City Employee Fired For Watching 39 Hours Of Porn On The Job

The only way to not getting caught at work for watching porn, is by not watching porn at work in the first place. Apparently, a city employee in Baltimore decided against that because he (or she) clocked in 39 hours of porn viewing in two weeks. This led to the employee’s suspension without pay and then eventual termination.

Inspector General Rob Pearre Jr. said that an anonymous complaint against the Back River Wastewater Treatment Plant employee (whose identity has remained confidential) was submitted to the Office of Information Technology. After the complaint was filed, the employee’s computer was monitored for an 82-hour work period and that’s how the 39 hours of porn was calculated.

Based on general math, this employee was watching porn half the time they were on the job. There was even one day when 6 hours and 46 minutes of porn was logged on a regular eight-hour day. He (or she) must have been watching an epic trilogy of sex that day. It was also reported that the employee was watching the porn DVDs in full-screen mode. I repeat: FULL SCREEN MODE. Geez. At least have some discretion when you are watching some X-rated fornication. Or just give a heads up to let everyone around you know that you are about to watch some good ol’ fashioned porn. I, for one, get self-conscious about the smallest personal thing on my computer screen that is at all visible to the public eye (i.e. my OKCupid). This person had no shame whatsoever. They just wanted it out there. In the great wide-open. For everyone to see.

Like any job, there is a policy against an employee using city time and equipment for anything that is non work or non-city related. This includes sports, episodes of Game of Thrones, and, unless it has anything to help the city, porn. Why couldn’t this person get caught slacking on the job by taking BuzzFeed quizzes like the rest of us?

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Source: Baltimore Sun