- 6 years ago
- Wedding: October 2013
Tonight at work while out on the floor, I noticed my supervisor with another coworkers cell phone turned sideways (smartphone) and was watching a video. When I came closer I noticed he had turned down the volume. I went about my work and left the area.
A few minutes later I came back around and again he had turned down the sound. At this point I noticed too he had angled the phone almost all the way down to the desk so that he or I could not see the screen so I asked, why did you turn the volume down when I walked by? He simply stated he didn’t want to be rude and was trying to be nice while I was working. (I work in a factory, the noise is always loud, always strange noises from machines running.) I still thought it was odd and went about my work and left.
More time went by and I had been in and out of my office that I share with another female coworker and I stopped and told her the exchange my boss and I had and she said, did you see his computer? I said no, I just saw that he was obviously watching something on another coworkers cell phone. She said that there was a picture of a woman on his computer screen in either a) racy clothing or b)innappropriate clothing (I havent asked for details on what she was wearing yet).
I said to her, what do you think he was watching, and she promptly said a porno!! Now thinking back I remember when I had looked at the phone I did see some back and forth motion that resembled a penis from WAY far away lol, but honestly I thought he was just watching something on woodworking like widdling down a piece of wood. My female coworker again said something about the internet page he was looking at about how it was inappropriate. We kind of left it at that and went back to work.
About 15 minutes before our shift ended our supervisor came into the office and was just in there to pass the time. My other coworker left and I was alone. I asked him, so what exactly were you watching on your phone? He said to me, I don’t know if its your kind of thing or if it would offend you so I didn’t tell you before. I didn’t want to be rude. I just said okay, and then again WITHOUT probing he said, it was a porno and that the other coworker wanted him to see it.
I paused and he said thats why I didn’t know if I should had told you, because I didnt want to offend you. I said, that is SO inapporpriate!!! He just brushed it off and after an awkward pause and me trying to wrap my head around it, I said something else completly different to change subjects.
When I got to my car, I told my office mate that I would call her and she totally knew he was watching porn and thinks that even if I tell his supervisor or HR that they wont do anything about it, and they wont believe me.
I just don’t know what to do. I don’t want to be the one who everyone says that I was the reason he was fired or got in trouble, but then again, he was the one who decided it would be okay in the first place to do this. I also think the coworker whose cell phone that it was should be either punished severly or terminted.
I apologize for the length of this, I just am torn as to what to do! He was not personally doing anything to me, but it was a complete lack of respect for his job, for his other employees to make such a stupid decision!!