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Wednesday, May 07, 2014

"When we have an employee who is looking at over 600 porn sites in a four day period - and it's there in black and white - fire them!" said Rep. Jason Chaffetz (R-UT).

"So this guy is making $125,000, spending two to six hours a day looking at porno," said Rep. John Mica (R-FL), who was told by officials that the worker had been given performance awards - despite one time spending four straight hours on a website called, "Sadism is Beautiful."

Other cases discussed before the House Oversight Committee included an EPA employee who had been tele-working from home for 20 years - but not really producing anything on a regular basis - seemingly with the backing of the boss.

"It is estimated that the manager's approval of fraudulent time-and-attendance records cost the government more than $500,000," said Allan Williams of the EPA Inspector General's office.

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YouR tax dollars at work.

I've said it many times and it's still true. Lay off 25% of all government works across the board from all departments. No exceptions. Ignore seniority so clowns like Mr. Porn will be one of the ones shown the door. This will vastly reduce the deadweight in the government and make the remaining 75% more efficient. I've seen it done in the corporate world more than once and operations barely missed a lick. The effect is bound to be more profound in the bloated government we have.

#1 | Posted by goatman at 2014-05-07 04:40 PM | Reply | Flag:

How much porn does it take to get fired at EPA?

An EPA employee has been viewing pornography while at work, and has even received performance awards for his time at the agency. The employee was even watching porn when inspector general agents visited his office. The employee had 7,000 porn files on his computer and had been watching porn for two to six hours per day since 2010. This employee still works at the EPA.

Page also hired 17 of her family members and friends as paid interns. She also paid her daughter -- who also works at the EPA -- from her agency's budget account. But instead of being punished, Page received a prestigious Presidential Rank Award in 2010, for which she got $35,000 in cash.

Read more: dailycaller.com

Can't wait till these folks are responsible for our health care.

#2 | Posted by paneocon at 2014-05-07 04:45 PM | Reply | Flag:

I'm sure nothing like this happens in the "private" sector.

#3 | Posted by Harry_Powell at 2014-05-07 04:47 PM | Reply | Flag:

#3 | POSTED BY HARRY_POWELL

No browsing it is controlled by IT departments and if you tried this at a fortune 500 company you better be damn good at your job or you will be looking for a new one. Thanks for taking the socialist viewpoint, Harry.

#4 | Posted by paneocon at 2014-05-07 04:52 PM | Reply | Flag:

I'm sure nothing like this happens in the "private" sector.

It happens everywhere in the private sector. Read the fine print on any employment contract. They'll tell you that their networks and workstations are theirs and are subject to monitoring. That means even if you use your own phone or PC on the company's wireless network, your private yahoo and gmail accounts are legally under scrutiny.

#5 | Posted by goatman at 2014-05-07 04:56 PM | Reply | Flag:

I'm sure nothing like this happens in the "private" sector.

#3 | POSTED BY HARRY_POWELL

You must be joking? The President receives a document once a month about our internet usage profiling the persons web usage. Here in California, watching porn is considered sexual harassment.

My guess the problem isn't that he's watching porn, its that he can't be fired......

#6 | Posted by AndreaMackris at 2014-05-07 04:56 PM | Reply | Flag:

"No browsing it is controlled by IT department"

er, not really. Some companies have web filters, others do not.

For example, a utility company may have the internet so tightly controlled you don't get Gmail.

But other companies have unfettered access to all websites.

And yes, this is personal experience.

"That means even if you use your own phone or PC on the company's wireless network, your private yahoo and gmail accounts are legally under scrutiny."

That's assuming A. They care and B. They have people who's job it is to look at visitors email accounts. Hint - they don't.

#7 | Posted by Harry_Powell at 2014-05-07 05:34 PM | Reply | Flag:

"Read the fine print on any employment contract. "

Actually that's not necessary. Most new hire pamphlets have sections devoted to internet usage and such, usually separate and needed to be signed separately from the other agreements. No fine print involved.

#8 | Posted by Harry_Powell at 2014-05-07 05:36 PM | Reply | Flag:

"Here in California, watching porn is considered sexual harassment."

That's generally true with putting up porn in your office, for example, as well. But that would be if someone else saw it and was offended enough to make a claim. Just seeing a web-traffic report is not grounds for sexual harassment.

#9 | Posted by Harry_Powell at 2014-05-07 05:38 PM | Reply | Flag:

That's generally true with putting up porn in your office, for example, as well. But that would be if someone else saw it and was offended enough to make a claim. Just seeing a web-traffic report is not grounds for sexual harassment.

No but it's certainly proof that the individual is wasting the company's time and IT resources.

The point is the government worker spend as much of 75% of his day surfing the internet. I don't care what the web sites he is visiting are -- if he spends the bulk of his day there and they aren't relevant to his job, he shouldn't be there sucking off the government's teat and stealing my tax dollars.

#10 | Posted by goatman at 2014-05-07 05:43 PM | Reply | Flag: | Funny: 1

#8 | POSTED BY HARRY_POWELL

If you're a fortune 500 company, which is the condition I set, you have filters.

#11 | Posted by paneocon at 2014-05-07 05:47 PM | Reply | Flag:

Here's a condition I set. You don't know what fortune 500 companies are doing. They don't all filter the web. You're wrong (again, as usual).

#12 | Posted by Harry_Powell at 2014-05-07 05:52 PM | Reply | Flag:

BTW, no argument the guy should be fired. If he's doing anything other than his job 75% of the time, every day, day after day, he's either really good at what he's doing or the job needs recalibrating.

#13 | Posted by Harry_Powell at 2014-05-07 05:54 PM | Reply | Flag:

And again, to my point, this happens all the time in the private sector. It usually takes someone to walk by the perpetrator's PC and see something untoward before any action is taken, unless, like I've noted, his performance is an issue because he's not really doing his job. But then, what is his job? It just seems like the usual political hackery using a couple examples to smear everyone.

#14 | Posted by Harry_Powell at 2014-05-07 05:56 PM | Reply | Flag: | Newsworthy 1

And again, to my point, this happens all the time in the private sector

So? My tax dollars don't pay private sector salaries. You may argue they do since corporations (like you) get tax breaks, but government services depend 100% on my taxes to exist. The private sector doesn't.

So who cares what happens in the private sector? Its irrelevant to this thread.

#15 | Posted by goatman at 2014-05-07 06:00 PM | Reply | Flag:

You know how it is with the DR left, Public GOOD, Private BAD.

#16 | Posted by paneocon at 2014-05-07 06:07 PM | Reply | Flag:

It's irrelevant TO YOU. Which really is irrelevant, actually.

#17 | Posted by Harry_Powell at 2014-05-07 06:08 PM | Reply | Flag: | Newsworthy 1

#14 | POSTED BY HARRY_POWELL

Question: Who does a government worker work for?

#18 | Posted by paneocon at 2014-05-07 06:08 PM | Reply | Flag:

It's irrelevant TO YOU. Which really is irrelevant, actually.

#17 | POSTED BY HARRY_POWELL

Hi again, stalker. Let's talk about the topic, not me, OK?

#19 | Posted by goatman at 2014-05-07 06:09 PM | Reply | Flag:

#14 | POSTED BY HARRY_POWELL

Question: Who does a government worker work for?

#18 | POSTED BY PANEOCON

*waving hand in the air*

I know! I know!

#20 | Posted by goatman at 2014-05-07 06:14 PM | Reply | Flag:

The real question is: How much DR does it take to get fired from _______? Most of our posters are extremely curious about this answer.

#21 | Posted by bartimus at 2014-05-07 07:04 PM | Reply | Flag:

EPA is immune from porn restrictions. It would stifle their obscene propaganda.

#22 | Posted by Diablo at 2014-05-07 11:52 PM | Reply | Flag:

EPA is immune from porn restrictions.
#22 | POSTED BY DIABLO

Most of the government is...

#23 | Posted by AndreaMackris at 2014-05-08 12:20 AM | Reply | Flag:

The real question is: How much DR does it take to get fired from _______? Most of our posters are extremely curious about this answer.

#21 | POSTED BY BARTIMUS

Here is a particularly funny thing.

Drudgereport has an automatic refresh....... so I just say I have the Drudge open and it refreshes....

what can they say?

#24 | Posted by AndreaMackris at 2014-05-08 12:21 AM | Reply | Flag:

600 porn sites in 4 days? Is this even possible?

#25 | Posted by BruceBanner at 2014-05-08 01:06 AM | Reply | Flag:

The article says he was doing this about 2-6 hours a day and looked at one site for 4 hours. The math kinda doesn't add up.

#26 | Posted by BruceBanner at 2014-05-08 01:08 AM | Reply | Flag:

600 porn sites in 4 days? Is this even possible?

I'll give it a try and get back with you on that.

#27 | Posted by goatman at 2014-05-08 01:08 AM | Reply | Flag:

You won't be able to recognize your manhood after that session Goat.

#28 | Posted by BruceBanner at 2014-05-08 03:37 PM | Reply | Flag:

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