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Fri Jan 11, 2013, 02:59 PM

Federal agency retracts reprimand to flatulent worker

WASHINGTON The Social Security Administration issued an official reprimand to the employee after months of flatulence problems, but the agency says it has since retracted the rebuke.

The reprimand letter runs four pages and is dated Dec. 10. It charges the Social Security Administration employee with "conduct unbecoming a federal employee" and "creating a hostile work environment" because of the repeated gas passing.The letter was originally posted on The Smoking Gun website with names blacked out.



A Social Security Administration spokesman said Friday in a two-sentence email that the reprimand was rescinded a week after it was issued "when senior management became aware" of it. The spokesman said the agency could not comment further.



Read more: http://www.politico.com/story/2013/01/federal-agency-retracts-reprimand-to-flatulent-worker-86069.html#ixzz2HhO7yAqW

Here's the letter http://www.thesmokinggun.com/file/ssa-farting-letter?page=0

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octoberlib Jan 2013 OP
rocktivity Jan 2013 #1
WooWooWoo Jan 2013 #2
rocktivity Jan 2013 #4
Sheldon Cooper Jan 2013 #5
Lokey Jan 2013 #3
Odin2005 Jan 2013 #6

Response to octoberlib (Original post)

Fri Jan 11, 2013, 03:37 PM

1. It didn't occur to ANYONE

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That this person might have a MEDICAL problem and offer relevant assistance?


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Response to rocktivity (Reply #1)

Fri Jan 11, 2013, 03:38 PM

2. or at least a book of matches

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Response to WooWooWoo (Reply #2)

Fri Jan 11, 2013, 06:23 PM

4. DUzy!

And sorry for the bad spelling -- I was texting from under a hair dryer.


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Response to rocktivity (Reply #1)

Fri Jan 11, 2013, 06:26 PM

5. Did you actually read the letter?

Medical assistance was offered by the employer on numerous occasions.

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Response to octoberlib (Original post)

Fri Jan 11, 2013, 05:07 PM

3. Lmao...

I just saw this article. Wtf? We have some that stink up the whole office...maybe I should see what the boss can do about it.

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Response to octoberlib (Original post)

Fri Jan 11, 2013, 06:39 PM

6. I wonder if the person takes Metformin.

It really messes with your digestive system. I have a diabetic co-worker who takes it and when he farts, you RUN.

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