Hyundai Motor Co. discovers workers gambling online during shifts
The Hyundai Motor Company expects their employees to work on vehicles and the other aspects of their job. However the company realized after a recent audit that some of their employees in Asan were using company computers to gamble online.

Ninety seven of the workers at the company in Asan, which is located outside Seoul, were using the company’s computer to place wagers while they were on the job. The audit that took place in April resulted in an employee informing officials at the company of the betting taking place during work hours.

Officials stated that thirty five employees in Asan and sixty two employees in Ulsan will be punished for gambling on the job. A company official commented on the subject by stating: “While the fact of cyber gambling was uncovered by an internal tip-off, the number of employees who gamble over the internet at work appears to be higher (than reported figures).”

According to the audit’s findings, thirteen people, current and former union representatives, were among those found to be logging on to online gambling sites during work hours. Employees are not supposed to use company computers for personal use especially to place wagers online. The punishment to be served to the employees has yet to be released.

This is just one of many problems the Hyundai Motor Company has faced over the past few weeks. The company in Asan was forced to stop work for two days after several unionized workers walked out after they found out one of their fellow employees committed suicide. A union representative committed suicide by hanging himself in the bathroom of the facility and he blamed management for interrupting his duties as a manager of the union in his suicide note. The company has been cutting several full time union members after a new labor law was placed in effect in 2010.

- 2011-06-20


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