9 DC Employees Fired For Looking at Porn

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  1. zacktoria

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    i cannot believe that 9 people can open links to 20,000 porn sites in 1 year!! That is incredible! And they are pissed they got fired...! I know we all do shit we shouldn't at work but good God! i would never ever open porn at work!!! that's like 10 sites per person per day...why? did they think they wouldn't get caught?

    am i the only one shocked?
     
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    Goodness Zack, I can open links to 20,000 porn sites in a night :)

    It's probably because of all the pop ups that it was that number.
     
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    Of course they're pissed that they got fired. I certainly hope they aren't surprised, though.

    Unless of course their job was to find and review porn sites. In which case they might be getting fired for doing more stroking than clicking.
     
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    They're just pissed because they got caught. :rolleyes: I'm sure they're under fire from their spouses as well.
     
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    But that's at home...this was at work...that's what gets me...
     
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    Do you think they were here? I bet ya they were.:tongue:
     
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    "You know what would happen if they took away porn on the internet? There would be one website left, www.bringbacktheporn.com" Dr. Cox ~ Scrubs.

    I think these people were trying to keep the internet alive by themselves. :wink:
     
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    Yup. :yup: I'm shocked it was only 9 people! :biggrin1: :eek: Do you have any idea how many federal employees there are in Washington, DC?

    Ten sites per day is nothing. :tongue: I can view more than that in an hour. :biggrin1:
    No, I have never; and would never view porn at work.
    I do all my porn viewing at home on my pc and on my cell phone. :biggrin1:
    I wonder if they were warned prior to being fired?
    Expect to see more of this in the future. Porn addictions are increasing in popularity with both sexes.



    I have a friend who was given a week off, without pay last year because she was caught viewing porn at work. :rolleyes: She was really pissed off and didn't even tell her bf (whom she lives with) because she knew he would get angry at her. The bad part (yes it gets worse) is she had already been given two warnings (1 verbal & 1 written) by a supervisor and she is a state employee.
     
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    I will bet that she is still looking at porn at work, trying to beat the system and totally justified in her own mind that it is her right and that "they" owe her this little bit of recreation for all the "hard work" she does.
     
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    I would imagine it started with one person viewing porn, someone else said 'oh you can't do that' he replied 'I've been doing it for ages and no one's said anything' cue massive employee porn binge.
     
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    OMG! :eek: Do you know her? :confused: I swear to God that is almost exactly what she said when I told her she was being stupid and to stop post haste. :rolleyes:
     
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    In a former I life was a Human Resources manager. Guess what? People get fired for personal/unauthorized use of computers whether it's porn or not. We don't pay people to use company time for personal stuff.
     
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    Yes Mike, obviously with the exception of when it's very important Ebay stuff.
     
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    I would have to :spank: you!
     
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    Where I worked we weren't allowed to use the net for any personal reasons - we did though and got away with it by the simple ploy of sucking up to the IT manager.

    'Can I laminate that for you?'

    'Would you like me to type that for you?'

    The major sucking up was well worth it :)
     
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    Nope, not the only one.

    It still amazes me that people still do this when you see people all the time on the news getting busted for things like this at work. Not only that, depending on who they were working for, there is a disciplinary process in most companies. If this was one of them, they were warned before it got to this point.

    I worked for a major PR firm and did IT. We had a little network utility called Private Eye. It would find users that were on questionably named web sites. Several people got busted in my company for going to Sixdegrees.como back in the day. Seems this site showed in the web addresses as sexdegrees.com. I was even one of the guilty and was mortified. I also learned that our Executive Vice President of Human Resources World Wide would log into her PC daily and one of the first things she sees is a report of these questionable links. Per policy, employees were warned and if the behavior changed no prob.

    You can't tell me that these idiots had no clue there are utilities that employers use to discover just this sort of thing? If this is the case, they not only deserved to be fired, they are deserving of tickets back to the villages where they held their Village Idiot jobs.
     
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    njqt, just a clarification on one of your posts: these 9 were DC city employees, not federal employees.

    As for warnings before being fired, I can't imagine that any city, county (parish), state, or federal new-hire anywhere in the country is not told at orientation, "government computers are not to be used for personal web-surfing." I can't imagine that any person with a shred of intelligence and common sense would not be able to figure that out on their own, even without an "official warning."

    A federal investigator whom I know, when he got his first assignment, was tasked with going through an agency's phone records, looking for patterns of abuse (there were indications which triggered the investigation.) One employee had been logging an average of 5 hours of personal, long-distance calls per day. It turned out that the employee was half owner of a porn website, and was contacting the other owner/webmaster. There are frequent cases where an employee (apparently not too bright) will call IT, complaining of a slow computer, and the IT guy finds 25 gigabytes of porn on the employee's 40 gig hard drive.

    Personally, I don't really care what websites a person chooses to visit - on his own time. I do, however, really really resent my tax dollars going to pay someone anywhere from $15 to $30 per hour to look at porn when they are supposed to be taking care of government business.
     
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    Didn't we do that with Kenneth Starr and the White Water Commission?

    OH YEAH! He got $400 an hour. :biggrin1:
     
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    We have a winner!

    (by the way, I just got my figures by taking a mid-level GS pay scale of around $40 to $60 k per year)
     
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    Do I get a new car or a year's wage calculated for a GS 16?
     
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