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Fri Dec 14, 2012, 01:03 AM

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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alp227 Dec 2012 OP
GiaGiovanni Dec 2012 #1
Viva_La_Revolution Dec 2012 #4
abelenkpe Dec 2012 #2
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Response to alp227 (Original post)

Fri Dec 14, 2012, 01:08 AM

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.

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Response to GiaGiovanni (Reply #1)

Fri Dec 14, 2012, 11:38 AM

4. DU traffic definitely is up during the weekdays. nt

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Response to alp227 (Original post)

Fri Dec 14, 2012, 01:10 AM

2. If he got his work done otherwise

What does it matter?

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Response to abelenkpe (Reply #2)

Fri Dec 14, 2012, 01:36 AM

3. Why doesn't a crab bucket need a lid?

 

That is America today. We are earning what we are getting.

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