The article was about the Auto Industry and the over 12,000 people they have been paying since 1984 to sit around all day and do nothing. Many are making upwards of $30.00 and hour plus complete benefits to sit in a room with a supervisor and hundreds of other one time autoworkers, doing crossword puzzles and other such insignificant things.
It's mind boggling when you sit back and do the math ... this works out to millions of wasted dollars and hours every year. Financially I guess it works out for some but I can't imagine being very content sitting around and being unproductive all day.
I didn't find the link to the article I read today but HERE is a similar article that I found in the Auto Insider at Detroit News. com. Amazing how a program like this has survived for over 20 years. Only in America.
Have a Happy Thursday tomorrow everyone.