Fri Dec 14, 2012, 01:03 AM
alp227 (23,119 posts)
California state employee posts nearly 5,000 online comments from work
Friend posted this on facebook. It's from a local newspaper, not the Onion!
A California Department of Education employee posted approximately 4,900 comments on The Sacramento Bee's website between December 2010 and December 2011, according to a state report released this morning that details several lapses, abuses and illegal acts by state workers and agencies.
Investigators found that the education employee posted comments on sacbee.com 195 days of the 208 days he was at work, averaging about 25 comments per day. On his most active day he wrote 70 comments during business hours.
Quizzed by auditors, the unnamed employee offered several explanations.
First, he said, his online postings were limited to his break times. Auditors looked at online comment records and found otherwise.
Then the employee said his commenting activity fulfilled his job obligation to follow educational technology news. Auditors knocked that down, too: "Although the employee's duty statement allocated 15 percent of his time to technical research and analysis, it made no mention of using state time to post public commentary regarding the results of his research."
Finally, the serial commenter said that for most of 2011 he had a lot of time on his hands because he didn't have any work to do, despite asking for more.
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California state employee posts nearly 5,000 online comments from work (Original post)
|Egalitarian Thug||Dec 2012||#3|
Response to alp227 (Original post)
Fri Dec 14, 2012, 01:08 AM
GiaGiovanni (1,247 posts)
1. I'd be interested to see how many people, regardless of employment sector, post from work
I remember there was some discussion of this on Cyber Monday. Many people were using lunch breaks to order from Amazon on work computers. My guess is that it's very common all around.
Response to GiaGiovanni (Reply #1)
Fri Dec 14, 2012, 11:38 AM
Viva_La_Revolution (27,169 posts)
4. DU traffic definitely is up during the weekdays. nt
The Internet is an experimental vaccine against stupidity. Like all vaccines, it works by exposing the immune system to the pathogen.
Response to abelenkpe (Reply #2)
Fri Dec 14, 2012, 01:36 AM
Egalitarian Thug (10,691 posts)
3. Why doesn't a crab bucket need a lid?
That is America today. We are earning what we are getting.
If ye love wealth better than liberty, the tranquility of servitude than the animated contest of freedom, go from us in peace. We ask not your counsels or arms. Crouch down and lick the hands which feed you. May your chains sit lightly upon you, and may posterity forget that you were our countrymen! ~Samuel Adams