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Workers' Porn Surfing Rampant at Federal Agency

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posted on Apr, 14 2011 @ 02:09 PM
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I'm not even sure why most employees need Internet access on their computers anyway.
I worked installing / fixing pc's for a local government authority in London and it was standard practice to give everyone internet access whether it was useful for their job or not, the main consequence being that half of my job was spent removing viruses and the employees spent a lot of their time on forums (this was pre facebook)
Email and intranet access is important for a lot of employees, but general web access, although people seem to think it is some kind of human right, isn't.

During my 4-5 years there I only had one head of department (In the local government coroners office) ask us why her employees needed net access and she insist that we remove it.


edit on 14-4-2011 by davespanners because: spells




posted on Apr, 14 2011 @ 02:09 PM
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Originally posted by beezzer
When I was stationed at Lakenheath I joined a local fencing club. One of the people on our team was a porn actress.
*wow*

That being said, porn has no business at work. Unless porn IS your work. Then you might get in trouble looking at federal agency sites.


People say we want people like ourselves as our leaders.

I say this is incorrect.

Personally, I want better leaders than myself, but the leaders of today have zero ethics.

The work ethic is America is deplorable just as ethical political choices are deplorable.

How many people would stand up and make themselves a target by standing for their beliefs?

I know of about ten such people and I am one of them.

That is indeed a sad thing that leadership in our community is so poor.



posted on Apr, 14 2011 @ 02:10 PM
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I work for Washington state and I can tell you that they do have blocks in place but it doesn't seem to completely block it. We've had people in trouble for it and as a union steward I have to go in with them. Usually I tell them you were the one that visited inappropriate sites when you KNOW it's wrong; you are going to have to be a grown-up and face your music.

It's beyond me why any one when paid to do a job would spend that time surfing the web.



posted on Apr, 14 2011 @ 02:15 PM
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I worked at a place (and left it promptly) where the guys surfed porn at work, and used it in testing web desemination (cough) plans.

I was also in the information tech student's association when I went to school, and the guys literally thought that accessing porn and streaming it all the time was their RIGHT. RIGHT.

There are lots of guys with serious entitlement issues, a porn addiction, and internet access.

Why do they do it at work, when they know they can be caught? They don't care. They are addicted, they make excuses about their entitlement to themselves, and they have their dealer sitting on the desk.



posted on Apr, 14 2011 @ 02:20 PM
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Originally posted by davespanners
I'm not even sure why most employees need Internet access on their computers anyway.
I worked installing / fixing pc's for a local government authority in London and it was standard practice to give everyone internet access whether it was useful for their job or not, the main consequence being that half of my job was spent removing viruses and the employees spent a lot of their time on forums (this was pre facebook)
Email and intranet access is important for a lot of employees, but general web access, although people seem to think it is some kind of human right, isn't.

During my 4-5 years there I only had one head of department (In the local government coroners office) ask us why her employees needed net access and she insist that we remove it.


edit on 14-4-2011 by davespanners because: spells


If it does not add to and or enhance their job performance there is no need.

In any organization at all.

I know when I was a Security Officer our staff was allowed to surf for sports news.

How is that adding to efficiency?

It might not be pornography but it sure did not enhance security at all.

And those same Security Officer's looked at me as weird for reading during my breaks.

Or while a psyche patient was sleeping.

I was reading on the F.B.I., C.I.A., D.E.A., and other Government organizations.

My reading was towards making my knowledge of security much more efficient.



posted on Apr, 14 2011 @ 02:21 PM
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Originally posted by gallopinghordes
I work for Washington state and I can tell you that they do have blocks in place but it doesn't seem to completely block it. We've had people in trouble for it and as a union steward I have to go in with them. Usually I tell them you were the one that visited inappropriate sites when you KNOW it's wrong; you are going to have to be a grown-up and face your music.

It's beyond me why any one when paid to do a job would spend that time surfing the web.


That is a huge problem with the work ethics in America today.

There are few if any to begin with.

If you know it's wrong why do it?

Because they can.



posted on Apr, 14 2011 @ 02:24 PM
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Originally posted by Aeons
I worked at a place (and left it promptly) where the guys surfed porn at work, and used it in testing web desemination (cough) plans.

I was also in the information tech student's association when I went to school, and the guys literally thought that accessing porn and streaming it all the time was their RIGHT. RIGHT.

There are lots of guys with serious entitlement issues, a porn addiction, and internet access.

Why do they do it at work, when they know they can be caught? They don't care. They are addicted, they make excuses about their entitlement to themselves, and they have their dealer sitting on the desk.


A local male Police Officer got nailed here where I live.

He pointed out that a female Officer was staring in a porn video.

Her lawyer got him nailed due to using her smile as evidence it was not her in the video in question.

The male Officer who tried to do this to the female Officer was terminated for surfing porn on the clock.

His wife divorced him and took the children.

This is exactly what should happen nationwide each and every time no matter the office or position.
edit on 4/14/11 by SpartanKingLeonidas because: Adding Depth and Insight Into the Post.



posted on Apr, 14 2011 @ 09:42 PM
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I fear you are correct; the work ethic is not what it used to be. So many have a sense of entitlement and feel that they should start at the top and have everything handed to them. As a parent I felt that the two most important things I could teach my daughter were to work and to think for herself. Mind you that whole thinking for herself has caused more then one argument with Mom but I wouldn't have it any other way.



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