Do these travel forums interfere with work?

Old Jul 23rd, 2002, 01:01 PM
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It was the second time. First time was just 2 nude women and I pretended I didn't see anything.
This was a few months ago.
So, I'm figuring three strikes, and you are out. That is, one more time, and I'll squeal to the boss. This guy is walking on thin ice anyway.
Old Jul 23rd, 2002, 01:35 PM
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Hey surfer fans. Your boss does have the right and ability to check what web sites you have been visiting on company time and equipment and to fire you...if it has a written policy about computer usage. The Wall Street Journal issued a warning or two about personal use of its computers, then did a check of usage, and ended up firing a number of employees. A former employer of mine fired a colleague because she was using the computer to look up wedding-planning sites.
Better check your company's employee handbook!!!
Old Jul 23rd, 2002, 01:45 PM
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No, not since I was fired for spending too much time here. Now I have all day to surf on Fodors. Of course, my internet access will be cut off soon and the library only let's me use the computer for an hour at a time. That's when I'll really be in trouble...
Old Jul 23rd, 2002, 04:14 PM
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Because job security is so scarce these days,big brother IS watching, being homeless & unemployed is not very appealing, you better believe I don't care how bored I was at work I WILL find something to do job wise rather than risk getting a pink slip for probing on the internet. You want privacy & do your own thing, GO HOME!!
Old Jul 23rd, 2002, 07:09 PM
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Old Jul 24th, 2002, 05:09 AM
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Old Jul 24th, 2002, 05:30 AM
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Surfing at work on company time is the same thing as stealing. And companies can and do monitor their employees. Think what you post on a work computer is anonymous--think again....
Old Jul 24th, 2002, 05:39 AM
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Old Jul 24th, 2002, 05:44 AM
mimi me
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I have a hand-held pc from work. Not supposed to use it for anything else (not on it now, i'm on my own PC at home)but wondered this.

If I DO use my hand held by plugging it into a data port, (either home or in a business center, hotel room etc) but don't 'connect' (send data thru the phone line) with company, but delete history before I connect, can they possibly know I'm using it for anything else?

In other words, is everything recorded on the hard drive, even if I erase history before I connect by phone line?

Hope this makes sense. ?? Does anyone know for sure? Thanks!
Old Jul 24th, 2002, 05:59 AM
Abuse breeds supervision and vice versa
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mimi me --

Presumably your handheld accepts cookies. If it does, anyone who could get into your PC could check your cookie history (some of which does not appear in the file called "cookies" but elsewhere) and easily find out you'd been to Fodor's. However, they would have to be looking for it.

Do you work for this sort of Gestapo -- as many do -- or are they trusting?

As to whether people in general get monitored or not -- 'fraid a lot of places DO monitor staff use of computer/internet, which is disturbing. But they have to because of the children who have to get their time on porn sites or who spend all morning picking fights on Fodors or who play on-line games compulsively -- all of which is ALSO disturbing.

Old Jul 24th, 2002, 06:07 AM
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Is there anyway I can cover my tracks at work, so they will not see the internet sites I am visiting. (Yes, my computer is on a network in a two hundred person company).

In the slowing economy I want to stay employed but enjoy web surfing during the work day to make the 8 hours go faster.
Old Jul 24th, 2002, 09:04 AM
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Sorry Jerry no way to cover your tracks if you are on a company computer and a lot of company's now have spyware. I would curtail your surfing habits to your lunch break...
Old Jul 24th, 2002, 09:15 AM
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Work is NOT supposed to be fun people!! Where did the notion ever come from that you had to be entertained at work??? Work is supposed to be boring. You are there to do a job, not surf the net for your own amusement. No wonder the productivity in this country is low. Too many slackers trying to get out of an honest days work.
Old Jul 24th, 2002, 09:19 AM
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I only surf during my lunch hour - I don't see anything wrong with that.

The folks in our computer department are able to check how much time people are logged on for, and what sites they are visiting. They only do this (as far as I know) at the request of a supervisor, when someone's being a real slacker. Usually that person gets fired, then the rest of us find out that they've been surfing 5 hours a day, mostly on the NASCAR site, or whatever. Usually after a firing, everyone stays off the net for awhile!
Old Jul 24th, 2002, 11:31 AM
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To the poster regarding my hand held:

Thank you. I'm still a bit confused, though. My handheld is always with me, as a technical analyst (not computers, obviously). I do not go to an office but do CONNECT to a data base of sorts.

So then, since no one can literally sit down with my hand held, can the data base people still see what else I've done on my handheld?

Hope that makes sense. And thanks again.
Old Jul 24th, 2002, 12:13 PM
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Surprised--I'd be more concerned about:
#1 How YOU knew the horse was aroused and,
#2 Why are you still thinking about it.
Then again, anyone who likes porn is a major sicko!
Old Jul 24th, 2002, 01:18 PM
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After reading these postings I did some research on the internet about the topic and found out there are software packages that even dummies can use that will show every page (from the internet) that was shown on the individual computer. Great for finding out what your spouse, roommate and kids are doing on the computer.

Also there is software that will delete all the cookies and traces of your internet use. Though I doubt this would work on an office computer.
Old Jul 24th, 2002, 01:54 PM
Worker Bea
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My job duties consist soley of taking incoming calls. When I am waiting for a call to come in I can go on any web site to whichI have been given access. This is an approved site to surf, as long as I watch my language. I am still fullfilling all of my job duties.
Old Jul 24th, 2002, 02:18 PM
Worker Bea
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Gramps. You have led a sad life haven't you? Many people have jobs they love.
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