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(Fox News)   What's worse than a guard falling asleep on the job? Getting caught because an inmate posed for a picture with you   (foxnews.com) divider line 118
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2009-12-30 12:42:26 AM  
I just wonder what will happen to the guard who took the pic.
 
2009-12-30 01:00:04 AM  
Shhhhh.... she's had a long day.

Let's not wake her.
 
2009-12-30 03:05:03 AM  
He should've teabagged her.
 
2009-12-30 03:23:32 AM  
goddammit lady, you're making us look bad!
 
2009-12-30 03:53:49 AM  
basemetal: I just wonder what will happen to the guard who took the pic.

How ever could we find out?

Maybe by reading the article?

NAW!
 
2009-12-30 04:21:13 AM  
Mike Skelly, spokesman for the Correction Officers' Benevolent Association, said the union wouldn't rush to condemn Green..."We don't know what her circumstances may have been. She may have been sick," he said.
He said "it was totally inappropriate" for Barrau to take Green's photo.


Are you f'ing kidding me? This is why I hate f'ing unions. They defend the lazy, piece-of-shait employee but then condemn the "whistleblower" who provided the evidence of a less-than-lackluster union member.

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2009-12-30 04:29:10 AM  
steelpeg: Mike Skelly, spokesman for the Correction Officers' Benevolent Association, said the union wouldn't rush to condemn Green..."We don't know what her circumstances may have been. She may have been sick," he said.
He said "it was totally inappropriate" for Barrau to take Green's photo.

Are you f'ing kidding me? This is why I hate f'ing unions. They defend the lazy, piece-of-shait employee but then condemn the "whistleblower" who provided the evidence of a less-than-lackluster union member.


because only unions close ranks to protect their own.
 
2009-12-30 05:35:32 AM  
steelpeg: Mike Skelly, spokesman for the Correction Officers' Benevolent Association, said the union wouldn't rush to condemn Green..."We don't know what her circumstances may have been. She may have been sick," he said.
He said "it was totally inappropriate" for Barrau to take Green's photo.

Are you f'ing kidding me? This is why I hate f'ing unions. They defend the lazy, piece-of-shait employee but then condemn the "whistleblower" who provided the evidence of a less-than-lackluster union member.


Am I totally wrong to assume Barrau is a middle aged white guy?
 
2009-12-30 06:41:17 AM  
The fail here is so full of win.
 
2009-12-30 06:41:25 AM  
I clicked the link fully expecting that the article would expand "inmate posed" into "inmate teabagged" (in language suitable euphemisms, of course).

I do think that it sorta sucks that the photo taking guard is being slapped hard. But then, he should have learned the lesson from service member England's stint in Gitmo: Don't take pictures of interesting moments at work regardless of how funny they'll look on your facebook page.
 
2009-12-30 06:50:09 AM  
Shift work is hell on the body and sleep cycle. Especially when your job requirement is pretty much "just sit there".
 
2009-12-30 06:55:01 AM  
Staged Aunt Wanda being funny wid her Nephew TC.

/LOL prison clinic humor HAHAHAHAHAHAHA
 
2009-12-30 07:01:49 AM  
steelpeg: Are you f'ing kidding me? This is why I hate f'ing unions. They defend the lazy, piece-of-shait employee but then condemn the "whistleblower" who provided the evidence of a less-than-lackluster union member.

I work for a non-union Telco. And all I have to say is the difference between the union telcos and the non-union ones are night and day. It is next to impossible to get the union shops to do anything. One of our dispatch techs used to work for Verizon. He has stories that would turn your blood cold. Like they had a guy who was an alcoholic so they took away his ladder so he couldn't fall and hurt himself but they let him keep his van so they could drunk drive to his dispatches. I keep telling myself it's a bullsh*t story but he looked dead serious when he was telling me.

/I'm not anti-union but even union members need to agree that some places have gotten out of hand
//Yes I know 40 hour work weeks, vacation time, you all got it for us. But that was like 60 years ago, time to move on and do something today.
 
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2009-12-30 07:01:54 AM  
"There are worse things than looking stupid. Sleeping through life is one of them."

- Laura Preble
 
2009-12-30 07:14:02 AM  
s1ugg0: steelpeg: Are you f'ing kidding me? This is why I hate f'ing unions. They defend the lazy, piece-of-shait employee but then condemn the "whistleblower" who provided the evidence of a less-than-lackluster union member.

I work for a non-union Telco. And all I have to say is the difference between the union telcos and the non-union ones are night and day. It is next to impossible to get the union shops to do anything. One of our dispatch techs used to work for Verizon. He has stories that would turn your blood cold. Like they had a guy who was an alcoholic so they took away his ladder so he couldn't fall and hurt himself but they let him keep his van so they could drunk drive to his dispatches. I keep telling myself it's a bullsh*t story but he looked dead serious when he was telling me.

/I'm not anti-union but even union members need to agree that some places have gotten out of hand
//Yes I know 40 hour work weeks, vacation time, you all got it for us. But that was like 60 years ago, time to move on and do something today.


I work in a union, and we don't defend lazy slack offs. We had massive cuts in our finances, but union workers took those cuts, and even people w/seniority took cuts in our take-home and benefits to help save our fellow workers jobs. OTOH, management took NO cuts, and did not significantly cut the high chiefs-to-Indians ratio where we work. We are doing something today--we are keeping the people who actually do work where we are, in their jobs, and doing more with less. When we had the same financial cuts in the 70s (pre-union), they just got rid of anybody who didn't brown nose the bosses.
 
2009-12-30 07:14:43 AM  
What a special kind of incompetant POS the sleeping guard must have been to get an 18-year veteran to let an inmate get closed to her with her in a compromised position, then leak it to the news?

I'm guessing that he had probably been complaining about her for a while, and felt this was his only option.
 
2009-12-30 07:18:44 AM  
yarnothuntin: Shift work is hell on the body and sleep cycle. Especially when your job requirement is pretty much "just sit there".

Amen...

I've been working shift for 18 years and it plays hell with you.

/it would have been priceless to teabag her
 
2009-12-30 07:20:11 AM  
A better use of the "Dumbass" tag will be hard to find. I'm thinking primarily of the idiot that took the pic instead of waking up his co-worker. Then again, maybe he did all concerned a favor...
 
2009-12-30 07:24:21 AM  
My wife works in corrections and one of the people that worked nights as a guard for guys in a day work release program got fired due to pictures. The offenders themselves smuggled in a throw away camera and took pictures of the guard sleeping on a couch in the guard office. They turned the pictures in themselves. They said he did it almost every night.
 
2009-12-30 07:32:55 AM  
ciocia: s1ugg0: steelpeg: Are you f'ing kidding me? This is why I hate f'ing unions. They defend the lazy, piece-of-shait employee but then condemn the "whistleblower" who provided the evidence of a less-than-lackluster union member.

I work for a non-union Telco. And all I have to say is the difference between the union telcos and the non-union ones are night and day. It is next to impossible to get the union shops to do anything. One of our dispatch techs used to work for Verizon. He has stories that would turn your blood cold. Like they had a guy who was an alcoholic so they took away his ladder so he couldn't fall and hurt himself but they let him keep his van so they could drunk drive to his dispatches. I keep telling myself it's a bullsh*t story but he looked dead serious when he was telling me.

/I'm not anti-union but even union members need to agree that some places have gotten out of hand
//Yes I know 40 hour work weeks, vacation time, you all got it for us. But that was like 60 years ago, time to move on and do something today.

I work in a union, and we don't defend lazy slack offs. We had massive cuts in our finances, but union workers took those cuts, and even people w/seniority took cuts in our take-home and benefits to help save our fellow workers jobs. OTOH, management took NO cuts, and did not significantly cut the high chiefs-to-Indians ratio where we work. We are doing something today--we are keeping the people who actually do work where we are, in their jobs, and doing more with less. When we had the same financial cuts in the 70s (pre-union), they just got rid of anybody who didn't brown nose the bosses.


It would have better for the long term health of the company to let the employees go.

But, I will agree with you that the first cuts should come from management. Better return on the layoff dollar there.
 
2009-12-30 07:36:41 AM  
DjangoStonereaver: basemetal: I just wonder what will happen to the guard who took the pic.

How ever could we find out?

Maybe by reading the article?

NAW!


talentedapps.files.wordpress.com
 
2009-12-30 07:42:45 AM  
Wow same punishment for falling asleep with inmates around as having a cell phone at work and using it to take a picture.

Seems like they are more pissed that the 18 year vet had a cell phone then that one of their guards fell asleep. Lucky for her the guy was there with a cell phone who knows what might have happened if there wasn't someone there to protect her. Not like that inmate could have taken her keys, wallet, mace etc...
 
2009-12-30 07:57:49 AM  
DjangoStonereaver: basemetal: I just wonder what will happen to the guard who took the pic.

How ever could we find out?

Maybe by reading the article?

NAW!


Nowhere in the headline does it state that the picture was taken by a guard. Therefore basemetal probably read the article to get that information.
 
2009-12-30 08:09:45 AM  
steelpeg: Mike Skelly, spokesman for the Correction Officers' Benevolent Association, said the union wouldn't rush to condemn Green..."We don't know what her circumstances may have been. She may have been sick," he said.
He said "it was totally inappropriate" for Barrau to take Green's photo.

Are you f'ing kidding me? This is why I hate f'ing unions. They defend the lazy, piece-of-shait employee but then condemn the "whistleblower" who provided the evidence of a less-than-lackluster union member.


I don't get that picture. Are they all suppose to be in that hole together while all of them have their hands on that one jackhammer?

I guess you're the type to say if you can lean you can clean, so they should all have brooms and rags and be sweeping and scrubbing the street around them while a part of work that only one man working can do efficiently gets done.
 
ZAZ [TotalFark]
2009-12-30 08:16:59 AM  
In the 1990s the new, reform-minded head of the Massachusetts Turnpike Authority found a toll collector sleeping on the job. Later he found you can't punish a public employee union member with political connections.
 
2009-12-30 08:19:37 AM  
Mrstupid7: steelpeg: Mike Skelly, spokesman for the Correction Officers' Benevolent Association, said the union wouldn't rush to condemn Green..."We don't know what her circumstances may have been. She may have been sick," he said.
He said "it was totally inappropriate" for Barrau to take Green's photo.

Are you f'ing kidding me? This is why I hate f'ing unions. They defend the lazy, piece-of-shait employee but then condemn the "whistleblower" who provided the evidence of a less-than-lackluster union member.

I don't get that picture. Are they all suppose to be in that hole together while all of them have their hands on that one jackhammer?

I guess you're the type to say if you can lean you can clean, so they should all have brooms and rags and be sweeping and scrubbing the street around them while a part of work that only one man working can do efficiently gets done.


I know what is going on there. But you could get that repair done with a crew of 4, instead of 8.
 
2009-12-30 08:34:21 AM  
Another Government Employee: Mrstupid7: steelpeg: Mike Skelly, spokesman for the Correction Officers' Benevolent Association, said the union wouldn't rush to condemn Green..."We don't know what her circumstances may have been. She may have been sick," he said.
He said "it was totally inappropriate" for Barrau to take Green's photo.

Are you f'ing kidding me? This is why I hate f'ing unions. They defend the lazy, piece-of-shait employee but then condemn the "whistleblower" who provided the evidence of a less-than-lackluster union member.

I don't get that picture. Are they all suppose to be in that hole together while all of them have their hands on that one jackhammer?

I guess you're the type to say if you can lean you can clean, so they should all have brooms and rags and be sweeping and scrubbing the street around them while a part of work that only one man working can do efficiently gets done.

I know what is going on there. But you could get that repair done with a crew of 4, instead of 8.


Who would hold up the shovels then?
 
2009-12-30 08:36:32 AM  
FTA

"We don't know what her circumstances may have been. She may have been sick," he said.

He said "it was totally inappropriate" for Barrau to take Green's photo.



Gotta love the unions, defend the wrong and throw the person that shed the light on the situation under the bus
 
2009-12-30 08:37:43 AM  
Funniest shiat I've seen in a while.

Thanks, FARK.

Shoulda put her hand in warm water
 
2009-12-30 08:43:25 AM  
While reading this story, I had a mental picture of Lynndie England's face on the inmate.
 
2009-12-30 08:46:03 AM  
Molavian: Another Government Employee: Mrstupid7: steelpeg: Mike Skelly, spokesman for the Correction Officers' Benevolent Association, said the union wouldn't rush to condemn Green..."We don't know what her circumstances may have been. She may have been sick," he said.
He said "it was totally inappropriate" for Barrau to take Green's photo.

Are you f'ing kidding me? This is why I hate f'ing unions. They defend the lazy, piece-of-shait employee but then condemn the "whistleblower" who provided the evidence of a less-than-lackluster union member.

I don't get that picture. Are they all suppose to be in that hole together while all of them have their hands on that one jackhammer?

I guess you're the type to say if you can lean you can clean, so they should all have brooms and rags and be sweeping and scrubbing the street around them while a part of work that only one man working can do efficiently gets done.

I know what is going on there. But you could get that repair done with a crew of 4, instead of 8.

Who would hold up the shovels then?


You just have two less shovels.

When I wourk in road construction a pothole crew was 3 or 4, depending if you need the jack. The 8 man crew shown their would be a full paving group.
 
2009-12-30 08:52:26 AM  
i read the headline and assumed the sleeper would be fired.

then i saw that she's black.

not only will she NOT get fired, they'll probably charge everyone else involved in the picture with racism.

especially the newspaper that printed the picture.

they're especially racist.

UPDATE!: while i was typing this the tv news just announced that the sleeping guard "may face disciplinary action".

lol.
 
2009-12-30 08:55:18 AM  
yarnothuntin: Shift work is hell on the body and sleep cycle. Especially when your job requirement is pretty much "just sit there".

That's why parents tell their kids stuff like "Do your homework or you'll grow up to be a prison guard."
 
2009-12-30 08:58:13 AM  
Molavian

Who would hold up the shovels then?

Good point. Wouldn't want the shop stewart grieving the shovels for taking work away from union members.
 
2009-12-30 09:30:48 AM  
I dunno why everyone hates on union workers... I'd venture to say the majority of us sitting in offices right now do less actual work than they do on any given day. They just happen to usually be in the public eye. I mean look... you're on Fark right now... does that not prove my point already?
 
2009-12-30 09:36:52 AM  
TheMadChaosopher: i read the headline and assumed the sleeper would be fired.

then i saw that she's black.

not only will she NOT get fired, they'll probably charge everyone else involved in the picture with racism.

especially the newspaper that printed the picture.

they're especially racist.

UPDATE!: while i was typing this the tv news just announced that the sleeping guard "may face disciplinary action".

lol.


That's right. Next nap? No chair! It will have to be taken on the floor!

BTW, most of NYDoC guards are black or hispanic. The picture taker probably was black, too.

And unions have served the purpose. Many years ago. They've since become a cancer.
 
2009-12-30 09:44:11 AM  
Do you people understand that an officer having a cell phone at work is a serious violation? Can you imagine why at all?

Beyond help some of you, also he wasn't "a whistleblower", he took the photo for giggles.
 
2009-12-30 09:44:43 AM  
StarBob: I dunno why everyone hates on union workers... I'd venture to say the majority of us sitting in offices right now do less actual work than they do on any given day. They just happen to usually be in the public eye. I mean look... you're on Fark right now... does that not prove my point already?

Hey, I'm multi-slacking...
 
2009-12-30 09:50:57 AM  
TheMadChaosopher: i read the headline and assumed the sleeper would be fired.

then i saw that she's black.


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2009-12-30 09:57:27 AM  
steelpeg: They defend the lazy, piece-of-shait employee but then condemn the "whistleblower" who provided the evidence of a less-than-lackluster union member.

This is not limited to unions. It's the old "snitches get stitches" deal.

yarnothuntin: Shift work is hell on the body and sleep cycle.

Hell yeah. Working a regular night shift is bad enough but rotating shifts are pure hell for a worker.
 
2009-12-30 09:58:34 AM  
"Morello said both officers had violated rules: Green for sleeping, Barrau for having a cell phone at work and for taking a photo."

That's just absolutely f'in brilliant.

Mike Skelly, spokesman for the Correction Officers' Benevolent Association, said the union wouldn't rush to condemn Green, because it was unclear what the situation was when the photo was taken.

"We don't know what her circumstances may have been. She may have been sick," he said.

He said "it was totally inappropriate" for Barrau to take Green's photo.

Well, yeah. Because you don't want documentation of when you're sleeping on the job, right? That'd be stupid. You might be fired, and lose your apartment, and...oh, wait.

She's a member of the Correction Officers' Benevolent Association, huh?

Never mind.
 
2009-12-30 10:01:59 AM  
i worked at the Chicago Board of Trade for 5 years, and a very similar thing happened. a Lind-Waldock (black) desk clerk was sleeping at his desk, head on the desk, face to the camera, eyes closed, with about 10 orders just hanging from his machine while everyone around him was racing around working.
That pic made it to the Tribune- front page of the Business section.

All day long I had to listen to my black co-workers biatch about how racist it was for the Tribune to run that picture.

and no, of course the guy sleeping didn't get fired.

firing him would have been racist.
 
2009-12-30 10:03:18 AM  
I'll explain then for the extremely slow. A cell phone is worth a fortune in a prison, not only used to contact loved ones but to organise crime both inside and outside the prison. That's why the guards are strictly forbidden from taking one in. Yes, it's a far more serious matter than falling asleep on the job.

Also, he didn't use this photo for disciplinary reasons, he was having a laugh.


I don't expect some of the morons above to read this, as I say, beyond help.
 
2009-12-30 10:04:21 AM  
Especially TheMadChaosopher, who should kill himself.
 
2009-12-30 10:12:21 AM  
TheMadChaosopher: i worked at the Chicago Board of Trade . . .

So what is your point? Some lazy asshole screwed the system, so clearly all black people are lazy assholes? You should really get over this. Life isn't fair, people cheat, and it's still easier to be white in America than it is to be black. And if you doubt that, ask yourself if you would trade places.
 
2009-12-30 10:16:35 AM  
PacManDreaming: He should've teabagged her.

hey that's exactly what I was thinking you sick bass turd.

or testicle glasses, those are also trendy.
 
2009-12-30 10:17:27 AM  
When pictures emerged from Iraq detention centers, the military banned all cameras and ordered all images and pictures to be turned over to military authorities.

Considering the power of some unions taxpayers should be allowed to create and join a union.
 
2009-12-30 10:19:56 AM  
nsfw,

Link (new window)
 
2009-12-30 10:20:34 AM  
GDubDub: What a special kind of incompetant POS the sleeping guard must have been to get an 18-year veteran to let an inmate get closed to her with her in a compromised position, then leak it to the news?

I'm guessing that he had probably been complaining about her for a while, and felt this was his only option.


Looking at his name, Italian, I'm guessing he's a snowflake pissed at the idea that a black woman is in an occupation that was once held only by white males.
 
2009-12-30 10:21:40 AM  
take two, nsfw

http://purefnevyl.files.wordpress.com/2008/07/tea-bag.jpg (new window)
 
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