Top 5 Worst Employees Ever

Thursday, January 5, 2012

5. The bank employee who was caught surfing porn on live news

We’ve all seen news footage of a reporter delivering coverage on location when some joker runs into the frame. What you don’t often get to see is a guy in the background checking out racy photos while his boss gives a live interview. During an otherwise stale report on the Australian economy for 7 News, the report cuts to Macquarie Bank, where a representative from the company begins explaining interest rates and inflation. For a solid minute, it’s the most uninteresting thing in the world. And then you notice the man over the rep’s right shoulder who’s looking at what appears to be pictures of naked ladies (Victoria’s Secret model Miranda Kerr, reportedly) — while he’s talking to a co-worker, no less. The highlight of the entire piece is just after the 1:30 mark, when the horndog takes a moment to look over his shoulder and spots the camera that’s been trained on him the entire time.

The bank later said it was investigating the matter, adding: ‘Macquarie has strict policies in place surrounding the use of technology and the issue arising from today’s live cross on 7 News is being dealt with internally.’
4. The transportation security agent who stole over $200,000 on luggage items to sell them on eBay

Pythias Brown was allegedly stealing items from checked luggage in the back rooms of the airport in Newark, N.J., where he worked, making off with more than $200,000 worth of travelers’ belongings. The stolen goods included a $47,900 camera from an HBO crew and a camcorder from a CNN employee. Brown attracted the attention of one of his victims — and eventually investigators — when he tried to sell the equipment on eBay. Police discovered 66 cameras, 31 laptops, jewelry and more in Brown’s home. The 48-year-old Maplewood resident was charged with theft.
3. The woman who kept a journal of how she was avoiding work

Emmalee Bauer has raised the stakes for workplace procrastination. Like, by a lot. The young hotel Sheraton sales coordinator found that she had a lot of free time at work, but that she needed to look busy to avoid reprimands. So she started obsessively chronicling every moment of her day in a journal, ultimately filling 300 single spaced pages. Unfortunately, her boss caught on and found the journal. Later, Bauer was even denied unemployment benefits by a judge who said her journal showed a refusal to work and “amusement at getting away with it.”
Some examples:
“This typing thing seems to be doing the trick. It just looks like I am hard at work on something very important.” and “I am only here for the money and, lately, for the printer access. I haven’t really accomplished anything in a long while … and I am still getting paid more than I ever have at a job before, with less to do than I have ever had before. It’s actually quite nice when I think of it that way. I can shop online, play games and read message boards and still get paid for it.”
2. The employee who borrowed her boss’s Ferrari and crashed it

A 23-year-old woman driving her boss’s borrowed Ferrari in California lost control of the car and flipped it after taking a curve too fast, causing an estimated $125,000 in damage. The woman was unharmed, but her boss was said to be “irate”. The unidentified woman apparently lost control after taking a curve at too high a speed, hit an embankment and flipped.
1. The cargo worker who fell asleep during his shift and woke up 200 miles away

A JetBlue worker fell asleep in a cargo bin and was accidentally shipped to Boston in the hold of an airplane. Sidney Nurse flew 200 miles in the cargo bin after mysteriously getting stuck while loading bags at JFK Airport. The 21-year-old worker stunned his tarmac counterparts at Boston’s Logan Airport when they opened the cargo door of the twin-engine ERJ-190 jet and unloaded him along with the luggage. Nurse dozed off while loading bags, and didn’t wake up until Flight B6-1004 was taxiing for takeoff. Nurse said he panicked when he realized the plane was in the air and used his cell phone to call JetBlue officials during the 37-minute flight.


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