India’s laws are very pro-labor, so that it’s almost impossible for employers to fire someone. Case in point:
One day in 1990, A.K. Verma went on what you might call “extended” leave from his job as a senior bureaucrat at India’s Central Public Works Department.
He’s been a no-show ever since. And it finally caught up to him: Verma was sacked for his absence — on Jan. 8. [Read more...]