NOTE: This is a situation I've faced in a previous job, it doesn't relate to my current employment. I'm curious to know how people would handle this.
Part of my job involves reviewing video clips which people have sent in. We review these videos before putting them on the web for our subscribers.
As is normal for User-Generated-Content, we get sent in pornography. Each video has to be reviewed to make sure that it doesn't breach any laws. Even the "adult" videos have to be assessed.
All the employees in my team have signed a waiver saying they're OK with looking at adult videos - and they can stop at any time with no questions asked. HR and IT security have given the OK to my team to look at these videos.
Reviewers work on a queue system, so it's random whether they get an adult UGC video or not. They do not review content full time. Maybe up to an hour a day interspersed with their other tasks.
My problem is that other people in our workplace haven't signed such a waiver. We have an open plan office with fairly flexible seating. So it's quite common for people to wander around the office.
I've gotten some comments from various staff members like:
- I saw Alice watching what looked like porn at her desk! Do you want me to report it?
- I'm worried that Bob saw me reviewing some adult UGC! Do you think I should tell him what's going on?
- Chuck has complained that he's being exposed to adult material when he's sat near one of our reviewers.
So - what should we do in order to stop this problem from escalating?