Thursday, December 27, 2012

Federal employee receives a 5-page written warning for . . . passing gas!

Okay, so the year is winding down and we don't always want to hear/read stories that are "too legal."  So, we offer the following story from The Smoking Gun website about a Social Security Administration employee disciplined for being to gaseous.  

According to the Smoking Gun account, the federal employee was formally reprimanded this month for excessive workplace flatulence, a sanction that was delivered to him in a five-page letter that actually included a log of representative dates and times when he was recorded “releasing the awful and unpleasant odor” in his Baltimore office.  (To view the memo, click the following link, provided via the Smoking Gun, which provided content for this post.) 

The reprimand, which apparently came after at least three flatulence related meetings with his supervisors, accused the employee of “conduct unbecoming a federal officer,” and he  was informed that his “uncontrollable flatulence” had created an “intolerable” and “hostile” environment for coworkers, several of whom have lodged complaints with supervisors. 

I guess this will all make us think twice about overindulging at "Taco Tuesday."  

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