OK, so at the start this is just trying it on:
A Canberra public servant told her boss she needed longer breaks than her colleagues, saying she had to find a café that served organic coffee with soy milk.
The correct response to which is “Yes, tee hee dear. Now get back to work”.
After all, this is a game of repeated iterations: she’s not having to search out a new cafe every day, is she? But what comes next?
When the Australian Taxation Office bureaucrat was warned about her absences from her desk and told she had to adhere to time management requirements, she took her case to the Commonwealth government’s workplace authority.
After the appeal was dismissed, the Executive Level 1 public servant went on stress leave and claimed workers compensation, arguing that her ATO supervisor’s approach left her with “adjustment disorder”.
That’s taking the piss that is. Perhaps Australia doesn’t have the sensible policy of charging people for access to the employment tribunal system?
Fortunately the appeals system told her to fuck off.