Corporal punishment at office
I (male, 39) work in a small software company in Eastern Europe. We are a team of 7 people - 3 males and 4 females. Our boss is female, 35 years old.
Yesterday I was caught by her making s** chat with a girl on my business computer through working time. We have a lot of work and we are expected to work hard. This is my third offence of this kind for past year. The first time I was just warned. The second time I was fined half of my monthly salary. This time my boss gave me a choice - to be fired immediately or endure very painful and humiliating corporal punishment. It should be borne in mind that unemployment in our country is extremely high. If I get fired, it is almost impossible to find a job soon, especially well paid. A further complication is that we pay expensive mortgage for our home. If I stay out of work, I expose to a huge risk the whole family - my wife and our two kids.
I discussed things with my wife and she thinks that I should be subjected to the punishment and not lose my job.
My boss wants my punishment to be determined by a vote of options offered by her. My punishment will be applied as soon as the number of votes reaches 100. You can find the poll here: http://www.misterpoll.com/polls/586298