The SEC needs your company’s porn policy

This is kind of funny, sad, and extremely frustrating all at the same time, from CNN.com

As the country was sinking into its worst financial crisis in more than 70 years, Security and Exchange Commission employees and contractors cruised porn sites and viewed sexually explicit pictures using government computers, according to an agency report obtained by CNN.

I can’t even get on Twitter and eBay for actual work purposes without an email from my supervisor confirming the legitimacy of my efforts on the sites to the head of HR. Somehow this is on CNN.com and not blowing up all over the actual cable news broadcasts.  Thanks to Justin K for the pointer.

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8 Responses

  1. Goes to show you how sweet a Gvt gig can be. Especially when you’re winked at and told not to do your job.

  2. Stay classy securities and exchanges comission.

    What we really need is a bigger group to monitor the 3500 SEC employees who are supposed to be monitoring the 37,000 institutions within their jurisdiction.

  3. I think most guys have watched porn at some point on a computer. But how many woman have, is the SEC staffed entirely by men? Additionally, of all the porn loving guys in the world, how many have actually watched it at work? That’s ballsy and a bit weird, no?

  4. I’m kind of with Dan on the ballsy and a bit weird part. But I’m going to go out on a limb here and say most women would not watch porn at work or on a work computer. The need isn’t that great since we’re less visually stimulated then men. In general I think we should practice the “Keep in the bedroom not the boardroom” approach.

    • Is there any company that has a motto of the inverse, “keeping the bedroom in the boardroom”? It seems like one that should be fairly straightforward like “don’t murder the customers.” As I was writing that, I just thought ‘oh no, let the hyperbolic responses begin…’

  5. maybe hustler? i could see them having a sleezy slogan

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