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Man Fired After GPS Showed He Was Not at Work

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There's no point in lying anymore. With new technology, someone will always catch you whether it's on camera, through spyware, or GPS. Take the following anecdote as a lesson: It seems John Halpin, a supervising carpenter for the New York City school system, was let go after he was caught skipping out early and falsifying his time sheets.

Turns out the Board of Education was tracking his movements with a GPS receiver built into his employer-provided cell phone. Over five months, administrators noticed multiple discrepancies between where John should have been, and where the GPS data showed he actually was. In response to the data, an administrative judge suggested the 21 year veteran Halpin get the axe.

Halpin tried to fight the termination, saying he was never informed the phone could be used to track his movements, and questioned the accuracy of the data. Unfortunately for Halpin, this did not convince administrative Judge Tynia Richard, who found him guilty of submitting false time records.

From Boing Boing

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