Skip to comments.Census workers caught sleeping on the job
Posted on 09/28/2011 1:44:33 PM PDT by detective
Workers are sleeping on the job at the U.S. Census Bureau and the agency is asking employees to stop napping in public areas of its Maryland headquarters.
A memo sent Tuesday said officials are fielding an increased number of complaints about colleagues sleeping in public areas.
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How were they able to determine which employees were sleeping and which were working?
So, I guess they want their workers to sleep in non-public places? If I sleep at my job; I won't have a job when I wake up.
Once you are unionized you lose control of your company or bureaucracy and the number of employees required to operate grows as does the amount paid for hours not worked. Union contracts are contrary to the American way of hard work leads to success.
The census carries out surveys the other 9 years. How do you think the unemployment rate is calculated?
Do some research.
“How were they able to determine which employees were sleeping and which were working?”
Well it’s a safe bet that if these are federal government employees none were working. Did you notice the memo said sleeping in public places like the lobby created a bad impression? I guess sleeping at your desk is fine.
All that taxpayer money wasted and nobody does anything about it.
Census is over, why are they still employed. Yes I know why, but why this continues is just infuriating!!!
“Isn’t the Census over? Why do any of these sh*theads still have jobs?”
Don’t you know that once a federal Government job is created it can never be eliminated?
C’mon... speed up.
On the one hand, they are wasting our tax dollars by sleeping on the job.
But since they are sleeping, I doubt they are breaking shit, or screwing up anything, since they are snoozing, so I'm between a rock and a hard place.
All part of the stimulus.
They are probably union, so their jobs are nothing more than ciphers for laundering money out of the public treasury and into democRat campaign coffers.
What kind of question is that? Everyone knows they just take the number of demo-rat voters and subtract ten percent [to account for dead voters/the mortality rate].....and wa-lah. /sarc
I guess that’s okay when you don’t count.
Seriously, they have nappy rooms in the non-public areas of the building.
I have to wonder, how many of those caught sleeping were wearing house slippers.....just asking’........
The Census Bureau headquarters staff, which moved to Suitland, Md., in 1942, is currently about 4,285, and has occupied a minimum of two buildings in the Suitland federal complex ever since.
Management Discretionary Domestic Spending: The Census Bureau requests appropriations for domestic discretionary spending totaling $7.4 billion.
Do census workers also give us CBO estimates and the PPI? The census is the census. It's temporary work, or it used to be.
All federal employees seem to have rest areas where they can take a nap after there done hanging out and talking with their buddies. Seriously, I have never been in a federal office work area and seen a federal employee actually doing useful work.
The outside contractors and tech support are sometimes busy but thats just about it.
I used to go into a WI state gov’t building years ago.
One day around 10am, I observed a union thug(make that union slug) in full snore mode. He got paid the same, sleeping or “working”. Right out in the open, where all could see him, totally unconscious and snoring. Secure in the knowledge that he would never be fired.
Well considering they don’t really have to do anything for another 8 years they might as well take a nap.
They became tired on the job, so why not sleep on the job?
Isnt Government worker an oxymoron?
When someone said to me the other day I work for the federal government I said I thought federal government worker was an oxymoron. He just laughed. And he's a big liberal.
There are federal workers who do good work. I know contractors for the defense department who intelligent, hard working and conscientious. I know workers at NIST who are very intelligent and work very hard.
And don't forget the employees at the DOE who refused to approve the Solyndra loan guarantee and accurately predicted the company would go bankrupt.
There are good federal workers out there but so many of them do little or nothing and nothing happens to them.
The Census gives crime stats, unemployment, housing data, poverty data, etc...
In this case, I defend them. It would WASTE government money to train survey takers for every government agency (HUD, Dept of Labor, etc...)
Why not use trained survey takers for year round work rather than hire (and train) monthly survey workers to gather statistics in their area they live. Just sayin...
I had mexican for lunch and it was all I could do to stay awake!
Maybe so for Wisconsin state, but Dept of Commerce does not have a union.
Yes, it’s intermittent work. Meaning no benefits, no union, etc...
Maryland "Freak State" PING!