Staff lose job over eBay usage

25-09-2007

Staff lose job over eBay usage
Three workers in Wales lost their jobs over misuse of the internet, it has been reported.

One member of staff resigned and two others walked out after it emerged they had been spending too much time on internet auction site eBay, the BBC reports.

The staff in question at Neath Port Talbot Council were thought to be spending two hours a day on the website, instead of doing work.

Personnel chief at the council Graham Jones commented that staff are allowed to use the internet in their own time.

"We clearly don't want them to use it in council time - at the end of the day they are employed to do a job of work not be shopping online," he remarked to the publication.

According to the council, six members of staff have lost their jobs over an 18-month period as investigations continue.

Research recently conducted by Peninsula suggested that social networking site Facebook could be costing firms millions of pounds in wasted money.


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