Using the Internet for personal reasons at work - such as checking eBay auctions - can be firing offense. So some bureaucrats were surprised this week when the provincial government rolled out a Buy and Sell feature on its Intranet - which is usually only accessed when civil servants are...er...at work. "Check out the new BC government employee classified web site," reads a promotional link. "List items you want to buy or sell. It's free! You can even include photos!" Of course, we're confident this service will only be used when bureaucrats are on their coffee or lunch breaks.
March 16, 2007