The story of Christine Morales, the should-be-ashamed former assistant director at the City of Miami Building Department, is one of squandered opportunity. Christine earned more than $100,000 a year doing who knows what, and not very much of it. Surveillance footage obtained by Miami New Times reveals Christine's nervous body language as she plays hooky, arrives late, and leaves early, all while collecting a fat check made of our tax dollars.
Had she not pissed off a union by firing one of its members for -- wait for it -- excessive tardiness, thus prompting the union to pay a detective to follow and videotape her, she could have flown under the radar her entire career and avoided the chain of events that led to her resignation.
Read more about it in this week's article "Big Money, Little Work."