City of Houston employees streamed hours of content at work - KPRC Houston

City of Houston employees streamed hours of content at work - KPRC Houston

TONIGHT "LOCAL 2" INVESTIGATES EXPOSES CITY WORKERS. THEY ARE SUPPOSED TO ANSWER YOUR CALLS, OVER SEEING PARKS AND REPAIRS THROUGHOUT HOUSTON. CHANNEL 2 INVESTIGATES FOUND DOZENS INSTEAD STREAMING VIDEOS AT THEIR DESKS. COULD YOU IMAGINE WATCHING 90 MOVIES A MONTH. DOESN'T LOOK LIKE THIS GUY AT THE CITY OF HOUSTON WAS FIRED FOR THAT. IT IS YOUR MONEY, PAID FOR INTERNET BANDWIDTH SO CITY EMPLOYEES, AT LEAST 97, COULD WATCH MOVIES ON THE WEB AT WORK. QUOTE, OVER THE LAST SEVEN DAYS ALONE, NETFLIX, COMCAST AND HULU HAD OVER 700 GIGABYTES, AN ADMINISTER TOLD US. THIS IS SOMEBODY AT WORK MANAGING TO WATCH 22 MOVIES. Reporter: JEFF IS A COMPUTER EXPERT AND LOOKED AT THE DATA CHANNEL 2 INVESTIGATES DUG UP AND WAS STUNNED BY HOW MANY EMPLOYEES WERE SUCKING DOWN MASSIVE AMOUNTS OF BANDWIDTH INTENDED TO KEEP THE CITY RUNNING. THE CITY POLICY SAYS CONSUMING A SIGNIFICANT AMOUNT OF I. T. RESOURCES SUCH AS STREAMING AUDIO OR VIDEO CAN LOSE TO LOSING YOUR JOB. HOUSTON CITY COMPUTERS AND CITY RESOURCES, ALL OF THE CITY BUSINESS. ALVIN WRIGHT IS A SPOKESMAN FOR PUBLIC WORKS, WHERE THE BULK OF THE VIOLATORS WORK. WRIGHT SAYS COACHING AND COUNSELING APPEAR TO BE THE MOST LIKELY PUNISHMENTS. YOU NEED A COACH AND COUNSELOR TO TELL YOU NOT TO WATCH A TWO-HOUR MOVIE AT WORK. Reporter: LOOKS LIKE THE CITY HAS SHUT DOWN EMPLOYEE'S ABILITY TO REACH THESE PLACES LIKE NETFLIX AND HULU, AT LEAST THROUGH CITY NETWORKS. WE HAVE A BREAKDOWN OF WHICH CITIES WERE DOING THIS, HOW MUCH THEY MAKE AND WHAT THEY DO.

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