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Sat Dec 22, 2012, 02:41 PM

Employee Issued 5 Page Reprimand for Farting at Work

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/12/22/federal-employee-issues-reprimand-flatulence_n_2352022.html?utm_hp_ref=business

A Social Security Administration employee was formally reprimanded earlier this month for for excessive workplace flatulence, according to a Dec. 10 letter obtained by The Smoking Gun.

The 38-year-old, who worked out of a Baltimore office, was hit with a five-page letter detailing the dates and times of his noxious offenses. The letter informed the worker that his “uncontrollable flatulence” created an “intolerable” and “hostile” environment for coworkers -- many of which had lodged complaints.

also other strange reasons for warning and fireings..in this article...


something to think about among our current glum news...interesting

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Reply Employee Issued 5 Page Reprimand for Farting at Work (Original post)
Stuart G Dec 2012 OP
BigDemVoter Dec 2012 #1
targetpractice Dec 2012 #7
Cooley Hurd Dec 2012 #2
Stuart G Jan 2013 #20
TwilightGardener Dec 2012 #3
NRaleighLiberal Dec 2012 #4
Jumping John Dec 2012 #5
yurbud Jan 2013 #14
RKP5637 Dec 2012 #6
meow2u3 Dec 2012 #8
customerserviceguy Dec 2012 #9
LeftofObama Dec 2012 #10
jsr Dec 2012 #11
libodem Dec 2012 #12
yurbud Jan 2013 #15
libodem Jan 2013 #17
yurbud Jan 2013 #18
libodem Jan 2013 #19
JustABozoOnThisBus Dec 2012 #13
yurbud Jan 2013 #16
Stuart G Jan 2013 #21

Response to Stuart G (Original post)

Sat Dec 22, 2012, 02:43 PM

1. I wonder how they knew he was the culprit?

And I also wonder about others who let out the "silent but deadly" ones that cannot be traced!

HOWEVER--disturbing in light of the recent reductions in rights of workers. . .

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Response to BigDemVoter (Reply #1)

Sat Dec 22, 2012, 02:58 PM

7. Right? Usually, whoever smelt it...

...dealt it.

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Response to Stuart G (Original post)

Sat Dec 22, 2012, 02:44 PM

2. Silent, but repremandable...

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Response to Cooley Hurd (Reply #2)

Thu Jan 3, 2013, 03:16 PM

20. Arn't farts...kinda natural??? nothing new I might add......

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Response to Stuart G (Original post)

Sat Dec 22, 2012, 02:45 PM

3. My husband has to sit next to a coworker who deliberately

farts and then giggles like a 12 year old about it. He claims he's lactose intolerant.

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Response to Stuart G (Original post)

Sat Dec 22, 2012, 02:52 PM

4. ...one of the joys of working from home!

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Response to Stuart G (Original post)

Sat Dec 22, 2012, 02:53 PM

5. Flatulence Deodorizer Pad for

 

the culprit:


http://ep.yimg.com/ca/I/flat-d_2237_3537626

Product Description
The Premium - Flatulence Deodorizer Pad instantly neutralizes unpleasant gas odor without anyone knowing it.


The Premium is the same cloth pad as the regular reusable. However it is sewn all around the edges and has a polyester strip up the middle where you attach the tape.


The Premium Flatulance Deodorizer Pad is a thin pad (amazingly only 1/16 of an inch!) containing highly activated charcoal that is placed in your underwear (men or women) where it is held securely in place with a strip of double face tape which are provided. The pad is totally inconspicuous totally washable, and reusable (20 double- face tape strips included). With normal use you can use the pad for as long as three weeks or more!


Hey, isn’t it time to stop the release of unpleasant pungent gas odors? Our exclusive doctor recommended Premium pad instantly clears and sanitizes the air when gas is expelled… Without the tell-tale lingering odor that can instantly put you in a very awkward situation.


http://www.flat-d.com/flatdpremium.html

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Response to Jumping John (Reply #5)

Thu Jan 3, 2013, 09:03 AM

14. does it have a sound barrier too? Hearing before seeing is like a shark fin in the water

the anticipation is probably worse than the actual bite.

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Response to Stuart G (Original post)

Sat Dec 22, 2012, 02:55 PM

6. "Warning!!! Fart Range!!! No Open Flames!!!" n/t

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Response to Stuart G (Original post)

Sat Dec 22, 2012, 03:17 PM

8. Dear Supervisor: He who smelt it dealt it

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Response to Stuart G (Original post)

Sat Dec 22, 2012, 03:46 PM

9. Anyone else see the irony in this being from "The Smoking Gun"? n/t

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Response to Stuart G (Original post)

Sat Dec 22, 2012, 05:24 PM

10. OMG!!

I wanna work there! I have always thought farts were hilarious, especially when they slip out unintentionally. They still make me laugh like a school kid.

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Response to Stuart G (Original post)

Sun Dec 23, 2012, 09:46 AM

11. This is a keeper

LOL

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Response to Stuart G (Original post)

Thu Dec 27, 2012, 02:04 PM

12. Get him that fart pad

And stifle that laughter. I have a weak stomach. I don't think I could take from a coworker what I have dealt with from doing direct patient care, on patients. I don't know why but it is different.

We had a smelly group working down in our industrial laundry. They were eastern European refugees. It is hot in the laundry and they did not use deodorant. When they would bring the clothing racks up to the floor, the hallways would reek of BO. It lingered. And OMG it was strong and wretch inducing.

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Response to libodem (Reply #12)

Thu Jan 3, 2013, 09:06 AM

15. I have heard that this is why Americans are so obsessed with bathing:

all our different ethnicities eat different diets, and so our BO stands out to each other more.

Once an individual or group starts eating our typical American crap, they smell like us so we don't notice as much.

On a similar note, I worked with a bunch of college friends in a cannery in Alaska one summer, and we all bathed once a week (at most) and ate drank and pretty much bathed in salmon. A friend came up to visit us for a few days and said he almost fainted from our BO, but we all smelled fine to each other.

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Response to yurbud (Reply #15)

Thu Jan 3, 2013, 12:05 PM

17. This is gross

But having done the amount of hands on custodial care, I've done, it was easier if you ate the same breakfast and lunch they did. So the smells were similar. Yes, gross.


I've heard we smell like butter.

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Response to libodem (Reply #17)

Thu Jan 3, 2013, 12:19 PM

18. I would have expected lard

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Response to yurbud (Reply #18)

Thu Jan 3, 2013, 01:29 PM

19. true

Animal fat.

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Response to Stuart G (Original post)

Thu Dec 27, 2012, 04:56 PM

13. A five-page reprimand is just what's needed ...

... to use as a fan, in certain situations.

Since the worker was an employee of the Social Security Administration, I'm sure he (or she) can get "uncontollable flatulence" recognized as a disability worthy of a pension.

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Response to Stuart G (Original post)

Thu Jan 3, 2013, 09:08 AM

16. this would make a great DRAGNET skit:

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Response to Stuart G (Original post)

Fri Jan 11, 2013, 06:30 PM

21. Now they have done it...The Feds have...backed off.on their gas against gas..see leatest news:

See for yourself...how can this be????See the latest news here:

http://www.democraticunderground.com/1014365262



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