It used to be that you only heard stories like this one coming out of places like North Korea, but in Obama’s America, we now have our own modern-day Potemkin where office workers – hundreds of them – are paid $17.00 an hour to sit around and look busy shuffling papers and staring at their computer screens.
The company, Serco, in Wentzville, MO, has a 1.2 billion dollar contract with the government to process healthcare applications – only one to two applications processed a month, according to a whisteblower.
Paula Bujewski was employed by Cognosante for two months. The company shared the same space as Serco. Cognosante worked with Serco to process healthcare applications. Serco had a $1.2 billion contract.
She shared experience with KMOV, “What I deducted from the time I was there is that somebody has figured out how to make a lot of money off this deal to do nothing.”
Bujewski told KMOV, “our supervisor said…. if we process one or two of these applications a month – then we’ve done our job.”
She said when Serco management and the Center for Medicare and Medicaid (which oversees Serco’s lucrative contract) would visit, the employees were told to “dress professionally, sit at their desks and act like they were working.” This amounted to sitting at their desks and staring at their computer screens with their fingers on the keyboard. They were paid to play make-believe.
More insiders have contacted KMOV to share their stories.
Sen. Roy Blunt (R., Mo.) has expressed concern and is vowing to get to the bottom of it.