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Bored Canadian Bureaucrat Begs For Escape

Reuters News Wire (
Wed, 22 Mar 2006 13:48:23 -0600

A bored Canadian bureaucrat fed up with office drudgery is seeking C$1
million ($860,000) in donations so he can quit his job and "do
something that makes a difference in my life and the lives of others."

The unnamed man, who claims to have worked for a large civil service
organization for over 10 years, has set up a Web site -- -- on which he explains he is desperate to escape
his job.

"After a while it starts to sap the energy and soul out of you and you
realize that you have become a true bureaucrat ... I feel like an old
curmudgeon frustrated by having to deal with paper being passed around
at a snail's pace," he writes.

"Retirement will free up my time for volunteer activities such as
tutoring children and counseling people who are going through rough
patches in their life. On a daily basis I will be a much more pleasant
person to be around," he adds.

Despite promising not to spend donations on "Rolls-Royce cars, 10
bedroom houses, airplanes," the bored civil servant has quite a way to

As of Wednesday morning, five sympathetic souls had sent in a total of
just C$59.26.

($1=$1.16 Canadian)

Copyright 2006 Reuters Limited.

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