Thursday, 17 January 2013

"1,000 office workers caught looking at stories about civil servants being sacked for looking at pornography while at work"

From The Daily Mail:

Hundreds of office workers have found themselves in deep trouble after surfing the internet for articles about the dozens of civil servants who have found themselves in deep trouble after surfing the internet for porn while they were meant to be working.

A total of 1,000 office workers in Wales read news items about a total of 55 workers at the Welsh Government's offices who were looking at explicit photographs and videos at their desks.

Disciplinary action was taken against the office workers after links to reports about discplinary action being taken against public officials showed up in their browser histories.

One senior manager was forced to resign after it was revealed in 2008 that he had read a story about a senior public sector manager who was forced to resign after it was revealed in 2008 that he had been looking at child pornography.

Two years later police were also called in when another worker, who was sacked, read an article about a bureaucrat, who was sacked, looked at illegal extreme porn.

Top employment lawyers are recommending offices ban articles about penpushers being sacked for surfing for porn because it's distracting office workers from their work.

4 comments:

The Stigler said...

Pity we don't fire any of them for being lazy or incompetent.

James Higham said...

Nice to have all that spare time.

Mark Wadsworth said...

TS, indeed.

JH, but how many office workers waste time reading spoof stories about office workers wasting time reading articles about civil servants etc?

JuliaM said...

How DO they have all that spare time? Or are they doing it in their lunchbreak?