Human Robot Simon Drobik Bills City for 26 hours of Work in a Single Day
- Drobik billed taxpayers for 26 hours in a single day
- Billed an astounding 275.6 hours of work in a two-week period
- Mayor Tim Keller refuses to comment or call for an audit
- City councilors say nothing
- Nobody seems to care
Albuquerque's human robot, Officer Simon Drobik of the Albuquerque Police Department appears to be smashing all records when it comes to a human's ability to work.
So far this year there have been only four days in which Drobik, one of APD's public information officers and an hourly employee, has not billed the public for working. Drobik appears to have worked while on vacation, and while on paid time off, and on one occasion he billed the public for 26 hours of work in a single 24 hour day, according to city of Albuquerque payroll records.
And in one two-week pay period, Drobik billed APD for an astounding 275.66 hours of work. That apparently included 84 hours of overtime, 57 hours of regular pay, seven hours of chief's overtime and 22 hours of something called contract based overtime. But while putting in more than 160 hours of regular work and overtime, Drobik still managed to get 10 hours of holiday pay and 13 hours of paid leave, according to payroll records.
So far this year, Drobik, whose pay rate is $31.50 an hour, has made around $150,000, according to city records. He appears to be working an average of 100 hours a week, pretty much seven days a week.
Neither Mayor Tim Keller's office, nor any of the nine city councilors responded to ABQReport requests for comments on Drobik's super-human feats of work and the massive amount of overtime pay he has been receiving. Keller's office did not respond to a request for a comment, and whether Keller, a former state auditor, was concerned about the situation, and whether the mayor would ask for an audit of Drobik's time sheets.
Here's another highlight from Drobik's pay records. On Sunday, Feb. 18, he billed the city for 26 hours of work. That appears to have included 10 hours of overtime for having worked a holiday, and 10 hours for having taken the holiday off. It also included 10 hours of Chief's Overtime.
On another day, Friday, April 13, billed the city for 24 hours of work. On two other days, Drobik billed taxpayers for 22 hours of work.