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Monday, April 24, 2006

The Man can't stop you from reading this blog

A judge in New York has ruled that you can't be fired for surfing the Web.

Administrative Law Judge John Spooner reached his decision in the case of Toquir Choudhri, a 14-year veteran of the Department of Education who had been accused of ignoring supervisors who told him to stop browsing the Internet at work.

The ruling came after Mayor Michael Bloomberg fired a worker in the city's legislative office in Albany earlier this year after he saw the man playing a game of solitaire on his computer.

In his decision, Spooner wrote: "It should be observed that the Internet has become the modern equivalent of a telephone or a daily newspaper, providing a combination of communication and information that most employees use as frequently in their personal lives as for their work."

A small step for that dude, a giant leap for screw-offs everywhere.


Blogger mark said...

it sounds like i will have to come up another way to gain eligiblity for unemployment... suck. i thought that'd be the easy way.

11:35 AM  
Blogger mark said...


11:36 AM  
Anonymous lori said...

such horrid grammar, mark

1:46 PM  
Anonymous cheddar said...

I think that judge just saved my job.

3:52 PM  
Blogger mark said...

nice to hear from you lori

4:01 PM  

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