The weird workplacePensions take the rap; No laughing matter; Sooner might have been better; Beer pong misfire; 'You're under… appeal'08/10/2015|Canadian HR Reporter|Last Updated: 08/07/2015 'You're under... appeal'WATERLOO, ONT. — A former police officer caused a stir recently when he shared details of his three-year suspension, for which he was paid almost $350,000, according to the Hamilton Spectator. Sent to a police services solicitor — and subsequently made public — Craig Markham’s email thanked the force for his continued salary while he played golf, travelled and trained to become a firefighter. “I am very thankful and fortunate to have received such a nice gift… You have opened up other doors for me and have paid me to sit back and watch. What a dream come true.” Markham said he sent the message to try and make the best of a bad situation: “My intention was never to mock the system.” The officer was originally criminally charged with breach of trust and given a conditional discharge in October 2012 after pleading guilty. He was also fired but appealed the decision and received a salary during the appeal process. When the appeal was dismissed, Markham was ordered to resign and he quit in February. To Read the Full Story, Subscribe or Sign In Remember Me Forgot Password If you are a current Subscriber, please click here to set-up or update your login information.