Many might think that the appearance of such material on a workplace monitor would lead to firings or at least a stern talking-to. But in one of life's little mysteries, 4chan's /v/ discovered that most employees are actually promoted instead, perhaps in approval for their viewing such interesting internet content.
Poster Two: I just got promoted!
Naked shops of Jessica Alba in my work inbox? PROMOTIONS
People unfamiliar with the phrase's origins believed it to be wholly ironic, and thought it was so hilarious they repeated it whenever work-unsafe material finds its way onto the board, and then it became a true meme.
It should NOT be assumed that bosses like to see their workers watch porn at work.
Anonymous 2: "PROMOTIONS!"
Originates from the /v/ board of 4chan, where it was a common joke to post that you just got fired because your boss caught you looking at NSFW material. Was later changed to "promotions", probably because the irony/absurdity of it made it funnier.
Poster 1: "PROMOTIONS!"
Poster 2: "I JUST MADE CEO!"