FarmVille freak: Bulgarian politician fired for farming on the job

bulgarian politician fired for playing farmville -- bulgarian flag from istockphoto
bulgarian politician fired for playing farmville -- bulgarian flag from istockphoto

A Bulgarian politician was just voted out of office -- because he was busted milking one too many virtual cows while on the job. After repeated warnings, the council member for the Bulgarian city Plovdiv was removed from office with a vote of 20-19.

From the initial report:

"The councilors were first detected playing Farmville two weeks ago during the debates for Plovdiv's 2010 budget.

The discovery was made by the Chair of the Council, Ilko Iliev, who reacted strongly scolding the eager Internet farmers. However, his reaction was to no avail, as the dedicated councilors continued developing their Facebook farms during the City Council meetings, local media have reported.