Was it time theft Questions for Moodle

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WAS IT TIME THEFT?      Globe & Mail         Sept 8/2011       Most Canadians probably spend at least some time at work surfing the Internet. But it’s hard to  match the viewing habits of Franklin Andrews, a federal bureaucrat whose online activity became  so excessive it sparked a legal debate about whether someone who surfs the Net too much at  work can be fired for “time theft.” Mr. Andrews, a senior analyst in the Department of Citizenship and Immigration, spent more than  half his working day trolling news and sports websites from his desk in Ottawa and downloading  more than 300 pornographic photos. The department fired him in 2009, alleging he committed  “time theft” by claiming pay for time not worked. The government hoped to make an example of  Mr. Andrews and wanted to set a precedent for other bureaucrats who waste time online. Mr. Andrews, who has been with the government for 27 years, fought back. He appealed to the  Public Service Labour Relations Board and demanded his job back. During a hearing, Mr. Andrews acknowledged surfing the Net extensively, and he apologized for  downloading porn. But he said he wasn’t given enough work to keep him busy and he got bored.  He told the tribunal he met every deadline, received positive work appraisals and had never been  chastised by managers for perusing the Net too much.
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This note was uploaded on 03/22/2012 for the course BADM 318 taught by Professor Mitra during the Spring '12 term at British Columbia Institute of Technology.

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