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  • FragmentFour May 17, 6:57 p.m.

    Amway is not a scam. It also is not a business that should be taken care of via Durham Tech's time and equipment.

  • stoptheamwaytoolscam May 17, 2:33 p.m.

    Amway is a scam. Google "Stop The Amway Tool Scam Wordpress" for more information, and forward this to every non-Distributor/IBO you know, so they don't get scammed.

  • midnightclay May 15, 6:28 p.m.

    Is there any way the school can make her pay ($$.$$) for the time she used the computers for her own business?

  • mike275132 May 15, 5:41 p.m.

    Government Employees, always working hard

  • bubbaredneck May 15, 5:27 p.m.

    OK everybody, at least she was working! That's more than i can say about the 20 or so i see every day when i am running errands that are sitting on the couch on the front porch with all their saggy pants friends drinking 40's. They just wait on their check at least she is working. Give her some credit for that! at least i don't have to feed her!! Go ahead everyone and kill the ambition in this country!

  • snowl May 15, 5:24 p.m.

    A former co-worker, opened her own business on company time and planned her entire wedding, using the employers computers, phone, and printers. She still had time to take her regular cigarette smoking breaks too! Geez Louise!....not her real name. I don't miss her.

  • EliteOne May 15, 5:05 p.m.

    Here friends and family are going to be super happy that she will now spam them with Amway products more often.

  • androiddj May 15, 4:53 p.m.

    Sounds like our legislature taking kickbacks from the Fracking industry
    if its good for the GOP it's good for the gander

  • Mr. Middle of the Road May 15, 4:52 p.m.

    Amway. Why am I not surprised. And, I am commenting on company time on a company computer. But I own the company.

  • ncsucooper May 15, 4:42 p.m.

    The issue is that the State could be seen as subsidizing her business which sets a terrible precedent if they just allow it to go on.

    The line needs to be drawn where it is as it is unenforceable anywhere else.

  • WageSlave May 15, 4:41 p.m.

    "If she is fullfilling her duties at work then who cares."

    you obviously haven't any clue about integrety and the difference between right and wrong and taking advantage of an employer
    DoingMyBest

    And you obviously have never worked for a government or educational facility. You are not rewarded for pep, money saved, or extra stuff done. You are only rewarded for finishing what is on your list.

    Your pep is destroyed young, the money you saved is taken by the state at the end of the FY, and the extra work you did usually gets claimed by someone higher up.

  • DoingMyBest May 15, 4:37 p.m.

    "Makes me wonder how many of those commenting on this are at work posting on company time."

    Bet you it is much more than you think, but it is ok to cheat your employer right.

  • DoingMyBest May 15, 4:34 p.m.

    "If she is fullfilling her duties at work then who cares."

    you obviously haven't any clue about integrety and the difference between right and wrong and taking advantage of an employer

  • balog May 15, 4:18 p.m.

    @Relic - check out the comments below - apparently none of these people EVER do ANYTHING other than work on company time.

    "That's slightly different from running your own online business on a state computer and on state time. I don't pay my taxes for a state employee to use their office equipment to run a side business. I don't care how she fulfilled her duties. It's called "ethics", people."

  • cecilbusiness82 May 15, 4:16 p.m.

    Quite the entrepreneur, isn't she? A real go getter!

  • Obamacare survives May 15, 4:12 p.m.

    whatelseisnew, you must be extremely inefficient to never have any down time.

  • irishale May 15, 4:09 p.m.

    Ah... "The purpose of this approval procedure is to determine that the secondary employment does not have an adverse effect on the primary employment and does not create a conflict of interest. " (from state Secondary Employment Form).

    But, it has me wondering which one wasn't approved, and why.

    Moot point since it's apparently her primary now....

  • hardycitrus May 15, 4:09 p.m.

    I got news for you, private companies are full of this stuff, and it's usually the person management thinks is a "great guy."

    Because when a company is run like a middle school, people are usually stealing.

  • Relic May 15, 4:06 p.m.

    "Makes me wonder how many of those commenting on this are at work posting on company time."

    That's slightly different from running your own online business on a state computer and on state time. I don't pay my taxes for a state employee to use their office equipment to run a side business. I don't care how she fulfilled her duties. It's called "ethics", people.

  • irishale May 15, 4:06 p.m.

    I'm curious, why does the state have to approve of your secondary employment?

  • godnessgracious2 May 15, 3:58 p.m.

    Shocking allegations, I'm sure stopping this is going to make a huge difference for our community. Hey, lets make sure the governor doesn't sell anything on ebay either.

  • jrwaterway May 15, 3:54 p.m.

    Also all the supply vendors, food vendors, truck delivery drivers are all helping transport these illegal drugs, contraband, cell phones and weapons into the prison.

  • jrwaterway May 15, 3:53 p.m.

    No different than the DOC prison guards bragging about making 2 or 3 times their salary on drug sales, cell phone sales, weapons sales and contraband on all sorts.
    Even read the article last week about them fighting after work over their territory in that prison.

  • whatelseisnew May 15, 3:47 p.m.

    "If she is fullfilling her duties at work then who cares."

    She was stealing. That matters. I have never worked a job where I had absolutely nothing to do, so I could spend time stealing from my employer.

  • whatelseisnew May 15, 3:45 p.m.

    "Please if the state paid something and more than once a month.. most folks wouldnt be working two and three jobs!"

    If you steal from your employer, they fire you. This person was stealing. In my old job a number of employees were fired for doing similar kinds of things. I even told one guy he was risking his job and he ignored me. He lost his job. Does not matter if you steal money or you steal computer time and resources, you are stealing. As to working two jobs, I never held a Government job, I worked two jobs for 10 years until the primary job reached a point where I no longer had to do that. A job pays what it pays, if you do not like it, then you have the choice to go elsewhere. Nothing justifies theft. Too bad our Government does not understand that principle.

  • Obamacare survives May 15, 3:41 p.m.

    "I sat at the DHHS building and watched an employee sleep through her office window for over 2 hours."
    jrwaterway

    Yeah, but power naps are supposed to be the next best thing to sliced bread. Don't knock it until you've tried it.

  • balog May 15, 3:39 p.m.

    Makes me wonder how many of those commenting on this are at work posting on company time.

  • WageSlave May 15, 3:39 p.m.

    Was she doing her job well? What made them start the investigation.

    If she is fullfilling her duties at work then who cares.

  • dwntwnboy2 May 15, 3:39 p.m.

    "They have music CD's that they listen to on their state computers"- so what? That's not hurting anything or stopping them from working- no different than having a radio plugged into the wall socket since it's the "state's" electricity.

  • dwntwnboy2 May 15, 3:37 p.m.

    "Secondary" employment shouldn't have to be "approved" unless it directly contradicts or is in competition with her other job. Shame on her for using her work computer for personal business that was actually a "business".

  • claudnc May 15, 3:37 p.m.

    Please if the state paid something and more than once a month.. most folks wouldnt be working two and three jobs!

  • pulstar40 May 15, 3:28 p.m.

    "her secondary employment was never approved by college officials". WHAT? She can't have a second job (not that I'm condoning misuse of the college equipment, but what if she had conducted the second job in the evenings or on weekends?)

  • jrwaterway May 15, 3:26 p.m.

    She is not alone. There are thousands of county and state workers doing it at work. The auditors ran a program on DHHS employees and almost all of them had been on internet playing, shopping and going to college on line for 6 - 8 hours a day. Ask for the results, it is a matter of public record.

  • computer trainer May 15, 3:22 p.m.

    Good Grief, that happens all the time!! AVON, Pampered Chef, Cakes, Clothing, Mary Kay, Lessons, etc you name it ESC sells it.

  • GLOCKMASTER May 15, 3:18 p.m.

    OK why is this news. Someone clearly saw what was happening in March then took the appropriate action. Case closed.

  • Obamacare survives May 15, 3:09 p.m.

    Where is my Amway order?!?!?

  • Terkel May 15, 3:03 p.m.

    No photo, not even a name, why is this news? IMO a PUBLIC employee - if she is one, and I'm not going to stop and look it up - should have disciplinary actions made PUBLIC. As it is, she'll find herself another govt job, maybe at DHHS or ESC, and continue to cheat. Meanwhile people who lost jobs through no fault of their own can't find work.

  • JoCo50 at MXR May 15, 3:02 p.m.

    I'd rather know that she was doing something prosperous on employer time rather than facebooking and texting like so many do.

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