Social Security struggles with flatulent employee
The agency gives -- and then withdraws -- an official reprimand to one man whose office contributions were anything but helpful.
One particularly flatulent Social Security employee got hit last month with an official reprimand -- which was later retracted -- saying that passing gas was "conduct unbecoming a federal employee."
The letter, which was posted by the Smoking Gun, is probably one of the most uncomfortable reprimands ever written. It describes how the unnamed employee "disrupted the work floor by passing gas and releasing an unpleasant odor." The gas was so stinky, according to the Dec. 10 letter, that co-workers complained and apparently refused to work with the offender.
The reprimand is quite extraordinary, especially because it lists the specific dates and times of some 60 gas issuances. Yes, someone actually kept a record, and it looks like that person probably did little else but angrily scrawl additions to that list on days like Sept. 19, 2012, when gas was noticed at 2:42 p.m., 2:52 p.m. and 2:54 p.m.
The reprimand has turned the blogosphere into the gigglesphere this week, causing Social Security to quickly note that the administrative action has been withdrawn. "When senior management became aware of the reprimand it was immediately rescinded," agency spokeswoman Dorothy J. Clark said in an e-mail to The Washington Post.
The employee, reportedly a 38-year-old man, showed bosses evidence that he had medical conditions, according to the memo.
More on Money Now
- Is college tuition finally shrinking?
Best thing to do is treat them like shidt, and ask them if they shidt their pants, AGAIN.....?
Fire with Fire.......
Rude I don't think so ?.....Who fired the first shot ??
Copyright © 2014 Microsoft. All rights reserved.
Serious issues like drought and the deterioration of the developed world spell opportunity for this industry leader.
VIDEO ON MSN MONEY
Top Stocks provides analysis about the most noteworthy stocks in the market each day, combining some of the best content from around the MSN Money site and the rest of the Web.
Contributors include professional investors and journalists affiliated with MSN Money.
Follow us on Twitter @topstocksmsn.