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Census workers caught sleeping on the job
Washington Post ^ | 9/28/2011 | Ed O'Keefe

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.”

(Excerpt) Read more at washingtonpost.com ...


TOPICS: Government; US: Maryland
KEYWORDS: broadbrush; census; taxdollarswasted
More stories about employees on the federal payroll sleeping on the job. Don't worry, nobody got fired or anything. Just a memo.
1 posted on 09/28/2011 1:44:38 PM PDT by detective
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To: detective
Just a siesta after tortilla lunch.
2 posted on 09/28/2011 1:47:58 PM PDT by boomop1
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To: detective

How were they able to determine which employees were sleeping and which were working?


3 posted on 09/28/2011 1:49:12 PM PDT by chrisser (Starve the Monkeys!)
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To: detective
Isn't the Census over? Why do any of these sh*theads still have jobs?

ML/NJ

4 posted on 09/28/2011 1:50:57 PM PDT by ml/nj
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To: detective
A memo sent Tuesday said officials are fielding an increased number of complaints about colleagues “sleeping in public areas.”

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.

5 posted on 09/28/2011 1:51:14 PM PDT by Hodar ( Who needs laws; when this FEELS so right?)
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To: detective
Census workers caught sleeping on the job

I.AM.STUNNED.STUNNED.I.TELL.YA.

6 posted on 09/28/2011 1:52:11 PM PDT by rockabyebaby (We are sooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo screwed!)
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To: detective
the job descriptions don't provide sufficient work to keep them busy and they are not allowed to help a fellow employee. This is true in any union shop, private or government.

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.

7 posted on 09/28/2011 1:54:29 PM PDT by elpadre (AfganistaMr Obama said the goal was to "disrupt, dismantle and defeat al-Qaeda" and its allies.)
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To: ml/nj

The census carries out surveys the other 9 years. How do you think the unemployment rate is calculated?

Do some research.


8 posted on 09/28/2011 1:54:48 PM PDT by autumnraine (America how long will you be so deaf and dumb to the chariot wheels carrying you to the guillotine?)
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To: chrisser

“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.


9 posted on 09/28/2011 1:56:18 PM PDT by detective
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To: detective

Census is over, why are they still employed. Yes I know why, but why this continues is just infuriating!!!


10 posted on 09/28/2011 1:59:21 PM PDT by ColdOne (I miss my poochie... Tasha 2000~3/14/11)
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To: ml/nj

“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.


11 posted on 09/28/2011 2:00:38 PM PDT by NeverForgetBataan (To the German Commander: ..........................NUTS !)
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To: detective
I'm torn on this one...

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.

12 posted on 09/28/2011 2:00:47 PM PDT by Fedupwithit ("Live free or Die: Death is not the worst of evils" - Gen. John Stark)
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To: ml/nj

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.


13 posted on 09/28/2011 2:02:07 PM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter knows whom he's working for)
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To: autumnraine
The census carries out surveys the other 9 years. How do you think the unemployment rate is calculted

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

14 posted on 09/28/2011 2:05:17 PM PDT by Repeat Offender (While the wicked stand confounded, call me with Thy Saints surrounded)
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To: detective

I guess that’s okay when you don’t count.

Seriously, they have nappy rooms in the non-public areas of the building.


15 posted on 09/28/2011 2:08:00 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man (I'd like to tell you, but then I'd have to kill you.)
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To: detective

I have to wonder, how many of those caught sleeping were wearing house slippers.....just asking’........


16 posted on 09/28/2011 2:15:08 PM PDT by astounded (Barack Obama is a clear and present danger to the USA)
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To: ml/nj

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.

http://www.census.gov/aboutus/who.html

Management Discretionary Domestic Spending: The Census Bureau requests appropriations for domestic discretionary spending totaling $7.4 billion.

http://www.census.gov/aboutus/FY_2010_Congressional_Submission.pdf


17 posted on 09/28/2011 2:16:07 PM PDT by deport
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To: autumnraine
The census carries out surveys the other 9 years. How do you think the unemployment rate is calculated?

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.

ML/NJ

18 posted on 09/28/2011 2:18:19 PM PDT by ml/nj
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“Seriously, they have nappy rooms in the non-public areas of the building.”

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.

19 posted on 09/28/2011 2:19:26 PM PDT by detective
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To: detective

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.


20 posted on 09/28/2011 2:20:11 PM PDT by TheConservativeParty (PALIN 45 -The cure for "meet the new boss, same as the old boss.")
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To: detective

Well considering they don’t really have to do anything for another 8 years they might as well take a nap.


21 posted on 09/28/2011 2:34:42 PM PDT by monkeyshine
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To: detective

They became tired on the job, so why not sleep on the job?


22 posted on 09/28/2011 2:36:29 PM PDT by count-your-change (You don't have to be brilliant, not being stupid is enough.)
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To: detective

Isn’t “Government worker” an oxymoron?


23 posted on 09/28/2011 2:38:00 PM PDT by shoff (Cuomo is going to change the NY state motto from Excelsior to elixir (cause we bought it)
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“Isn’t “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.

24 posted on 09/28/2011 3:02:00 PM PDT by detective
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To: ml/nj

The Census gives crime stats, unemployment, housing data, poverty data, etc...


25 posted on 09/28/2011 3:06:11 PM PDT by autumnraine (America how long will you be so deaf and dumb to the chariot wheels carrying you to the guillotine?)
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To: ml/nj

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...


26 posted on 09/28/2011 3:10:40 PM PDT by autumnraine (America how long will you be so deaf and dumb to the chariot wheels carrying you to the guillotine?)
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To: boomop1

I had mexican for lunch and it was all I could do to stay awake!


27 posted on 09/28/2011 3:17:25 PM PDT by demshateGod (The fool hath said in his heart, There is no God.)
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To: TheConservativeParty

Maybe so for Wisconsin state, but Dept of Commerce does not have a union.


28 posted on 09/28/2011 3:17:47 PM PDT by autumnraine (America how long will you be so deaf and dumb to the chariot wheels carrying you to the guillotine?)
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To: ml/nj

Yes, it’s intermittent work. Meaning no benefits, no union, etc...


29 posted on 09/28/2011 3:19:32 PM PDT by autumnraine (America how long will you be so deaf and dumb to the chariot wheels carrying you to the guillotine?)
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To: boomop1
If it's around Census headquarters in Suitland, there are a couple of chicken places and not much else. Are you sure they weren't food poisoned?
30 posted on 09/28/2011 3:40:47 PM PDT by GAB-1955 (I write books, love my wife, serve my nation, and believe in the Resurrection.)
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31 posted on 09/29/2011 12:13:35 PM PDT by Tolerance Sucks Rocks (It's the Tea Party's fault!)
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To: detective
I guess sleeping at your desk is fine.

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32 posted on 09/29/2011 3:12:33 PM PDT by the OlLine Rebel (Common sense is an uncommon virtue./Technological progress cannot be legislated.)
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