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Fri Jan 11, 2013, 06:07 PM

Feds Back Off Complaint About Worker's 'Bad Gas'

Source: Newser

Feds Back Off Complaint About Worker's 'Bad Gas'
Social Security officials decide to pass on flatulence


(Newser) – That smell over in cubicle four? Let's not worry about it, Social Security officials have decided. The federal agency had reprimanded an employee last month for allegedly disrupting work "by passing gas and releasing an unpleasant odor," reports Today. The letter came with a timestamped log that documented 60 individual gas-passing incidents over a 3-month period—which comes to about nine per day, but that's five fewer than the average person passes.

The worker had apparently told management that lactose intolerance caused the bad gas. "You have submitted medical evidence that you have some medical conditions," reads the letter, but "it is my belief that you can control this condition." The letter even reprimands the employee for using a fan, which only caused "the smell to spread." No word on why officials rescinded the reprimand, but the Washington Post reports that senior management made the move immediately upon learning ab

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Reply Feds Back Off Complaint About Worker's 'Bad Gas' (Original post)
Liberal_in_LA Jan 2013 OP
NRaleighLiberal Jan 2013 #1
DJ13 Jan 2013 #2
RKP5637 Jan 2013 #4
David__77 Jan 2013 #19
RKP5637 Jan 2013 #3
LiberalEsto Jan 2013 #7
RKP5637 Jan 2013 #12
Louisiana1976 Jan 2013 #5
ret5hd Jan 2013 #6
Blue Owl Jan 2013 #8
Enrique Jan 2013 #9
LeftofObama Jan 2013 #11
Stuart G Jan 2013 #10
James48 Jan 2013 #13
Liberal_in_LA Jan 2013 #14
HubertHeaver Jan 2013 #18
meow2u3 Jan 2013 #15
allan01 Jan 2013 #16
Unknown Beatle Jan 2013 #17
Defectata Jan 2013 #20
Harry Monroe Jan 2013 #21

Response to Liberal_in_LA (Original post)

Fri Jan 11, 2013, 06:10 PM

1. Now this is truly late "breaking" news!

(sorry)

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Response to NRaleighLiberal (Reply #1)

Fri Jan 11, 2013, 06:11 PM

2. ewwww

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Response to NRaleighLiberal (Reply #1)

Fri Jan 11, 2013, 06:13 PM

4. ...

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Response to NRaleighLiberal (Reply #1)

Fri Jan 11, 2013, 10:08 PM

19. Thank you for making me laugh.

That's a good one.

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Response to Liberal_in_LA (Original post)

Fri Jan 11, 2013, 06:12 PM

3. Time for Gasex?

Gasex is a medicine for treatment of digestion by exerting carminative, antispasmodic, antiflatulent and antacid actions. Minimizes discomfort.
http://ampills.com/anti-acidity/gasex/

One would think something like this could help?



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Response to RKP5637 (Reply #3)

Fri Jan 11, 2013, 06:22 PM

7. Taking Lactaid digestive enzymes is what works for this, not Gas-X

If you're lactose-intolerant, as I am, you need to take a Lactaid (or generic) tablet every time you eat a food that contains dairy. Not taking the enzymes can mean six or more hours of painful cramping, gas, etc. One of my daughters is also lactose intolerant.

Some medications have lactose as a filler. I was inexplicably getting sick a couple of hours after taking one medication. Then I read that some meds contain lactose, looked mine up and found that it did. Now I take an enzyme tablet with the medication and there's no more problem.

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Response to LiberalEsto (Reply #7)

Fri Jan 11, 2013, 06:48 PM

12. Interesting! Thanks !!! n/t

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Response to Liberal_in_LA (Original post)

Fri Jan 11, 2013, 06:14 PM

5. Finally we got "wind" of this.

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Response to Liberal_in_LA (Original post)

Fri Jan 11, 2013, 06:19 PM

6. the entire remainder of the article:

(really, why did you do that???)

...out it. The Smoking Gun first posted the letter last month.

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Response to Liberal_in_LA (Original post)

Fri Jan 11, 2013, 06:30 PM

8. A time stamped log?

Sounds like there is more than just gas that needs to be passed.

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Response to Liberal_in_LA (Original post)

Fri Jan 11, 2013, 06:35 PM

9. is this what they mean by bean-counters?

The letter came with a timestamped log that documented 60 individual gas-passing incidents over a 3-month period—which comes to about nine per day, but that's five fewer than the average person passes.

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Response to Enrique (Reply #9)

Fri Jan 11, 2013, 06:40 PM

11. I thought that was interesting.

"...five fewer than the average person passes."

I don't think I fart 14 times a day, "butt" then again, I never counted them.

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Response to Liberal_in_LA (Original post)

Fri Jan 11, 2013, 06:37 PM

10. I think this one "exploded" on the body politic....

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Response to Liberal_in_LA (Original post)

Fri Jan 11, 2013, 07:00 PM

13. The original reprimand letter

is here:



Here is the whole five pages of the original reprimand letter

http://www.thesmokinggun.com/file/gas-attack-work?page=1

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Response to James48 (Reply #13)

Fri Jan 11, 2013, 07:09 PM

14. "module", Move him or her to an office with a window

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Response to Liberal_in_LA (Reply #14)

Fri Jan 11, 2013, 09:53 PM

18. Or without a window. Let him suffer alone.

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Response to Liberal_in_LA (Original post)

Fri Jan 11, 2013, 07:40 PM

16. re:Feds Back Off Complaint About Worker's 'Bad Gas

i think id beter behave on this one !!!!!!!!!!!!!!! id get banned for sure
thanks to this post i am now watchin those videos on youtube :

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Response to Liberal_in_LA (Original post)

Fri Jan 11, 2013, 08:40 PM

17. Boy oh boy.

This story sure stinks. The poor guy has a methane leak problem.

Solution: Gas masks for everyone.

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Response to Unknown Beatle (Reply #17)

Fri Jan 11, 2013, 10:41 PM

20. WTF? How is 60 occurances over 3 months

equivalent to 9 times per day?

By my math 9 times per day x 5 days per week would be 45 episodes in one week!

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Response to Liberal_in_LA (Original post)

Fri Jan 11, 2013, 11:44 PM

21. Thou that has smelt it, dealt it.

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