A NYC legislative office worker,
ill-versed in "minimize" tactics, was fired after Mayor Michael Bloomberg spotted a game of
on the man's computer screen. Bloomberg had just completed a photo op with Edward Greenwood IX, the
now unemployed office assistant, when he spotted the infamous time wasting application. Bloomberg later told
Greenwood's supervisor to give him the ax.
When questioned about the incident, the mayor responded,
"The workplace is not an appropriate place for games." In his defense, Greenwood, who had worked at the
legislative office for six years and earned just $27,000, claimed that he only played Solitaire
lunch hour or for brief bouts when he needed a break. But Bloomberg wasn't buying the excuse, commenting, "There's
nothing wrong with taking a break, but during the business day, at your desk, that's not appropriate behavior."