June 01, 2004


Former Bank of Ireland boss Mike Soden -- forced to quit his job after scoping out porn on his office computer -- should relocate to Denmark:

An IT company in Nordjylland, Denmark has introduced a novel program to keep employees satisfied. After examining well-known trends in Internet and business traffic, LL Media decided it would be sensible and appreciated to offer all of its employees free subscriptions to Internet pornography.

The company's director, Levi Nielsen, believes that access to porn is a natural fringe benefit, like a free phone or a company car.

(Via reader Paul N.)

Posted by Tim Blair at June 1, 2004 04:29 AM

There's nothing wrong with this kind of thing provided it is done outside working hours, or during one's tea break. Or in the privacy of one's own cellar.

Posted by: Harry Hutton at June 1, 2004 at 05:03 AM

World Controller Mustapha Mond could not be reached for comment.

Posted by: Uncle Milk at June 1, 2004 at 07:38 AM

I'll send this article to our IT department. They won't take it seriously, but they will get a good laugh. Thanks, Tim!

Posted by: The Real JeffS at June 1, 2004 at 10:12 AM

Why don't they go the whole hog and provide the services of whores to help reduce office stress. Works for me.

Posted by: narkynark at June 1, 2004 at 10:15 AM

Nark, from your input here I'd say you're in severe need of something.

Posted by: Andrea Harris at June 1, 2004 at 10:30 AM

narkynark, I believe the Japanese army used to have one of those schemes. It was very popular. It helped the the soldiers unwind, otherwise they would get, you know, aggressive.

Posted by: Harry Hutton at June 1, 2004 at 01:08 PM