Retirement: Thinking OUTSIDE The Box!

MA-Caver

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Got this in the e-mail today... geez wished I thought of it as well.

THIS GUY WAS THINKIN' OUTSIDE THE BOX!!!
A Well-Planned Retirement - From The London Times:

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Outside the Bristol Zoo, in England , there is a parking
lot for 150 cars and 8 coaches, or buses.

It was manned by a very pleasant attendant with a

ticket machine charging cars 瞿1 (about $1.40) and
coaches 瞿5 (about $7).

This parking attendant worked there solid for all of 25

years. Then, one day, he just didn't turn up for work.

"Oh well", said Bristol Zoo Management - "we'd better

phone up the City Council and get them to send a new
parking attendant . . . "

"Err . . . no", said the Council, "that parking lot is your

responsibility."

"Err . . . no", said Bristol Zoo Management, "the
attendant was employed by the City Council, wasn't

he?"

"Err . . . no!" insisted the Council.

Sitting in his villa somewhere on the coast of
Spain
(presumably), is a man who had been taking the
parking lot fees, estimated at 瞿400 (about $560) per
day at Bristol Zoo for the last 25 years. Assuming 7
days a week, this amounts to just over 瞿3.6 million
($7 million - or $280,000 every year for 25 years)!

And no one even knows his name.


 

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That is funny on so many levels I do not even know what to say.
 

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I used to work for a parking company when I was in college. There was an employee that skimmed just enough to fly under the radar, and was consistent from the beginning of the opening of that parking lot, so no caught on. He was reliable and never missed a day.

He was eventually caught, and based on the monthly take this employee claimed to have made for the company, versus the actual amount, it was estimated that it was enough money for the man to buy a modest house, and put his kids through college.
 

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Got this in the e-mail today... geez wished I thought of it as well.

THIS GUY WAS THINKIN' OUTSIDE THE BOX!!!

A Well-Planned Retirement - From The London Times:

mail



Outside the Bristol Zoo, in England , there is a parking
lot for 150 cars and 8 coaches, or buses.

It was manned by a very pleasant attendant with a
ticket machine charging cars 瞿1 (about $1.40) and
coaches 瞿5 (about $7).

This parking attendant worked there solid for all of 25
years. Then, one day, he just didn't turn up for work.

"Oh well", said Bristol Zoo Management - "we'd better
phone up the City Council and get them to send a new
parking attendant . . . "

"Err . . . no", said the Council, "that parking lot is your
responsibility."

"Err . . . no", said Bristol Zoo Management, "the
attendant was employed by the City Council, wasn't

he?"

"Err . . . no!" insisted the Council.

Sitting in his villa somewhere on the coast of Spain
(presumably), is a man who had been taking the
parking lot fees, estimated at 瞿400 (about $560) per
day at Bristol Zoo for the last 25 years. Assuming 7
days a week, this amounts to just over 瞿3.6 million
($7 million - or $280,000 every year for 25 years)!

And no one even knows his name.



Can I fill his position and get the same deal?
 
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