In one instance documented by the accountability office, an unidentified worker explained the fate of a missing laptop, worth $4,265:
“This computer, although assigned to me, was being used on board the International Space Station. I was informed that it was tossed overboard to be burned up in the atmosphere when it failed.”
The employee was not disciplined.
What a job?! Take home a laptop, and blame on being burned up in the atmosphere. Wouldn't we all like jobs like that?