Power nap to the people! NY Post exposes union boss who sleeps on the job

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.

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