Uh, YES THEY WERE!
I've debated about posting this because it is such easy pickins'. But considering Bill Black's testimony yesterday, a cheap, sleazy shot (pun intended), sounds like a good idea.
The SEC's inspector general conducted 33 probes of employees looking at explicit images in the past five years, according to a memo obtained by The Associated Press.
The memo says 31 of those probes occurred in the 2 1/2 years since the financial system teetered and nearly crashed.
The investigation, which was conducted by the SEC's internal watchdog at the request of Sen. Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, found 31 serious offenders over the past two and a half years. Seventeen of the offenders were senior SEC officers with salaries ranging from $100,000 to $222,000 per year.
Gawker.com is naming names and giving the details.
Yet this story of 6 figure people jerking off all day long on the job is not unique. Surveys estimate at least 16% of people are porno surfing, compulsively, on the job. Even worse, the percentage of corporations doing big brother monitoring. So, the percentage of sex addicts busted at the SEC, taken in context of the rest of America....well, I think you can find similar numbers pretty much anywhere there is a screen big enough to hide behind and sometimes, not even that!
But it leads to another burning question. There are so many people who are ethical, hard working and they just get the shaft on a daily basis (metaphor intended). Imagine you are working, hard, (ok, enough already), for some guy who surfs porno on the job 8 hours a day. He's making 6 figures, you're making $24k a year and can't make rent. Now who has the bigger excuse to go into a sex addiction as a way to cope with stress?
Meritocracy is clearly dead in America.