Mayor bans gov’t employees from playing mobile games during office hours


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A mayor is sending a strong message of warning against government employees caught playing mobile games during office hours.

Biliran Mayor bans gov’t employees from playing mobile games during office hours
Biliran municipal employees will no longer be allowed to play mobile games during office hours | Photo Courtesy: Gadget Match

Naval, Biliran Mayor Gerard Roger Espina said that he will not tolerate employees playing mobile games such as Legends (ML) and PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds (PUBG), during their time of work.

To make his statement more clear, Espina issued a memo last week that a possible termination may even be given to employees caught guilty of using office time as “playing time.”

In a memo dated March 1, the mayor said that there have been reports of many employees playing mobile games during office hours.

Espina reminded them of their commitment to public service. The memo stated, “Let it be known to all municipal employees that this act is not included in your responsibility, obligation and duty as public servants.”

The Biliran mayor added that a possible dismissal may be given to those caught violating the order. He said, “Under circumstance, I hereby order that employees who are caught playing mobile games during office hours will be terminated upon proven guilty.”

Espina said that there are already “suspected employees” and they are now given the warning to “level up” their maturity.

The memo continued, “I hope that with this memo, suspected employees will “level up” their maturity in terms of seriousness of public service or “squad up” to find a new place of employment.”

The Mayor's ban on mobile games was met with mixed reactions online. There are those who applauded his strong stand on proper use of office hours. On the other hand, there are also those who questioned if the ban will include breaks.

— Sally, The Summit Express


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