The new Pokemon Go virtual reality game has been taking over people’s lives this week. Snapshots of people playing the game everywhere from strip clubs to public toilets are popping up all over everyone’s social media timelines.
So it was just a matter of time before we either A) heard about someone killing themselves playing it (ala selfies) or B) getting in trouble for playing it somewhere that they really shouldn’t be.
One such place that you are probably better off not playing Pokemon Go would be while you are supposed to be working at your job. Something that Redditor scarstruck4 discovered the hard way.
(I broke it into paragraphs to make it a little more readable.)
i m a 23 year old employee in a Banking/IT company. As you can guess, i was born in nineties and my entire childhood was just one word – POKEMON. i read about the launch of Pokemon Go on iOS and my thumb automatically went to AppStore -> Pokemon Go -> Get It! i could feel the 10 year younger version of me, dancing with excitement. Playing it just for 5 mins, i left for my office.
Now this is where i screwed up. Employees of my company are allowed to use smartphones inside the premises BUT using camera is strictly prohibited as we have access to clients personal data. you can guess what happened next. i just thought of exploring the game option and settings and as soon as i opened it i encountered a wild ZUBAT! i instantly went into Ash mode and started throwing Pokeballs all over the screen holding the phone high in front of my face as if i was taking a selfie! (Zubat was flying, hence). then came voice from behind “excuse me sir, are you clicking photographs?!” and next thing i knew was my iPhone getting confiscated.
I tried to post this yesterday but it got removed because security dept was yet to reply back to me. So today i got a call on my alternate number saying that my phone needs to be sent to abroad country to the headquarters of my parent banking company to check for any possible data regarding clients personal info. If any data is found for e.g photos of monitor or codes, i may loose my job and also be blacklisted. i actually had some photos of programs that i wrote just for reference and i m shit scared if they get their hands on it. i just started with my career and dont want to be blacklisted! that is worst thing that can happen to any individual to works in a IT sector. and not to forget, i kinda lost my hard earned iPhone too.
TL;DR – got my phone sent to headquarter office by playing Pokemon Go in my office where using camera is prohibited. May loose my job and get blacklisted for life.
Of course the commenters on Reddit were quick to offer their assistance. HA! JUST KIDDING!
All this just for a Zubat. SMH.
H/T The Daily Dot