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BuzzBites: Inside Sales; Genetic Start-ups

INSIDE SALES

Sure, even the most honest among us has "borrowed" company time or resources for personal use (fess up--how long has it been since you bought your own sticky notes or paper clips?). But some people turn those infractions into major crimes. Internet-filtering company 8e6 Technologies ran a contest for its customers to find the most unusual misuse of the network. First-place winner was an employee who was not only operating an online business from work, but using it to sell stuff he'd stolen from the company's warehouse.

Second place went to a company that knocked itself offline because so many of its employees tuned in to a Victoria's Secret Web cast. Third place went to a woman running an online escort service from her cubicle. But on the plus side, she never once took home office supplies. --Andrew Conry-Murray

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