Wednesday, April 26, 2006

A View Of Legally Protected Loafing

Good news from Gotham!

A judge recently ruled that a city worker cannot be fired from his job for surfing the internet while on duty. Noting that the internet has become "the modern equivalent of the telephone or newspaper...(and since) city agencies permit workers to use a telephone for personal calls, so long as it doesn't interfere with (his or her) overall work performance," a 14 year New York city employee was given his job back and given a reprimand, the lightest possible punishment possible for a city worker, for surfing the web after being told not to do so by his boss.

Surf the web without guilt, my fellow workers. Precedent has been set in the courts to protect your internet habit, as long as you don't go out to any of those naughty sites or neglect your work.

Off to shop on the boss's bandwidth and time! More to come later.


Anonymous sadie grey said...

Where were you on that pre-blog deletion????

6:57 PM  
Blogger TEM said...

I guess I was late to the party in the case of your blog, but consider it a handy tool to use when you start the new one. Oh yeah, don't forget to teach the little one to ix-nay on the og-blay alk-tay.

You're not alone. A friend of mine accidentally outed my blog to my ex-boyfriend recently. This, of course, means that a bunch of good stuff is either now off limits or will have to highly altered in order to include it. Hate it when that happens.

10:34 AM  

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