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23 July 2011 - 6:34pm

Employees Arrested for Gambling

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97 Hyundai automotive workers were caught gambling during work hours. all of them were arrested and booked for suspicion of violating Korean gambling laws which ban online gambling

Boozing and gambling on the job, at the expense of taxpayers. It’s what police say Baltimore Department of Transportation employees did twice a month at the 3200-block of East Madison Street at the DOT building where they work.

Do you also have such stories to share ?

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25 July 2011 - 12:34pm
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They are quite unusual stories. We see a few stories now and then about individual employees stealing money to finance their gambling addiction, but its rare to see a workplace gambling ring busted. Strange times.

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27 July 2011 - 3:07pm
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97 employees to discipline may take a while lol

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5 August 2011 - 7:34pm
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LOL I wonder who was left working then?

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Yes, every now and then there is something in the news about someone embezzling money for years to support their gambling habit. People from all walks of life. This is a sickness, people! (LOL, j/k!!)

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6 August 2011 - 7:29am
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i think this is a companies' fault, they can prevent it so easily but do nothing

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12 September 2011 - 8:30am
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Not the same story, but the one about social networks :

Kimberley Swann thought her job was boring. So she said so on her Facebook page.
Her employer, Ivell Marketing and Logistics of Clacton, U.K., gave her this update: "Following your comments made on Facebook about your job and the company we feel it is better that, as you are not happy and do not enjoy your work we end your employment with Ivell Marketing & Logistics with immediate effect."
Miss Swann, 16, was stunned. She told the Daily Telegraph: "I did not even put the company's name, I just put that my job was boring. They were just being nosy, going through everything. I think it is really sad, it makes them look stupid that they are going to be so petty."

Read more: http://news.cnet.com/8301-17852_3-10172931-71.html#ixzz1Xj1sSzXw

I can not imagine anyone acting more senselessly than this girl.......

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12 September 2011 - 9:15am
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Yeah, she was just senseless, but she is just 16. I think that the company wanted already to hire her and they just found some sort of reason for saying Good bye.

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12 September 2011 - 9:20am
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In my country, for example, many people play online poker and other gambling games during work hours and I think managers do not find it to be serious. They just block Facebook and other social networks not to waste employees' time, they just do not think that gambling during working hours is more serious and worse for the company.

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12 September 2011 - 10:14am
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Either way, would it be social networks, Skype, gambling websites or anything else, they all should be unavailable for employees during working hours. I think they all serve the same goal- spare working time for which the employees are paid for, so a good manager should be able to avoid such weird situations by simply limiting internet access to such websites.

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13 September 2011 - 1:54am
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She is young and careless. If you don't want someone to read something you said, don't put it on the internet! Its not a hard thing to remember.

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13 September 2011 - 6:38am
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I agree with gamblemaster, that it's always better to prevent your employees from using social networks, rather than after blaming them for making wrong comments. the only thing that damaged the image of the company was that people (that girls fb friends) understood that in that company people can freely waste time on social networks and control system is not very good.

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By banning social network websites, gambling sites and access to some private chat software eliminates the risk of such things to happen. Otherwise, we are not robots and when knowing that we have a full access to facebook for example, we will be tempted to have a word or two with a friend who's getting married soon for example... The thing is to avoid such time-wasting temptations from office Smile

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There is nothing in the story that says she was doing this on company time. It just says she posted a message on her facebook that her job was boring. She could have done it at any time.

My conclusions: 1. She is stupid and has learned a harsh lesson about keeping private thoughts private on the internet and 2. Her ex employer must have a lot of spare time on their hands to be going through employee facebook posts looking for anything that might be said about them.

Employers should not need to block access to social networking or other time wasting sites. Telling their employees not to do it should be enough. If you are an employee and you cannot control yourself and act professionally then you can't blame the employer if you get fired.

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15 September 2011 - 12:58pm
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I still think that banning the websites that may cause wasting working time is the best solution to avoid such situations. As for your conclusions, I agree on the first one, but as for her boss having plenty of time.. I think everyone would like to know their employees better, and Facebook is quite a good way to do it.

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15 September 2011 - 7:19pm
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Banning any form of gambling at work would instantly put the money market industry out of business - but hey maybe this wouldn't be so bad - said on the day yet another rogue trader gets nabbed...... what we 'amateur gamblers' could all have done online with that 2 billion.....Smile

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