bed bugs at work

2 workers claim they were punished for asking about bed bugs at work

February 12, 2008

The Jersey Journal reports (via nj.com) that Renée Meyers and Gail Krone, who work as cleaners at the County Administration Building on Newark Avenue in Jersey City, New Jersey, asked a supervisor about whether there were bed bugs in the holding cells: “All we wanted was someone to tell whether the holding cells in the […]

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Covington, Kentucky IRS building infested with bed bugs

January 11, 2008

The Gateway Center, a building in Covington, Ohio Kentucky where 5,000 IRS employees work, has bed bugs. The article implies that treatments have occurred at four-week intervals: Gateway Center officials said that after the first bug was found on the third floor in October, all floors were chemically treated. Those treatments are scheduled on a […]

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More rumors of bed bugs at Fox News

November 19, 2007

It was just over a year ago when a journalist claimed a reliable source told her of bed bugs infesting the midtown Manhattan offices of Fox News. The allegation was that the infestation “originated on the VIP couch,” a tidbit which might be apocryphal, but is too good to pass up. Still, I was skeptical […]

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Cadwalader, Wickersham, and Taft’s alleged bed bugs, part two

October 24, 2007

Back in June we blogged the story of alleged bed bugs on the 33rd floor of the oldest Wall Street law firm (c. 1792), Cadwalader, Wickersham and Taft. The memo implies the infestation was blamed on an employee, who was then apparently let go. Having heard nothing since then, I was glad to see that […]

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Comment from APilot about bed bugs

March 21, 2007

(Editor’s Note: APilot wrote on the “Where do I start?” page, and I am reposting it here so it will get more readers.) APilot writes: This is from a letter I’m writing for my union publication. Any feedback? What do wheals and papules have to do with my career in Aviation? “Nothing,” I thought until […]

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