An employee at an Australian bank has learned an important life lesson: If you're going to check out porn while you're at work, it's best not to do it while you're being broadcast on national television.
So you're sitting at your desk, plodding away at whatever sort of drudgery the day has dropped in your lap, when your email alarm goes off. It's from Phil on the third floor and it says, "Check out this hottie!" The day is long and you're desperately bored, so you do. The young lady in the attached photo is smokin' indeed, so after taking a moment to admire it you cast a conspiratorial whisper toward the cubicle next to yours. "Dave," you say, "check out what Phil just sent me."
And then Dave leans over, has a look and says, "Dude, you're on television."
That's how a bad day gets started in a hurry, and it's also exactly what happened to an employee at Macquarie Bank in Australia. The unlucky fellow picked a really, really bad time to check his email and pop open a NSFW attachment: While Macquarie private wealth adviser Martin Lakos was being interviewed live by Australia's Seven News about the decision of the Reserve Bank to hold the line on interest rates, directly behind him.
The bank, of course, is less than happy. "Macquarie takes matters such as the unacceptable use of technology extremely seriously," it said in a statement. "Macquarie has strict policies in place surrounding the use of technology and the issue arising from today's live cross on 7 News is being dealt with internally."
Making it even more perfect, the poor guy actually turned around to face the camera when he realized what was happening, giving the whole world a good look at him. I bet somebody's mom is real proud tonight.