Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Office Perks

I’ve been working in an office for most of my career but apparently I’ve missed out on the fun jobs.

Staff members at an agency that oversees offshore drilling accepted tickets to sports events, lunches and other gifts from oil and gas companies and used government computers to view pornography, according to an Interior Department report alleging a culture of cronyism between regulators and the industry.

In at least one case, an inspector for the Minerals Management Service admitted using crystal methamphetamine and said he might have been under the influence of the drug the next day at work, according to the report by the acting inspector general of the Interior Department.

In my office, our idea of cronyism is getting the left-over sandwiches and cookies from committee meetings. That’s living on the edge, baby!