ATL water worker no longer paid to watch TV

ATL water worker no longer paid to watch TV

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ATLANTA, Ga. -

A city of Atlanta employee who said he was getting paid to watch television all day long at work is back to doing the job he gets paid to do.

FOX 5’s Morse Diggs spoke to Arthur Cabell who admitted he spent his work day sitting around and watching television, sometimes exercising.

Cabell is a water chief who was suspended in 2013 and claims he was being punished about speaking out against a job site accident.

Cabell returned to work in January, but was given no assignment until Mayor Kasim Reed stepped in to make sure the water department employee got back to work. Cabell tells FOX 5 he hated sitting idle collecting a check.

The water worker's situation changed 48 hours after Mayor Reed learned about Cabell's situation.

FOX 5 reached out to the mayor's office and received the following statement: "The mayor is aware of this. He sees potential wrongdoing on many levels. We are investigating and the matter will be dealt with quickly."

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