by liberal japonicus
This story is a depressing one, but I thought this was the most plaintive note.
In a written appeal to his superiors, Powers asked that he be allowed to keep his job so he could focus on his work duties.
"I am at a point in my career where I have reached a fork in the road," he wrote. "Do I want to continue to under-achieve and get by making people laugh, or do I want to finally live up to my potential and become a valuable piece to a great team?"
Powers was fired two weeks later.
This also caught my eye
Administrative Law Judge Debra Wise ruled that Powers' photos did not rise to the level of misconduct because at least one of his supervisors was aware of them and hadn't told Powers to stop making them.
But with regard to the adult-themed websites, Wise ruled that Powers knowingly violated the state's computer-use policy, which amounted to workplace misconduct. On that basis, she denied his request for unemployment benefits.
For those of you streaming Game of Thrones to a work computer, watch out!