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Bonking bankers get horny in the high-rise

The Local · 4 Apr 2012, 14:09

Published: 04 Apr 2012 14:09 GMT+02:00

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A colleague walked in on the pair as they were sprawled across the banker's desk high up in the Helaba bank headquarters in Frankfurt.

But the punctilious co-worker was less shocked by what they were doing than the fact that neither of them had ‘clocked out’ prior to their extra-curricular activities, violating bank regulations.

As far as managers were concerned, the thrust of the affair was not that the pair were getting down and dirty on a desk - but that they were technically bonking on the bank's time.

“We are aware of the incident and the board is dealing with those involved,” a bank spokesman told Bild.

The paper said one in four Germans has been romantically linked to a colleague and one in ten have even moved jobs because the relationship has gone wrong.

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Your comments about this article

15:42 April 4, 2012 by iseedaftpeople
> not for romping in the office but for wasting work time

ahhh.... it's days like this that I love living in Germany ;-)
19:37 April 4, 2012 by heathen
Execs in Germany need to punch a time card?
21:09 April 4, 2012 by ovalle3.14
So someone run into some people doing the nasty and then went to check if they had clocked out? Jealousy-trip much?
21:56 April 4, 2012 by beeker
In the world of bankers, the exec would be rewarded with a large year-end bonus and the secretary fired.
13:18 April 5, 2012 by mrcontinental
This is about as practical as it gets. If they had clocked out there would have been no issue. I totally agree with the not being compensated for this activity on company time theme here. I'm working and you're getting your freak on? I'd be pissed as well.
16:18 April 5, 2012 by FXB-NJ
Francis X. Browne

‎...I think German Bankers have their work ethic screwed...I mean "skewed!" They ought to be screwing their customers like the American Bankers do...
03:42 April 6, 2012 by phil25
But the punctilious co-worker was less shocked by what they were doing than the fact that neither of them had ¦#39;clocked out¦#39; prior to their extra-curricular activities, violating bank regulations.

Does the bank really have a regulation forbidding office bonking without clocking-out first?
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