Move over, George Costanza:
There’s a new office slacker in town.
This morning, the New York Post published a simultaneously hilarious and maddening exposé on New York City’s Mark Rosenthal, president of Local 983 of District Council 37.
It’s true. While Rosenthal insists that he works 12- to 14-hour days, his coworkers’ testimonies suggest otherwise.
Not to worry, though — he has a very good excuse:
He also blamed his meetings with the sandman on the effects of pain medication he takes for backaches he has suffered since he fell through a chair at a McDonald’s last year.
“The chair broke because I’m big,” Rosenthal said.
“I’m 60 years old, so if I eat during my lunch hour and take a little medication, can’t I close my eyes?” he said outside his apartment complex. “Is it so outrageous?”
Yes, Mark. Yes it is. Also outrageous? This:
The Post also reports that the union’s executive board is ticked at Rosenthal for allowing a lawyer to accumulate $6,500 more in union legal fees than the amount for which he’s on retainer.
And for Rosenthal’s efforts? An annual salary of $156,000.
He’s a hell of a guy!
Unions couldn’t ask for a better poster child.