This was the attitude of 33 members of staff at one of the leading financial regulators (the Securities and Exchange Commission) in the USA. According to the Daily Telegraph, 31 of these were senior staff members (salaries between ca. $100k and $220k).
What was more important than work?
Looking for explicit internet porn whilst at work.
The Telegraph gives two examples,
“…. an accountant working in one of the SEC's regional offices tried to access porn – she was blocked by the regulator's internet firewall – almost 1,800 times in a two-week period. The same woman had almost 600 explicit pictures saved on her company laptop.
In another, a senior lawyer working at the regulator's head office in Washington DC admitted that on some days he spent eight hours looking for porn. In fact, he downloaded so much that he ran out of space on the hard drive on his work computer, and began downloading images to disks he kept in boxes in his office.”
Now I guess they’re not the only employees to do so but had they spent more time regulating they might have found explicit images of fraud and mismanagement of risk.
Now you wouldn’t do such a thing, would you?
Of course, you wouldn’t!