ones who are finding the prices of umlaut insurance to be out of control? Share your thoughts in the comments section below.


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