Cat Fired from DMV for Sleeping on the Job
By Anna Washenko, FluffPo Correspondent
After five months on the job, Socks the cat was fired from his administrative position at the Chicago Department of Motor Vehicles for his tendency to doze off at his desk.
Office manager Jeni Meyer told The Fluffington Post that she had frequently noticed Socks conked out in his chair while the line at his window stretched out the door.
At first, Meyer was impressed by Socks’ dedication to the DMV’s policy of delaying the process of renewing licenses and updating vehicle registrations as much as possible. She actually proposed a nap-based employee training program the Illinois Department of Transportation based on Socks’ work style, but it was rejected.
“Turns out we have strict standards for government employees,” Meyer said. “We’re supposed to make it unpleasant to be here, but we do need to remain conscious while on the clock. Hey, now we know!”
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