Some employees report in a recent Careerbuilder survey that they have seen confidential or private information about Long Island jobs or other jobs left out or in the trash.
More than a few support staff workers mentioned seeing evidence that workers were engaging in some Not Suitable for Work (NSFW) behaviors during the off-hours. Other curious workplace discoveries included the following:
A list of employee salaries.
Picture of partially-dressed co-worker.
Layoff and compensation paperwork.
Upcoming reorganization diagram.
An old love letter from one person in the office to another.
A predetermination request for a breast augmentation.
A short story about the boss and several co-workers cast in an unflattering light.
A pregnancy test.
An employee’s response to a personal dating ad.
An employee’s resume on the copier.
A letter from the boss’s mistress.
The boss’s ex-wife’s bank account statement.
An employee’s tax return.
Stolen event tickets.
A diamond ring.
A full key set for the facility.
Fifty-three percent of support staff workers have overheard confidential conversations at work, according to the survey, and 11 percent of support staff workers have stumbled upon information that could cause someone to be fired.
One in ten support staff workers (10 percent) have found something in the trash or lying around the workplace that could get a worker or the company in trouble. A similar amount (11 percent) say they have knowledge about an executive or co-worker that could be grounds for that individual’s dismissal.