So, do we report this to the Board of Directors? The department has lost total respect for this guy. We find his activity prior to any trips increases, and he is no where to be found for most of the day.
This guy is what I call a Disaster Hunter. My book Crazy Bosses has an entire chapter on him. He's going to bring himself down, and as in any spiral, the speed of an object increases as it reaches the center, right before it plummets down into darkness.
Personally, I have a thing against snitches. You guys are going to report him for surfing porn at the office? Good for you. Are you also going to report each other for using the company email for personal messages to your friends and family? Are you going to report your pal who likes to look at videos on YouTube? How about your friend from the company who uses his expense account to take you both out for drinks? Going to report him?
You don't mention how bad the department is suffering from this miscreant's wacky behavior. Are your numbers down? Has your department's performance hurt the enterprise? If so, your CIO is doomed and you can just stand back and wait.
If performance is okay however (except when he's about to go on a trip), my inclination is to tell you guys to turn the other cheeks and support your perverted boss. He may cut you some slack one day.
Last updated December 20 2007: 1:13 PM ET