L.A. Workers Told To Stop Watching Olympics Online

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LOS ANGELES -- The top technology officer for Los Angeles is pleading with city workers to stop watching the Olympics online at work, saying it could cause a municipal computer meltdown.

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City officials say watching Tuesday's women's gymnastics and soccer competitions live on the Internet causes a tremendous amount of bandwidth to be tied up.

That means city computers might be working at a snail's pace under the strain.

Councilman Dennis Zine says taxpayers aren't paying city workers to watch the Olympics on their computers or televisions.

Zine said he wanted to know where supervisors were during the viewings.




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junior

Probably in their union contracts that they don't have to work when there is something good to watch on the internet.

August 01 2012 at 9:39 PM Report abuse -1 rate up rate down Reply
frebee2

they should not beg for them to stop. they should be fired for wasting the tax payers money, and make them pay back all lthe money they stole from the tax payers by not doing their jobs. its easy to see who was watching when they were supposed to be working. shut down all access to the web except for work only and watch them very close.

August 01 2012 at 8:13 PM Report abuse +1 rate up rate down Reply

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