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What would you do if your job was to literally watch inappropriate videos all day? That position exists, and it’s a much worse job than you could ever imagine. We learn about it today, on Office Horror Stories.
Here’s a preview of the office horror story we will be talking about:
“All day we have to witness inappropriate, violent, horrific, weird, and some I don't have a word to describe videos. I can't remember how many suicides live feeds that we have to take down and call the authorities on, we've also been exposed to recordings of terrorists doing brutal acts, pornography, drug use and many more. Most of my team mates experienced psychological distress, imbalance and downright weird behaviors. We have no doctor or advisors on site to provide psychological counseling and help us go through with whatever it is we're experiencing. I developed anxieties and experienced nightmares almost every night. I started seeing things and have to spend my own money to seek medication. One of the worst moment is when a team member attempted to commit suicide after spending only 9 days in the company. We started wondering why we get majority of the worst videos and other contractors get the sweet cat and sporting videos. The management told us that this was the queue that's been provided by the client and that's something that we could not control. After working some time for the company, the client decided to send that task abroad for lower labor costs. I personally felt bad that the people who are risking their sanity just to screen these inappropriate videos and avoid it being seen by the general public are not provided with the proper support.”
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