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The tale of Paddy McCoy


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Paddy McCoy, an elderly Irish farmer, received a letter from the Department

 

for Work & Pensions stating that they suspected he was not paying his

 

employees the statutory minimum wage and they would send an inspector to

 

interview them.

 

On the appointed day, the inspector turned up.

 

"Tell me about your staff," he asked Paddy.

 

"Well," said Paddy, "there's the farm hand, I pay him £240 a week, and he

 

has a free cottage.

 

Then there's the housekeeper. She gets £190 a week, along with free board

 

and lodging.

 

There's also the half-wit. He works an 18 hour day, does 90% of the work,

 

earns about £25 a week along with a bottle of whisky and, as a special

 

treat, occasionally gets to sleep with my wife."

 

"That's disgraceful" said the inspector, "I need to interview the half-wit."

 

"That'll be me then," said Paddy.

 

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