Yokohama gov’t worker used work pc to play video games for 275 hrs

Yokohama gov’t worker used work pc to play video games for 275 hrs

This screenshot reveals the Solitaire recreation app. (Mainichi)

YOKOHAMA — An worker on the municipal authorities right here has been disciplined for utilizing a piece pc to play video games for a complete of 275 hours, town introduced on Dec. 26.

The Yokohama Municipal Authorities handed a ten% pay lower for 5 months, dated Dec. 26, to a 50-year-old part chief on the cadastral survey division. The worker was quoted as explaining, “I began enjoying video games to clean up as I believed it will be OK to take action for a little bit bit so long as it did not have an effect on my work.”

In line with town authorities, the person performed video games akin to Solitaire, Sudoku and crosswords and browsed web sites unrelated to his job on his work laptop computer within the authorities constructing for 150 days between December 2021 and August 2022. He used the pc from between half-hour to 3 hours per day for such functions earlier than and through work for a complete of 275 hours.

The matter got here to mild after one other worker blew the whistle in late April, saying, “I heard the click sound too many occasions, which I believed was unnatural, and after I noticed him, he was enjoying video games.”

In the meantime, town authorities disciplined a 25-year-old worker on the life help division of Midori Ward’s welfare well being middle the identical day for allegedly making inappropriate remarks, together with sexual ones, to a girl on welfare. Town consequently suspended him from work for 5 months.

The worker apparently made remarks that might be perceived as seeing the lady as a intercourse object throughout 5 interviews at her house between December 2020 and March 2022. The person voluntarily resigned on Dec. 26.

(Japanese unique by Nao Ikeda, Yokohama Bureau)