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Help desk worker suspended for using fake robot voice

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When it comes to workplace infractions, apparently even "the robot" can get suspended.

A New York City Health Department worker on the computer help desk has been hit with a 20-day suspension after answering calls in a robot voice, DNAinfo reported.

The suspension decision, issued by the Office of Administrative Trials and Hearings, states that Ronald Dillon spoke to a customer in a "slow, monotone and over-enunciated manner" and said: "You have reached the Help Desk. This is Mr. Dillon. How may I help you?"

He adopted the robot voice at least five times, even after his boss told him to stop. At least one caller complained about "the robot" and asked to speak to a human, according to the report.

For his part, Dillon told the judge he was not a "people person" and was only trying to please his boss. "They objected to the tone of my voice so I made it atonal," he told DNAinfo.

See the full story at the website for the DNAinfo.