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[NSFW] What do you do when you're caught in the act at work (details inside)?

Asked by prolificus (6552points) April 28th, 2010

I’m sorry… I just couldn’t resist, considering the uprising of NSFW questions today.

You’re at work. You’re supposed to be working. And, you’re ___________ (fill in the blank with anything you’re not supposed to be doing at work). Just then, your boss walks into your office or cubicle area. What do you do?

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beautifulbobby193's avatar

If it is a female and she is hot, I would like to think that she could join in. If it was a male and my job meant a lot to me I would allow him to join in, provided of course he stayed at the opposite end at all times.

Berserker's avatar

Fucking.

What do I do? Get fired, most likely.

prolificus's avatar

@Symbeline – well… I suppose when I said fill in the blank and use your imagination, it implied something of the sexual nature. But, I mean… anything.. like looking at non-work-related stuff on the Internet, including Fluther, or playing with your cell phone, etc etc. But, since I put a blank in there, I suppose, yes, fucking could fit the blank.

BoBo1946's avatar

you say, “hey boss, can i file a sexual harassment complaint!”

lucillelucillelucille's avatar

Grin and bear it.

Berserker's avatar

@prolificus I suppose I could be bitching about semantics instead.

prolificus's avatar

@Symbeline – Smiling. I’m not bitching, I was blushing out loud.

Berserker's avatar

Smiling, fucking, bitching…all sounds like good reasons to get fired, if yask meh.

Jude's avatar

I wouldn’t be doing anything NSFW, otherwise, my ass would be grass.

teacher

Simone_De_Beauvoir's avatar

She’d understand and say something along the lines of ‘I’m glad you’re finally destressing’

Rangie's avatar

Talking…........keep talking, only change the subject to work realated issues.

DominicX's avatar

I would never masturbate in public; that’s just freakin’ weird.

:)

CMaz's avatar

“What do you do?”

Start looking for another job. After you finish.

Captain_Fantasy's avatar

If you’re caught banging one out at work, most workplaces have already decided their next step which is to dismiss you.

LeotCol's avatar

@lucillelucillelucille You can grin and bear it. Or you can grin and bare it all.

Hypocrisy_Central's avatar

Fact from fiction truth from diction. If it is non-sexual online betting, Iming, social networking etc, you can apologize very humblely and promise to never do it again. If it were of a sexual nature what can you do? If you were female you can hop up and say “Thank God __________ I am glad you came! Brad here (or whatever the guy’s name is) made me do it, he threaten to stab me with a letter opener if I resisted!” And she has a 80% chance of not getting fired. If it was a guy he better hope he gets to the end of the day to clear his work space.

evandad's avatar

Luckily the boss never walked in. She was his wife.

Willowisp's avatar

If you want to keep your job, or have any shred of hope about keeping it, be as honest as you can be, and offer your resignation immediately. If you were worth keeping, and your boss realized that, he/she would know you were aware of the severity of your poor judgment while at work, and you might stand a chance of being talked down from the resignation ledge. If otherwise, and there are three out of four chances you will be dismissed anyway, you have nothing to lose.

pearls's avatar

@ChazMaz I like that…lol

Captain_Fantasy's avatar

Last week, my boss answered his office door not wearing pants.
That was a serious FML moment.

prolificus's avatar

@Captain_Fantasy – I’ve never heard the expression FML.. so, I googled it and found this site. This is sooooo hysterical!!! http://www.fmylife.com/

Neizvestnaya's avatar

If I were to be observed by my boss say, giving some guy head at work then it probably wouldn’t be mentioned because I would have been trying really hard to be sneaky in the first place. If it were worse like my boss walked right up on the situation then I know for sure both people would end up fired and then made famous in the work “Inappropriate” story.

jeanmay's avatar

My former boss once caught me puking up banana in the ladies toilet. She was not best pleased, but was really good about it. She sent me home to sleep off my hangover.

I don’t drink any more.

JeffVader's avatar

The only time anything of this nature has happened with me, he walked in the room, I looked up, paused, the said “I cant explain my actions”, he just looked at me for a sec, then turned & left the room….. he never mentioned it.

OpryLeigh's avatar

I often Fluther at work doing it now but my boss has always been very reasonable about our personal internet use. As long as by the end of the day we have done a reasonable amount of work and we arenot using offensive sites, then he is quite happy for us to check out Facebook or, in my case, Fluther, from time to time. I couldn’t imagine ever being caught doing something that would get me in serious trouble because confrontations like that would scare the shit out of me so I don’t put myself in that position.

CMaz's avatar

You’re at work. You’re supposed to be working. And, you’re EATING AN AVOCADO. Just then, your boss walks into your office or cubicle area. What do you do?

Provlear's avatar

You have to pretend that you don’t think it’s a big deal and that you feel justified doing it. If they get angry, you can pretend that you now know the limit and won’t be doing it again.

Willowisp's avatar

Plan ahead, people. If you’re sitting there, say, reading a book, just tell them that you were thinking of going for a walk inthe park, but decided to stay next to the phone while you took your break. Shows you are both keeping your brain sharp and being responsible!

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