One of the problems with some of the government workers is that many of them are categorized as having a medical condition which qualifies them for FMLA (Family Medical and Leave Act). Once you are given this golden ticket, you basically can do whatever you want. One of the DA's IT employees (Mindy) had a condition I shall call Irritable Bitch Syndrome. Because of her IBS, she missed at least one day a work when I worked there. Sometimes two days. Strangely enough the two days were Monday and Friday. She went to a lot of concerts too. Her IBS never caused her to miss a concert.
Mindy also had the habit of blowing her stack at odd moments, and setting the record for time on the Internet.
Now I've had a medical condition before, and have got noting but sympathy for those who do. However this was definitely a case of milking the taxpayer. Hal the worthless director let things slide until someone dimed Mindy out and Hal was called on the carpet. But she didn't get fired. She just got reduced to taking one extra day a week off.
Her salary was $62,300 a year. Not bad for a part time gig. And significantly higher than the Median salary of $56,500 a year for the county.