A video taken from an Australian news station has become a popular YouTube clip this week - much to the chagrin of a banker whose computer screen was in view of a TV camera conducting a live interview.
The clip shows Macquarie Bank worker Dave Kiely at his desk as a colleague is being interviewed on live TV about interest rates, as Kiely's computer screen flips through photos of a nearly nude model.
The video created such a stir that the model herself - Orlando Bloom's fiancee, Miranda Kerr (right) - chimed in to say she hopes the banker doesn't lose his job over the incident, even offering to sign a petition calling for Kiely to keep his job.
Kerr will get her wish - the bank released a statement today saying that after an internal review, Kiely would indeed keep his job.
But for office workers everywhere, Kiely's situation serves as a sobering reminder: Be careful what you look at, because you never know who is watching your computer screen.
Material from the Associated Press was used in this report.
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