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View Poll Results: If you see someone at work watching porn on the clock, do you blow the whistle?

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  • No, just avert your eyes in the future

    10 22.73%
  • Yes, that's unacceptable

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  1. #11
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    Default Re: Now I have a great poll topic!

    Quote Originally Posted by Patricia A View Post
    A person should not do anything on the clock that they are not paid to do. If someone is doing things at work that's making them unproductive, it will catch up to them in the end. I have a huge work ethic and am very task oriented. I couldn't imagine wasting my time on the clock.
    I'm a live and let live kinda gal, but like if I said up there, if he is causing people to feel harassed he should be made to stop it. I'd ask him myself though, before I went to the boss.
    I can't judge him for that since I personally spend too much time on the SKMB at work but it's not where other people can see it to be offended by!

    Good call on the saying something myself. That's definitely worth thinking about. Thanks!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shasta View Post
    So, I've been wanting to do a poll and I didn't have a topic and *poof* a topic falls in my lap!

    Apparently our warehouse guy watched porn on his work computer. Video, pictures, everything. His computer faces the back of our warehouse, where we all walk in an out of multiple times a day. I have often seen him click off of his computer quickly but I just learned today it's because of the porn.

    Now, I have no issue if you want to watch porn. Fine. Go for it.

    But not at work. And DEFINITELY not where I can see. I don't like nudity. Ever.

    So, everyone at my work who has seen it refuses to say anything, even though it really freaks some people out. Some of these women have known about it for years. It creates an uncomfortable work environment, in my opinion.

    So the poll is this - if I see it should I be a whistleblower?

    Thoughts?
    Yes, it should be against company policy and most places have such sites blocked.

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    . . .I'm the type that will speak out against anything that goes against company policy. I'll speak out against anything that I feel is wrong or harmful. Usually I stand alone . . . but I don't care. Usually after I take a stand many will come to me and thank me. This pisses me off. Don't thank me . . . stand with me. Or, do something. So many people just piss and moan and donít do jack.

    . . .forgive me . . .had to make a stand today and this thread made me have a flashback, which has me raving like a banshee.

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    Default Re: Now I have a great poll topic!

    Quote Originally Posted by Shasta View Post
    He's done it for the last nine years or so, so I'm guessing he won't stop.

    Apparently one girl is so freaked out by it she won't go into the warehouse.
    Yes, this is a hostile work environment. And clearly he knows he shouldn't be doing it.

    As to ratting him out ... it depends. If this is a "good" coworker (they get their stuff done, they are pleasant, etc.), then I would mention it to him directly. If not, I'd say something to HR. But that's a big deal because it means firing, most generally.

    Still, the thing about porn (and the reason companies take it so seriously) is that it opens up the company to sexual harassment suits. If they know about it but don't do anything about it, they can be accused of fostering a hostile work environment. But if there's a zero tolerance policy, that protects them from suits pretty much. That girl who is freaked out about it? She could make things super painful for your company, especially if she can prove that your company should have known. Nine years is a long time.

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    I would have busted his ass years ago.

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    I definitely think that people shouldn't be watching porn at work. Not the time nor the place. But I would find a way to address it to the person first and let them know that they are making other people uncomfortable and and ask them to stop. Then if they can't be reasonable and continue to do it then they deserved to be canned.

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    ...porn does not offend me personally, but in this case, I wouldn't watch it with him...I'd walk by and say "Look numb-nuts, you wanna load up the mental spank bank, do it on your own time...coz this is BS and you're gonna get yer azz fired. It ain't right, not even a bit, and you keep doin' it-I'll report you, and then we'll see who's bent over the table!"....

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    My boss is the only one who use computer in my work so I can't tell if she is watching porn sites or not. But don't think so.
    And no one other of us don't read porn so that's it's unacceptable for us.

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    Leave him a note that says he will be reported if it continues, then do it. Not acceptable.

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    Maybe he views porn at work because he can't do it at home without being found out. Is he married? Have kids? A grandfather? A sunday school teacher? Little League coach? I would just go to HR and tell them. You can't feel responsible if he's fired. All choices we make have consequences. Anyone choosing to view porn at work runs the risk of being terminated. It's amazing he's gotten away with it for this long.

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