Many parents use nanny cams in their homes to make sure their children are safe throughout the day when they can't watch over them. But one woman installed a nanny camera to watch her husband rather than young kids.
U/Throwaway1245251 shared a post that explains how she found out about this situation at work. Her coworker has recently been going through some hard times because her husband is sick. He spent two weeks in the hospital and is now bedridden at home.
The other day, we were (me, her and other coworkers) sitting together chattering when I noticed my coworker looking at a live video of her husband sleeping in their bedroom. Out of curiosity I asked her about it and she said she installed a nanny cam to be able to watch her husband while she's away from home. Not gonna lie, this felt kind of violating to me especially when she said he didn't know she put the cam in there.
The author then told her it was "creepy" to watch her husband without him knowing about it. The coworker immediately lashed out, saying she was doing it out of concern for him.
I said that this was my opinion and that situations like this do not exactly excuse violating someone's privacy. She got mad and said that I must be projecting which might be true but still, it was about the concept of privacy. We had an argument and got a bit loud and she walked away upon saying that I was judgemental and that it was none of my business anyway.
The atmosphere at her office is now tense and she feels like she shouldn't have said anything in the first place. 82% of people claim their coworkers are their friends, and this issue might have changed their relationship. There are over 1,600 comments and, like her coworkers, many feel divided about whether she had the right to say something or not.
What do you think? Should her coworker tell her husband she's watching him even though she's only doing it to keep him safe?