Mayor Fines Self For Email Misuse

from the setting-an-example dept

A few months ago in New York City, there was some controversy over Mayor Bloomberg's decision to have an employee fired for playing solitaire on a city computer, leading some to wonder if Bloomberg never once took care of personal business on city time. However, the mayor of Newark, Ohio, apparently did -- but recognized the error of his own ways and fined himself $368 for sending personal emails from work. Of course, the problem here was most likely not the fact that the emails were personal, but the nature of the emails: asking people to get involved with his son's business. In other words, rather than just freaking out about any personal business being done during work hours, the focus was (as it should be) on the nature of the personal use, and whether it interfered with legitimate work.
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    sbbrian, 20 Jun 2006 @ 9:49am

    @ADAM

    Yes, I’m saying he should have kept his mouth shut!
    Dishonest politicians/people will always exist he can’t change that. Just because he confessed to asking people to get involved with his son's business/misuse of Email and taxpayer money does not mean that I trust him any more that the other person that was just playing Solitaire! It is weather the punishment fit the crime for both situations. I’m sure if the other person that was playing solitaire had the option to keep his job and pay a fine he would have just paid a fine. Unfortunately there is no such Legal option in my State and any other State in this country for anyone of us to choose our own punishment we see fit so why should he have this luxury.
    The people of Newark Ohio should see that he no longer Stands in office another day!

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