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Workers Fired For Watching Porn

Nine D.C. Workers Fired For Watching Porn

Unless you're someone that works from home, I'm not sure how an employee could muster up the audacity to watch porn at work. But someone did, and that someone is nine D.C. government employees who were fired when their inappropriate work habits were uncovered. Tipped off by another employee, the government agency found that the employees looked at porn an average of about 200 times per work day last year.

An internal investigation came up with some mind boggling results: each of the nine employees dabbled in virtual nudity more than 19,000 times last year; three perused these sites over 39,000 times apiece last year, and 32 other employees visited sites over 2,000 times but will retain their jobs.

I'm wondering how they had so much time on their hands without anyone noticing. Maybe the city supervisors should launch a productivity investigation among their employees next.

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qtpie247 qtpie247 8 years
haha. although i do give these nine individuals 'credit' i would never have enough guts or even think of watching porn at work.
onabanana onabanana 8 years
It's the DC government, they are so dysfunctional! Only 9 were fired but many more were doing it. They couldn't fire everyone so they only fired the most egregious. Also, this is nothing compared to a few months ago when DC officials caught a lady in the TAX department stealing. She stole 16-20 million!!! this was over a few years but still! She had a Bently and everything. I would think it was somewhat curious that a lower level civil servant was rolling into work in a Bently and furs! Oh and a bunch of buildings burnt down last year because the city didn't bother to fix the hydrants. DC is CRAZY!!!!
anned anned 8 years
I agree meumitsuki, why haven't the sites been blocked? and the gov none the less, they should get the IT dept. on that...
penelope829 penelope829 8 years
I really hope Mayor Fenty can clean house, there is a lot of dead wood in DC govt. What's even more baffling than the sites not being blocked is that people who were looking at porn ::who will keep their jobs!:: Nevermind the multitude of city employees who, over several years, conspired to embezzle millions of taxpayer dollars. ugh.
terryt18 terryt18 8 years
I know, right!
tiabia tiabia 8 years
wow...200 times, per day...but you know what, I am constantly on this website...uh oh...GULP!!!
haute77 haute77 8 years
what were they thinking?
bellaressa bellaressa 8 years
I hope they just didn't mess any equipment up or had any accidents.
JovianSkies JovianSkies 8 years
Oh! :SCARED: How very skeevy...
nancita nancita 8 years
Seriously! 200 times per work day is a lot! The time wasting seems more troubling to me than the porn.
JennaV JennaV 8 years
LOL @ comment 14 :rotfl: :rotfl:
karisaamy karisaamy 8 years
200 Times A Day??? That really takes a lot out of your work day. How were they getting anything done? That sounds like a full Saturday for an porn addict, not a average day at work.
bluebellknoll bluebellknoll 8 years
200 times a work day?!?!?! Holy crap! That takes dedication. Too bad they didn't work as hard as they liked to view porn.
Masqueraded_Angel Masqueraded_Angel 8 years
It would be interesting to know how they were able to get past the web filter and all that, being government employees. My husband works as an IT Tech and they have logs that are miles long of faculty and staff trying to look at sites they shouldn't be at work.
SkinnyMarie SkinnyMarie 8 years
find the time? these are govt employees.
chancleta chancleta 8 years
hummm sounds like they should've waited till they got home
omilawd omilawd 8 years
I'm not surprised that they were looking at porn at work; I'm surprised that they were looking at it so often! How the heck did they find the time?
Lovely_1 Lovely_1 8 years
I would NEVER look at porn at work! That is just PLAIN STUPID! I watch it at home but that's about it all :)
aimeeb aimeeb 8 years
At work?? Wow, what idiots!
TidalWave TidalWave 8 years
sucks they got caught. and that the sites weren't blocked. i know you can get around some webfilters by looking at the cached version of a site in google....
SkinnyMarie SkinnyMarie 8 years
I'm shocked they got through too. My fiance works for the feds, and he has all kinds of sites blocked. He can't even go to MSN or ESPN.
krEnElk krEnElk 8 years
a group of 4 or 5 firefighters in the city where i live were just fired for watching porn at work! and i agree with country betty, there's nothing wrong with porn, but why oh why do these people feel the need to watch it at work?!
meumitsuki meumitsuki 8 years
I worked in the IT field and can't believe that the sites weren't blocked. Every single place I have worked blocked most internet access and kept logs of every website that was being hit.
LaLaLaurie06 LaLaLaurie06 8 years
nine of them? were they...watching it together?
Veekore Veekore 8 years
Ah, DC government at its best. I work in the city (but in the private sector) and it looks like all the rumors/myths about gov't employees are coming true
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