[LINK] US porn 'scandal'

Rick Welykochy rick at praxis.com.au
Thu Jan 29 20:06:27 AEDT 2009

Jan Whitaker wrote:

> The National Science Foundation is in the sights of one congressman 
> for too much porn on company time.

What is "too much" porn?

Other workers can take punitive action in a number of jurisdictions
including Australia, Canada and USA if they are exposed to "offensive"
material under various sexual harassment legislations, although IANAL.

No recreational porn should be allowed at the workplace. Researching
porn? Fine! Producing porn? Fine? Working at the RTA? Not fine.

Are you "researching porn? The question "Please explain!" will be asked!

Then again, what is "too much" gambling?

Employees should not be indulging in recreational activities such as
online gambling, gaming, socialising, blogging, etc on company time
unless it is required to get your work done.

And is there a limit to shopping?

Once again, unless the shopping is related to work, employees should
not be partaking of the online marketplace during company time.

Is it acceptable for employees to be using the internet recreationally
during paid work time?


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