Wednesday, 17 May 2006

What do employees do all day, and why do they end up with so much porn on their 'puter?

I'd ask you this question, but it's possible a percentage of you already know the answer. A large percent of you. Did you know that most of the porn downloaded is done on the boss's time? Who would have guessed. I thought you lot spent all day reading blogs: that's what my site stats tell me anyway. Turns out however:
  • one in three computers contains some sort of pornography:
  • "70 per cent of the porn that is downloaded in North America is downloaded between the hours of 9 a.m. and 5 p.m."
  • about 30 per cent of people with porn on their computers are women,"
  • One U.S. study estimates surfing at work costs their economy $250 billion dollars a year. Looking for pornography is the biggest chunk of that.
Conclusion? If anyone can provide the service of making pornography easily available so people don't have to hunt all over for it, they could save employers a shitload of money.

LINKS: Porn on the job - Canada National Post

TAGS: Sex, Geek_Stuff

1 comment:

  1. Thanks for the information.

    I wouldn't have thought a third of computers at work would have porn in their caches. Some people must have awfully boring jobs. Why not wait until they get home? With people getting fired for looking at porn making the news, why take the chance? Maybe they're looking during their breaks and their employers don't care. Maybe they are doing great work anyway. Maybe the porn break relieves some tension and they do better work because of it.


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