Guess How Many People Look At Porn At Work

If you’re like us, you “accidentally watch porn for about an hour a day, more or less, but our job is to actually watch videos on the internet so it’s really easy to explain it to HR.  You’d figure it might be a little more difficult in most other office jobs, but you’d figure wrong.  Research shows that porn watching is super common at work, especially in the government where it seems like even a $120k salary isn’t enough to stop some people from watching as much as 6 hours of porn per day, every day, if the recently suspended EPA official who was caught frequenting the website Sadism is Beautiful is any indication.

Officials at the EPA came to investigate the unnamed man when they found he had been saving porn on the company servers, and when they came to his office he was actually watching porn when they walked in on him.  After he was placed on leave they found over 7000 files on his computer.  Porn watching has been an issue at the Treasury Department as well where an employee was found to have viewed at least 13,000 images over 6 weeks, the National Science Foundation where an executive spent the better part of a year looking at porn and chatting to cam girls, and the FCC where an employee said he rubbed out a solid 8 hours a week due to boredom.

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Numerous employees of the SEC were found to have watched porn in lieu of work back in 2010 to the point that one of them ran out of harddrive space and started burning it to DVD.  Never look at so much porn online that you need to start burning it to DVD because, really, you don’t need to burn it to DVD.  It’s always on the internet.  You don’t need to take it with you and, realistically, are you ever going to go through all that porn again?  Really?

According to a 2010 survey, about 1 in 3 Americans admit to looking at porn at work at least one.  So figure, in reality, that means about half of all employees have done it.  If you figure a 50/50 split in the work force, give or take, of men and women, then approximately all men look at porn at work.

So where do you fall on the scale?  Ever taken a peek at work?