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(Myrtle Beach Online)   Man has to "retire immediately" from $134k a year job for forwarding raunchy emails. Kicker: He was warned about this 4 years ago and didn't stop. 14 others busted as well   (myrtlebeachonline.com ) divider line
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dly
2006-08-25 12:23:04 PM  
Friends applaud, the comedy is over.
 
2006-08-25 12:24:07 PM  
dly: Friends applaud, the comedy is over.

That's what she said.
 
2006-08-25 12:25:00 PM  
...In other news, a county recreation director makes $134,000 a year. Your tax dollars at work.

/The more you know...
 
2006-08-25 12:25:35 PM  
This is horrible news!
Without email forwarders, I'd never have learned about the GOOD TIMES email virus!

/now get off my lawn!
 
2006-08-25 12:26:03 PM  
Can I get fired for forwarding the fun emails that I receive from one of my company owners?

TXL
 
2006-08-25 12:26:07 PM  
Lemme guess, he probably gets a couple hundred-thou severance pay, too, right?

(rolls eyes)
 
2006-08-25 12:26:58 PM  
He had been using county e-mail to exchange messages with sexually explicit material and inappropriate racial references, County Manager Harry Jones has said.

Sounds like a typical day on Fark.
 
2006-08-25 12:27:02 PM  
Three words:

Hookers and Blow
 
2006-08-25 12:27:13 PM  
Was he sending them through company mail or an internet mail like hotmail/yahoo?
 
2006-08-25 12:27:22 PM  
Dad?
 
2006-08-25 12:27:49 PM  
If he mailbombs his former employer, will he get a three month curfew?
 
2006-08-25 12:28:02 PM  
STOP HAVING FUN
IT IS AGAINST CORPORATE POLICY
SOYLENT GREEN IS PEE POLE
 
2006-08-25 12:28:03 PM  
hey, anyone want to donate a thousand dollars to me?

/obscure?
//fark like I care, I'm poor!
 
2006-08-25 12:28:10 PM  
Or a typical joke that gets pushed about the office.
 
2006-08-25 12:29:33 PM  
My guess is he was sending AdultFriendFinder emails from work while trying to find himself a piece of ass for the lunch breaks.

I love being a sysadmin, getting to know everyones dirty little secrets while scouring logs for something important is fun!
 
2006-08-25 12:29:55 PM  
you are being watched...
i68.photobucket.com
oh... and uh... YOUR WELCOME!
 
2006-08-25 12:31:12 PM  
pjpjpjpj: Lemme guess, he probably gets a couple hundred-thou severance pay, too, right?

(rolls eyes)


Probably not, actually. In this case, he was probably HIGHLY ENCOURAGED to tender his resignation (translation: "Quit voluntarily if you still want to receive your fat 21-year government pension.")

Typically, if you quit, no sev. But since he worked for a governmental body for that long, I'm pretty sure he's not hurting.

/speculation, but definitely an educated guess
 
2006-08-25 12:31:27 PM  
Dumbass... get a gmail account or something for christ's sake..
 
2006-08-25 12:34:36 PM  
Five years ago I was fired from a $28,000 a year job for doing something simalarly stupid.

Now I have my own $134k+ per year business.
 
2006-08-25 12:36:08 PM  
Gmail folks, gmail. That's what it's for.

/not really
//but no, really I'm serious.
 
2006-08-25 12:40:21 PM  
ignoramus: ...In other news, a county recreation director makes $134,000 a year. Your tax dollars at work.

That must be some pretty damn well directed recreation.

But please, don't mention taxes are too high or you are a heartless bastard...
 
2006-08-25 12:40:29 PM  
Needs the "Dumbass" tag.

/too lazy to go to photobucket for the dumbass tag
//not too lazy to post why
 
2006-08-25 12:40:41 PM  
That should be the punishment for forwarding ANY dumb emails.
 
2006-08-25 12:41:17 PM  
And no using the bathroom for personal use either!
 
2006-08-25 12:41:41 PM  
Conjunction Junction:

you are being watched...

Do you remember the name of the character or have a youtube link? I'm in IT so I thought those skits were hilarious.
 
2006-08-25 12:41:47 PM  
oh, America!~ The land of thr FFFFFFFFFFFFFreeeeeeee !
 
2006-08-25 12:42:57 PM  
pjpjpjpj: Lemme guess, he probably gets a couple hundred-thou severance pay, too, right?

probably not, but they let him retire, so he gets to keep his government pension. probably gets to keep his health benefits and gets a percentage (it varies much from state to state and county to county, but for 20 years he's probably getting something like 50%) of the average of his last couple of years salary (often 2 to 4) until the day he dies.
 
2006-08-25 12:44:49 PM  
I got canned from my last job for using company email for personal use. Of course, it didn't help one of the emails I sent out was me insulting my boss to a friend of mine.

Now I use Gmail... no problems whatsoever.

Of course, I've wised up and don't talk about work stuff, even on Gmail.
 
2006-08-25 12:45:29 PM  
Mitochondrial Eve

oh, America!~ The land of thr FFFFFFFFFFFFFreeeeeeee !

Exactly!!

His boss was free to fire his ass for wasting company time. The guy is free to find another job. Of course, he was free to stop forwarding the emails after he was warned the first time.
 
2006-08-25 12:45:47 PM  
We just got a company memo saying there is concern over the fact they some people may be bringing newspapers or printed internet articles into the bathroom to read.

The memo took the tone of "gee, we can't imagine why someone would read in there anyway, let alone on company time".

Right.
 
2006-08-25 12:46:05 PM  
steve-carell-news.newslib.com
Unavailable for comment.
 
2006-08-25 12:46:09 PM  
slayer199 Nick Burns... good god, man, how could anyone in IT forget? He's our spokesperson!
 
2006-08-25 12:47:17 PM  
Mitochondrial Eve: oh, America!~ The land of thr FFFFFFFFFFFFFreeeeeeee !

Yeah, too bad they weren't required by law to keep him employed.

Wait a second...
 
2006-08-25 12:54:34 PM  
I LOATHE Email forwarders
almost
as much as spam.
 
2006-08-25 12:55:55 PM  
BKITU: /speculation, but definitely an educated guess

Must gubmint jobs have some type of 401b retirement plan where the agency places anywhere from 5 to 15% of your annual salary into an account for which you are vested in that account at certain intervals of your work life there.

You can loose this vestment in certain situations.
 
2006-08-25 01:02:05 PM  
A family walks into a talent agency. It's a father, mother, son, daughter and dog. The father says to the talent agent, "We have a really amazing act. You should represent us."

The agent says, "Sorry, I don't represent family acts. They're a little too cute."

The mother says, "Sir, if you just see our act, we know you would want to represent us."

The agent says, "OK. OK. I'll take a look."


... no good can come of this ...
 
2006-08-25 01:03:05 PM  
slayer199

I call shenanigans. If you were REALLY in IT, you'd KNOW Nick Burns Your Company's Computer Guy.

/was Nick Burns for three years
//ugh... MOVE.
 
2006-08-25 01:04:44 PM  
I, for one, will gladly not send nekkid pics via county email system, for a $134k/year + cushy gov't retirement and insurance package that I'd have to move to the coast for.

/gone fishin'
 
2006-08-25 01:06:03 PM  
MonkeyTherapy

slayer199 Nick Burns... good god, man, how could anyone in IT forget? He's our spokesperson!

or not.

///works in IT
//hates jimmie fallon
/inverse slashies FTW
 
2006-08-25 01:06:04 PM  
 
2006-08-25 01:06:19 PM  
in other news: today marks the 4th aniversary of an image of a squirrel with extremely large nads making its way to the internet.
 
2006-08-25 01:06:59 PM  
scariest add ever...

img-cdn.mediaplex.com
 
2006-08-25 01:07:15 PM  
Standard gov. worker. Over paid under worked.
 
2006-08-25 01:07:57 PM  
One of the emails in question:

img181.imageshack.us
 
2006-08-25 01:09:08 PM  
Get dinged on my navair email for jokes & porn, & they read everyone of my emails in/out to make sure I'm not doing something illegal, at least they tell you up front. That's why I have yahoo, send all the jokes & porn to the yahoo acct not navair from now on. Ok.
 
2006-08-25 01:10:11 PM  
DogLee
Standard gov. worker. Over paid under worked.

After 20+ years in almost any job, you're going to be over-paid and under-worked. If you're not, you're probably dumb.
 
2006-08-25 01:10:58 PM  
give the guy a raise! this guy is ok in my book.
 
2006-08-25 01:12:11 PM  
IdBeCrazyIf

I love being a sysadmin, getting to know everyones dirty little secrets while scouring logs for something important is fun!
--------------
You wait for something important? You must have ethics. Fark that ;)
 
2006-08-25 01:16:03 PM  
thenateman: After 20+ years in almost any job, you're going to be over-paid and under-worked. If you're not, you're probably dumb.

yeah, it only took about 5 years for me.

/as i surf the net most of the day
//lets see the network admin try and stop me
///oh wait, thats me =P
 
2006-08-25 01:18:45 PM  
Maybe this guy was involved in the recreational use of E in yesterday's post....

/Where's the Myrtle beach tag?
 
2006-08-25 01:22:41 PM  
imfallen_angel: scariest add ever...

Picture that on a billboard on the NJ Turnpike. I don't know if it's still there. (or maybe it was 1-9 by the airport).
 
2006-08-25 01:22:51 PM  
SharkUW: You wait for something important? You must have ethics. Fark that ;)


Well to be fair I've only been here almost 3 years.. I figure by my 5th year I'll be just digging up dirt for fun and profit.

Sir Charles:

case in point ;P
 
2006-08-25 01:24:06 PM  
Oh lord... hope no one is reading my e-mails. Those damn dirty flirty friends of mine.

Is it wrong to talk about spanking some girls ass at work?
I had no idea.

Altough It sounds like this guy was just fwdin porn chain crap from other people. Oh and the racial references probably isn't a smart move.

Original content people
 
2006-08-25 01:28:32 PM  
imfallen_angel

That's crying for a PS contest...
 
2006-08-25 01:32:44 PM  
pjpjpjpj: Lemme guess, he probably gets a couple hundred-thou severance pay, too, right?


Naaah. That only happens in the private sector and then it's the multi-millions.
 
2006-08-25 01:34:45 PM  
I surf all the time at work, but it's during my office hours. Worst I ever got was a mass email to all faculty and staff that "streaming music is not an appropriate use of campus resources". I'm sure I could find a way around it, but I just started recording shoutcast and Pandora at home and bringing in 8 hours of music on the thumbdrive. I've been tempted to just circumvent for the sake of it. I've got the time, and IT is clueless.
 
2006-08-25 01:36:12 PM  
Hotmail for crap. Gmail for actual work. Work email for immediate redirection into the trash.
 
2006-08-25 01:37:03 PM  
justanotherfarkinfarker: Is it wrong to talk about spanking some girls ass at work?

If your male... yes absolutely.

If your female... no please continue in more lurid detail.
 
2006-08-25 01:37:37 PM  
squishydrew: Now I use Gmail... no problems whatsoever.


Uh, you know that only the authentication part is secure - any IT geek can probably read your emails anyway?
 
2006-08-25 01:37:59 PM  
That's one hundred thirty four thousand, ONE HUNDRED FIFTY-TWO dollar job. biatches.

/"One dollar... and nine cents!"
 
2006-08-25 01:53:20 PM  
Where do I submit my resume? I could replace him for 130k!
 
2006-08-25 01:55:50 PM  
IdBeCrazyIf, damnit. Well what if the girl is the one asking you to do the spanking?... and she is farkin hot. Not to mention talk bending her over the couch. That still not Kosher? Because In my pervy book that is A-Ok.

/hey it is all in good fun, just kidding around stuff.
 
2006-08-25 02:00:13 PM  
We just got a company memo saying there is concern over the fact they some people may be bringing newspapers or printed internet articles into the bathroom to read.

The memo took the tone of "gee, we can't imagine why someone would read in there anyway, let alone on company time".

Right.

====================================================

Unbelievable. Excuse me Hitler, can I take a dump comfortably so that I can go back to slaving over your computer without having the bubble guts? I mean, whether I bring a printed e-mail with me is really not the determining factor in how long I stay seated. Plus, I've smelled the hallway after Jack from Contracts has had an unsettling lunch. What the hell makes you think I'd want to sit there any longer than I have too, anyway? The Cambodian Shiat Beetle than crawled out of his ass might be waiting in the toilet to crawl up mine. I have to stare at the walls because some prick doesn't know how to read, wipe, wash, and go? Preposterous. Just so it case by case. If you see an athiest co-worker go into the bathroom with the Holy Bible, if he comes out reading the book of Revelations, you know he was in for a tad too long.
 
2006-08-25 02:15:52 PM  
mathmonkey: I've got the time, and IT is clueless.


No they're not. You're small fish right now. But if management wants you gone, they'll dig up the server logs and use that as fuel.

/does this at work
//HR just tacks it on as "...and you were abusing company resources too."
 
2006-08-25 02:20:45 PM  
21 years of service and he only makes $134k? Crappy.
 
2006-08-25 02:23:52 PM  
Any IT person can read your Yahoo mail, yahoo messenger, MSN messenger e-mails, even without the script saved on your local machine.

Am I correct here?
 
2006-08-25 02:39:01 PM  
Valdes

No. If you use SSL to log in and don't have a keylogger on your machine they probably cant.

If you don't use SSL, or they have spyware on your computer (if they care about what you are doing, they probably do) then you are screwed either way.

MSN Messenger is generally not encrypted, so any packet sniffer or other thing could get it.
 
2006-08-25 02:46:38 PM  
Thosw: No they're not. You're small fish right now. But if management wants you gone, they'll dig up the server logs and use that as fuel.

Sure. I'm not smug enough to think I can catch all the cheaters in my class. Just enough to scare the rest. IT grunts shouldn't be so smug, either. Some of us are smart enough to fool you. But you're right. I am small fish to them. Mostly because they trust me, and with good reason.
 
2006-08-25 02:50:01 PM  
And, Thosw, the quote in your bio is fantastic. So true. Tori Amos served me well in college, too.
 
2006-08-25 02:50:18 PM  
I'm no graphic artist, but you get the picture....

www.hostimage.org
 
2006-08-25 03:01:14 PM  
I am the king of forwards.

/that's what she said
 
2006-08-25 03:01:30 PM  
you could always go here and say you're shopping for a bathing suit for the wife and/or girlfriend

www.wickedweasel.com
 
2006-08-25 03:12:54 PM  
SirOswaldo ftw . .
 
2006-08-25 03:17:45 PM  
TripSixes
Did you look at all the pictures on that myspace page? How do you say this girls last name?

img181.imageshack.us
Stacey J. Aswad (Ronnie)

I'm going with Ass Wad.
 
2006-08-25 03:39:28 PM  
Valdes: Any IT person can read your Yahoo mail, yahoo messenger, MSN messenger e-mails, even without the script saved on your local machine.

If we are between you and their servers... yes.

Even a proxy cannot save you if your IT staff knows what the fark they're doing.
 
2006-08-25 03:42:36 PM  
justanotherfarkinfarker: IdBeCrazyIf, damnit. Well what if the girl is the one asking you to do the spanking?... and she is farkin hot. Not to mention talk bending her over the couch. That still not Kosher? Because In my pervy book that is A-Ok.

No.. at this point you must share her name with the IT staff so that we may both and all hit it harder than Thor and then erase all server logs so if and when she complains, HR has nothing.
 
2006-08-25 04:14:49 PM  
txlewis: Can I get fired for forwarding the fun emails that I receive from one of my company owners?

BTW - yes, you can. But then you can bring a wrongful termination suit against them for not enforcing company policy on an equal basis. Assuming your company has a policy against said actions. If it doesn't then you can still get fired, but no lawyer will be interested in a lawsuit.


atate_esq: His boss was free to fire his ass for wasting company time.

His boss? The taxpayers?


squishydrew: Of course, I've wised up and don't talk about work stuff, even on Gmail.

They support https on GMail? Use an https-based mail system and they can't sniff your packets. Clear your cache, history, & hard-erase blank sectors of your HD each night. Hell, I'd create a batch file that'd do all three, call the batch in a scheduled task, which will execute roughly 5 minutes after I usually leave each day.
 
2006-08-25 04:53:13 PM  
MonkeyBoy666

one thing you haven't thought of is that the lack of anything suspicious, infact, is suspicious.
 
2006-08-25 04:59:04 PM  
Grandpa?
 
2006-08-26 09:03:51 AM  
/Where's the Myrtle beach tag?

How about a Charlotte tag? This happened there.

Mecklenburg County uses the State of NC retirement system. They pull 6% out of your paycheck, which they add to after 5 years (it's like 20 years now). If memory serves me correct early retirement is at 59, I don't think you can retire before that. If he stole then they could yank his bennies but that's not a sure thing.

Chances are he'll be working for someone who contracts to Parks and Rec as a "consultant".
 
2006-08-26 02:44:44 PM  
Another one of my links approved! I've been here for YEARS and I get 2 in 1 week approved.
 
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