• My Name (unregistered)

    Wait this is a news site? When did that happen?

  • Luk (unregistered) in reply to My Name

    What X sites? Gimme URL's!!

  • A Nonny Mouse (cs)

    an ex of mine got fired for looking at pr0n at work.. they printed off every single page he'd visited and handed it to him, about 2 kg's worth of paper. whoops.

  • dkf (cs) in reply to A Nonny Mouse
    A Nonny Mouse:
    an ex of mine got fired for looking at pr0n at work.. they printed off every single page he'd visited and handed it to him, about 2 kg's worth of paper. whoops.
    So his employer printed out 2kg of porn and gave him a copy? That's into WTF?! territory right there.
  • Dave (unregistered)

    What's "distant learning"?

  • biziclop (unregistered) in reply to Dave
    Dave:
    What's "distant learning"?

    Apparently how to have sex without anyone else about.

  • Dirk (unregistered) in reply to A Nonny Mouse
    A Nonny Mouse:
    an ex of mine got fired for looking at pr0n at work.. they printed off every single page he'd visited and handed it to him, about 2 kg's worth of paper. whoops.

    Is that 2kg of printed URLs? Just interested...

  • Z3R0 (unregistered)

    Dear Jesus Christ. Sucks to be him.

  • Keithius (unregistered)

    Wait, what? A happy ending to a DailyWTF story?

    Have I fallen into some strange alternate universe or something?

  • German (unregistered) in reply to Z3R0
    Z3R0:
    Dear Jesus Christ. Sucks to be him.

    What sucks about being Jesus Christ?

  • Employee at a Major Metropolitan University (unregistered)

    I assume by "distant learning," he means "distance learning" (i.e., taking online classes). I had to maintain an app that allowed students to get their student ID Cards mailed to them. Fortunately I handed that responsibility off to someone else.

    captcha: duis

  • snoofle (cs) in reply to German

    You know, when the xxx system uses the xxx interface to the xxx dohickey located at the xxx offices...

    Uh oh...

  • elias (cs) in reply to Keithius
    Keithius:
    Wait, what? A happy ending to a DailyWTF story?

    Have I fallen into some strange alternate universe or something?

    Lots of them have had "happy endings." And people act like it's never happened before every time...

  • Bob (unregistered) in reply to German

    I think you must have missed the end of that story.

  • A Nonny Mouse (cs) in reply to Dirk
    Dirk:
    A Nonny Mouse:
    an ex of mine got fired for looking at pr0n at work.. they printed off every single page he'd visited and handed it to him, about 2 kg's worth of paper. whoops.

    Is that 2kg of printed URLs? Just interested...

    sure, send me your address and i'll email them to you..

    just kidding. they actually visited each page and printed it

  • Anonymous (unregistered) in reply to Keithius
    Keithius:
    Wait, what? A happy ending to a DailyWTF story?

    No. A DailyWTF story about a "happy ending".

  • ContraCorners (unregistered) in reply to German

    Well there was that whole "painful death at a young age" thing. Perhpas you've read about it?

  • DeLos (cs) in reply to German
    German:
    Z3R0:
    Dear Jesus Christ. Sucks to be him.

    What sucks about being Jesus Christ?

    I am going with the tortuous activity that is crucifixion.

  • DOA (cs) in reply to German
    German:
    Z3R0:
    Dear Jesus Christ. Sucks to be him.
    What sucks about being Jesus Christ?
    Getting crucified. You weren't paying attention in church, were you?
  • ContraCorners (unregistered) in reply to German
    German:
    Z3R0:
    Dear Jesus Christ. Sucks to be him.

    What sucks about being Jesus Christ?

    Shoot! Forgot to quote what I was responding to...

    Well, there was that whole "painful death at a young age" thing etc.

  • Redbeard (unregistered) in reply to A Nonny Mouse
    A Nonny Mouse:
    Dirk:
    A Nonny Mouse:
    an ex of mine got fired for looking at pr0n at work.. they printed off every single page he'd visited and handed it to him, about 2 kg's worth of paper. whoops.

    Is that 2kg of printed URLs? Just interested...

    sure, send me your address and i'll email them to you..

    just kidding. they actually visited each page and printed it

    They were just using that as an excuse to visit the pr0n sites at work too...

  • Legis (unregistered)

    Pssh. When your sales guy runs up a $10K/month tab on a company credit card because he's dating a stripper, then you can complain. TRWTF is that this went on for about a year before he was let go.

  • conventio (unregistered) in reply to A Nonny Mouse
    A Nonny Mouse:
    ...they actually visited each page and printed it
    Was the person who visited then printed the material let go too? As they has just committed the exact same offense...
  • Pawel (unregistered)

    So, I am gonna tell you, where the wtf is. No one here complained, that a company is logging the activity of their employees over four months!

  • jmo21 (unregistered)
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  • K.D. (unregistered) in reply to Pawel
    Pawel:
    So, I am gonna tell you, where the wtf is. No one here complained, that a company is logging the activity of their employees over four months!

    That happens everywhere - they log your phone calls and email too. I once worked with a gal who had a stack of phone numbers and emails handed to her and was asked to explain.

  • Mate (unregistered) in reply to K.D.

    Over here, in Finland, it's strictly illegal for an employer to draw the line between an employee and the sites he or she accesses. The employer can log the web traffic, but can not tell a single person not to surf pr0n sites.

  • Zylon (cs) in reply to DeLos
    DeLos:
    German:
    Z3R0:
    Dear Jesus Christ. Sucks to be him.

    What sucks about being Jesus Christ?

    I am going with the tortuous activity that is crucifixion.

    Could be worse. You could be stabbed.

  • Erik (unregistered) in reply to German
    German:
    Z3R0:
    Dear Jesus Christ. Sucks to be him.

    What sucks about being Jesus Christ?

    You fool, he wasn't saying it sucks to be Jesus Christ. He was addressing his comment to Jesus Christ, like this:

    Dear Jesus Christ,

    Sucks to be him. BTW, nice job on the water to wine thing, yah? You must rock at parties.

    Keep it real, JC.

    Peace out! Z3R0

  • Global Warmer (unregistered) in reply to Keithius
    Keithius:
    Wait, what? A happy ending to a DailyWTF story?

    Have I fallen into some strange alternate universe or something?

    With 2kg of printed porn I am sure there were lots of happy endings. That's why the guy was let go.

  • Phil (unregistered) in reply to Zylon

    Weirdo :-)

  • Walleye (unregistered) in reply to DeLos
    DeLos:
    German:
    Z3R0:
    Dear Jesus Christ. Sucks to be him.

    What sucks about being Jesus Christ?

    I am going with the tortuous activity that is crucifixion.

    Plus there are all those millions of wackos who want to ask you for favours every day! It's worse than being on helpdesk!

  • Physics Phil (cs)

    I'm sure I've read this story, or one almost identical to it, before on TDWTF.

  • Frank (unregistered) in reply to Mate
    Mate:
    Over here, in Finland, it's strictly illegal for an employer to draw the line between an employee and the sites he or she accesses. The employer can log the web traffic, but can not tell a single person not to surf pr0n sites.

    In the US an employer not only is allowed to monitor and record all traffic and tie it to the employee, they have no responsibility to let employees know that they are doing this. It is safe to assume that most jobs where you have a computer at your desk in the US that they are monitoring what you are doing.

  • Michael (unregistered) in reply to A Nonny Mouse
    A Nonny Mouse:
    Dirk:
    A Nonny Mouse:
    an ex of mine got fired for looking at pr0n at work.. they printed off every single page he'd visited and handed it to him, about 2 kg's worth of paper. whoops.

    Is that 2kg of printed URLs? Just interested...

    sure, send me your address and i'll email them to you..

    just kidding. they actually visited each page and printed it

    That's the good thing about working on IT: YOU can visit porn sites all day, and if someone asks you about it, you can just say that you're checking access logs to find possible security breaches.

  • Anon Fred (unregistered) in reply to Mate
    Mate:
    Over here, in Finland, it's strictly illegal for an employer to draw the line between an employee and the sites he or she accesses. The employer can log the web traffic, but can not tell a single person not to surf pr0n sites.
    Also, the employer probably isn't liable for creating a "hostile working environment" when Michael spends all day watching horsegag.avi.
  • pdwalker (unregistered)

    wow! a happy ending!

  • Tommy American (unregistered) in reply to Anon Fred
    Anon Fred:
    Mate:
    Over here, in Finland, it's strictly illegal for an employer to draw the line between an employee and the sites he or she accesses. The employer can log the web traffic, but can not tell a single person not to surf pr0n sites.
    Also, the employer probably isn't liable for creating a "hostile working environment" when Michael spends all day watching horsegag.avi.

    "horsegag.avi"

    ewwwww

  • HockeyGod (cs)

    Ya. most companies in the US monitor.

    I was actually fired from a job for discovering the monitoring software and telling other employees about it.

  • PatrickS (cs) in reply to Frank
    Frank:
    It is safe to assume that most jobs where you have a computer at your desk in the US that they are monitoring what you are doing.

    Unless you're the IT guy responsible for the logs, and know that logging has been shut down because the company is too cheap to pay for the software! Not that I'm complaining.

  • Justice (unregistered)

    I've got it: the Real WTF is that in all that time, Michael never managed to figure out which sites were relatively safe for his "interests" and wouldn't give you viruses. Right?

    Or maybe the Real WTF is that Michael relied on web sites instead of BitTorrent to indulge his interests. Yeah, that's it.

  • Soviut (cs) in reply to dkf
    dkf:
    A Nonny Mouse:
    an ex of mine got fired for looking at pr0n at work.. they printed off every single page he'd visited and handed it to him, about 2 kg's worth of paper. whoops.
    So his employer printed out 2kg of porn and gave him a copy? That's into WTF?! territory right there.

    The real WTF is that they didn't take the printouts, put them on a wooden table, take a photo of them, scan the photo, and email it to the ex.

  • Tom JP (unregistered)

    TRWTF is IE.

    A less-exploitable browser would allow problem-free porn browsing.

  • Anonymous (unregistered) in reply to Physics Phil
    Physics Phil:
    I'm sure I've read this story, or one almost identical to it, before on TDWTF.

    Yep you have or at least I have too. Come on TDWTF I want new articles to keep me busy so I don't have to work.

    captcha: damnum - kinda goes along with the Jesus talk.

  • SomeCoder (unregistered) in reply to Tom JP
    Tom JP:
    TRWTF is IE.

    A less-exploitable browser would allow problem-free porn browsing.

    That's sort of true but the real WTF is the user. The best web browser in the world won't stop a user from saying "Oooh hotnakedgirls.exe!! double clicks"

  • Pat (unregistered) in reply to Erik

    [quote user="Erik]

    You fool, he wasn't saying it sucks to be Jesus Christ. He was addressing his comment to Jesus Christ, like this:

    Dear Jesus Christ,

    Sucks to be him. BTW, nice job on the water to wine thing, yah? You must rock at parties.

    Keep it real, JC.

    Peace out! Z3R0 [/quote]

    Wow, good thing we have you here to point out the obvious and make that nice whooshing sound.

  • Schnapple (unregistered) in reply to HockeyGod
    HockeyGod:
    I was actually fired from a job for discovering the monitoring software and telling other employees about it.

    Err.. because they wanted to catch someone? Seems to me that if you had just saved them the bandwidth of porn and told their employees to get back to work for them that they would, I don't know, not fired you for that.

  • GF (unregistered) in reply to Pat
    Wow, good thing we have you here to point out the obvious and make that nice whooshing sound.
    Ditto ;)
  • vsync (unregistered)
    xxx.lanl.gov
    , that's some real pr0n.

    WRT Finland, are they allowed to have a company meeting and say generally not to look at pr0n? And say, for example, "not to anyone in particular" while glaring at an individual? Cuz that would be funny.

    (BBCode sucks)

  • Enterpriser (unregistered) in reply to Schnapple

    [quote username="Schnapple"] Err.. because they wanted to catch someone? Seems to me that if you had just saved them the bandwidth of porn and told their employees to get back to work for them that they would, I don't know, not fired you for that.[/quote]

    You might be suprised to find out that they didn't want to catch someone. They in fact wanted to discourage people from doing the wrong thing in the first place. If someone making employees aware that they are being monitored will lead to employees not doing the wrong thing, then surely the goal has been met and all should be happy.

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