'Lazy' federal employee not likely to retire anytime soon
ALBANY, N.Y. – While most elderly people plan for relaxation and travel during their retirement years, one federal employee at the Department of Veterans Affairs is settling in for the long haul, sources confirmed today.
Gertrude Smith, well into her nineties, will not retire anytime soon despite doing absolutely no work for the past 6 or 7 years, according to her co-workers.
"She literally stopped moving years ago, contributes nothing to our office and yet remains employed here,” front desk receptionist Angie Brooks said. “It’s frustrating. We've been trying to convince her to retire, but she never really answers us. She just sits there staring at her computer.”
Smith never really moves or even speaks, her manager said. She also reportedly doesn’t go home at night. She instead sits in her office staring into the distance.
Smith, who was around 30 years old when Kennedy was shot, attends daily meetings but hasn't said a word or asked a question since the Challenger explosion.
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