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Paigowdan
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May 25th, 2011 at 1:21:02 AM permalink
Guys,
An interesting court case came up in Brazil, concercing a "compulsion" or addiction obligation for the employer to accomocate what appears to be an addiction or compulsion at the work place.

A woman in Brazil - who works as an accoutant - is "medically required" to be allowed to masterbate at work, because of a "medical condition," - approved by the court in Brazil. She needs medically to satisfy her addiction/compulsion between twenty to fourty times a day - and her corporate employer needs to accomdate this by allowing her "masterbation breaks," and allowing Internet porn for her - to "help" her with her medical condition.

I thought this was absurd, but I thought about ALL the corporate employees who were written up and sacked for playing online poker or checking a sports book bet online, - and while at lunch or at break.

As a casino dealer, it is considered a write-up or a termination offence - or a "no-no" problem - to play slots or to visit the sport/race book while on break, and you cannot use the excuse of a compulsion/addiction to do so.
Corporate employees can't/shouldn't see gambling sites and porno at work, or have sex or jack off at work, me thinks. WTF.

This case is unreal. Gambling addiction as it affects the workplace is not that much different.

see:
http://m24digital.com/en/2011/05/11/the-court-ruled-in-her-favor-and-now-she-can-masturbate-at-work/

and

http://thestir.cafemom.com/love_sex/120304/woman_sues_to_masturbate_at
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FleaStiff
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May 25th, 2011 at 2:38:10 AM permalink
I'm not a pickpocket, I have a medical condition requiring me to lift people's wallets.

Some recent studies assert that a gambling addiction is more common than an alcohol addiction.

I once worked at a company that had women brought in on a Friday night. That place would never consider on the job drinking or gambling to be wrong. They would consider masturbation at work to be wrong, but bringing in a "girlfriend or two" during the workday wouldn't be viewed as improper.
weaselman
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May 25th, 2011 at 4:38:49 AM permalink
I could never understand why in the world some employers care so much about what their employees do at breaks, and what sites they look at in their free time.
I say, as long as it is legal, does not amount to public nuisance, and the work is getting done, have at it, do whatever makes you happy. A happy employee is a productive employee.
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weaselman
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May 25th, 2011 at 4:40:22 AM permalink
Quote: FleaStiff


Some recent studies assert that a gambling addiction is more common than an alcohol addiction.



Yeah ... and addiction to watching TV shows after work is even more common :)
And don't get me started about the addiction to skiing and snowboarding! And the biking addiction ... especially in Europe ... it's an epidemic!
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Nareed
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May 25th, 2011 at 7:43:03 AM permalink
Quote: weaselman

Yeah ... and addiction to watching TV shows after work is even more common :)



Don't get me started on the near-universal problem of oxygen addiction :P
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TIMSPEED
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May 25th, 2011 at 8:19:43 AM permalink
Quote: FleaStiff

Some recent studies assert that a gambling addiction is more common than an alcohol addiction.


Yet it seem as though having an alcohol addiction is more socially acceptable. (Everyone I know thinks because I go to Reno 2x a month, I'm an addicted gambler and should be burned at the stake...yet my own cousins who drink heavily on the weekends, are OK!)
Gambling calls to me...like this ~> http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4Nap37mNSmQ
MathExtremist
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May 25th, 2011 at 9:03:46 AM permalink
Quote: Nareed

Don't get me started on the near-universal problem of oxygen addiction :P


What about DHMO (aka hydrogen hydroxide) addiction, in spite of the fact that in gaseous form it can cause severe burns and accidental inhalation can lead to death?

Read more about the dangers of DHMO at the DHMO.org website.
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miplet
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May 25th, 2011 at 9:12:50 AM permalink
Quote: MathExtremist

What about DHMO (aka hydrogen hydroxide) addiction, in spite of the fact that in gaseous form it can cause severe burns and accidental inhalation can lead to death?

Read more about the dangers of DHMO at the DHMO.org website.


Back in my evil middle school years I through some DHMO on my science teacher. I got a detention for that. My step dad told me to ask him if he was made of NaCl. When I did my science teacher said I would get an other detention if I didn't tell him what that stood for. :~)
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Nareed
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May 28th, 2011 at 1:50:53 PM permalink
Quote: MathExtremist

What about DHMO (aka hydrogen hydroxide) addiction, in spite of the fact that in gaseous form it can cause severe burns and accidental inhalation can lead to death?



Oh, no. the outrage about that pernicious substance is that it's present in all food and no one gives a damn. it's a near-universal solvent, it's used to clean floors, and it's found in every single cancerous cell that ever existed!
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EvenBob
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May 28th, 2011 at 5:05:39 PM permalink
Quote: TIMSPEED

Yet it seem as though having an alcohol addiction is more socially acceptable. (Everyone I know thinks because I go to Reno 2x a month, I'm an addicted gambler and should be burned at the stake...yet my own cousins who drink heavily on the weekends, are OK!)



One of those dipshit women radio phychologists says if you have a beer every day when you get home from work, you're an alcoholic. If you drink 4 beers every weekend watching sports, ditto. I guess I should be in rehab, then, I drink every damn day.
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