Finally, an inspiring male figure we can all look up to.

Skipping work is hard. You have to fabricate an elaborate back story, your boss's hatred for you increases exponentially and you look like a lazy asshole.

However, a 69-year-old Spanish man named Joaquin Garcia has absolutely slayed the delicate art of skipping work. He ditched his civil servant duties for a whopping six years before anyone noticed he wasn't at his desk.

Six years! That's 60 percent of Obama's presidency, or how long it takes to get to Jupiter. Conversely, it's taken us six years to age disgracefully and accomplish nothing. Meanwhile, this dude was just relaxing, getting paid to eat cereal in his underwear and TiVo Full House re-runs.

Ironically, Joaquin's scheme was only discovered after the deputy mayor attempted to give him an award for 20 years of "loyal and dedicated" service in 2010.

“I thought, where is this man?" the Guardian quotes the deputy mayor. "Is he still there? Has he retired? Has he died?”

An investigation into Joaquin's tactics revealed he hadn't been to the office in between 6-14 years and had done "absolutely no work" between 2007 and 2010.

He was supposed to be in charge of overseeing the construction of a water treatment plant, but the water company thought the city council was in charge of him … and you can guess what the city council thought. This minor miscommunication lead to the perfect storm that allowed Joaquin to collect checks for longer than North West has been alive, for doing jack shit. A co-worker admitted to thinking it was kind of odd he hadn't seen Joaquin around, but, like a good co-conspirator, he never reported it.

As for what the wily Joaquin did with all that free time? The Guardian reports he became "an avid reader of philosophy and an expert on the works of Spinoza." Nice.

Moral of the story? Skip work, become a better person. What great advice. We're gonna go ponder that on our lunch break … which should last approximately 15 years.