Government employees

Houston City Workers Collect Pay for Screwing Around

And shopping, and running businesses ...

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Taxpayers scoff when they see road crews standing around, but the city of Houston's Department of Public Works and Engineering has workers who are far more creative. They shop, run errands, go home and work their side businesses.

All while they are supposed to be repairing streets and sewers for Houston taxpayers, according to an analysis of personnel records conducted by KHOU.