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Terry78, jag, and others are gonna get FIRED!

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For those, except farmerfran, who spend most of your day at SHH and use the excuse of "i work on the computer" are gonna get fired:

E-Mail, 'Net Abuse Is Likely to Get You Fired
Nancy Gohring, IDG News Service
Thu Feb 28, 6:00 PM ET

A new survey finds that more than a quarter of employers have fired workers for misusing e-mail and one third have fired workers for misusing the Internet on the job.

The study, conducted by the American Management Association (AMA) and The ePolicy Institute, surveyed 304 U.S. companies of all sizes.

The vast majority of bosses who fired workers for Internet misuse, 84 percent, said the employee was accessing porn or other inappropriate content. While looking at inappropriate content is an obvious no-no on company time, simply surfing the Web led to a surprising number of firings. As many as 34 percent of managers in the study said they let go of workers for excessive personal use of the Internet, according to the survey.

Among managers who fired workers for e-mail misuse, 64 percent did so because the employee violated company policy and 62 percent said the workers' e-mail contained inappropriate or offensive language. More than a quarter of bosses said they fired workers for excessive personal use of e-mail and 22 percent said their workers were fired for breaching confidentiality rules in e-mail.

Internet Connections Monitored
Companies are worried about the inappropriate use of the Internet, and so 66 percent of those in the study said they monitor Internet connections. As many as 65 percent of them use software to block inappropriate Web sites. Eighteen percent of the companies block URLs (uniform resource locators) to prevent workers from visiting external blogs.

Companies use different methods to monitor workers' computers, with 45 percent of those participating in the survey tracking content, keystrokes and time spent at the keyboard. An additional 43 percent store and review computer files. Twelve percent monitor blogs to track content about the company and 10 percent monitor social-networking sites.

Companies are keen to track employee e-mail and Internet behavior in part due to legal fears. According to research done by the AMA and ePolicy in 2006, 24 percent of companies in the study had e-mail subpoenaed by courts and another 15 percent have faced lawsuits based on employee e-mails.
The researchers found that even though only two states require companies to notify their workers that they're monitoring them, most tell employees of their monitoring activities. Of the companies that monitor workers in the survey, 83 percent said they tell employees that they are monitoring
content, keystrokes and time spent at the keyboard.

As many as 84 percent tell employees that they review computer activity and 71 percent alert workers that they monitor their e-mails.
 
Pro thread title Catman. Aces boss.
 
Ehn...okay.

Somehow I don't believe Jag is exactly shaking in his boots over this. Are you aware of the circumstances he works in?

:confused:
 
That was one of the reasons I was 'let go' from my last job.
 
A lot of the people who post from work...are responsible for monitoring the company's network usage. :up:
 
Ehn...okay.

Somehow I don't believe Jag is exactly shaking in his boots over this. Are you aware of the circumstances he works in?

:confused:

No, you're right LS. I actually don't know a damn thing about jag or his work output or even how he's managed (which I'm betting would be managed by objectives and deliverables and how he meets those things so as long as he gets his work done no one cares what the hell he does while he's multi-tasking), nor do I probably know anything about the fact that he's actually been literally doing the work of three people and that's why he's at his computer all the friggin' time. I ought to be jackslapped into next week for being such an assumptious ass.


:up:

jag
 
Catman said:
No, you're right LS. I actually don't know a damn thing about jag or his work output or even how he's managed (which I'm betting would be managed by objectives and deliverables and how he meets those things so as long as he gets his work done no one cares what the hell he does while he's multi-tasking), nor do I probably know anything about the fact that he's actually been literally doing the work of three people and that's why he's at his computer all the friggin' time. I ought to be jackslapped into next week for being such an assumptious ass.

Correct. :cool:

However, your thread is far from a waste though. It still offers serious food for thought for those of us not as priveleged to have a secular monopoly like Jag does. :hehe:
 
Like nosebleed said, I monitor our work network sooooo...

there you have it. :up:
 
I remember my first job, I actually had a computer in front of me... which was odd since I was like 12. ( Yes I was working when I was 12 :cmad: )

I'd get in trouble for playing online games. :up:

Correct. :cool:

However, your thread is far from a waste though. It still offers serious food for thought for those of us not as priveleged to have a secular monopoly like Jag does. :hehe:

LS, I really like your avvy. :heart:
 
I remember my first job, I actually had a computer in front of me... which was odd since I was like 12. ( Yes I was working when I was 12 :cmad: )

I'd get in trouble for playing online games. :up:



LS, I really like your avvy. :heart:

Thanks! *blushes*

Hunter makes me look good with the weather. :)
 
REGARDLESS of my output at work, i got suspended. :o


thats why I only post early morns and in the afternoons.

wait till I get a laptop tho' :cwink:

they think I wont be postin', but when they leave...i be postin' again.
 
I'm not high up that I couldn't be reprimanded, but my superior is constantly running over to my desk telling me to look at the crazy **** he found on ebaumsworld, so....not too concerned.
 
If I get fired I'm collecting unemployment. Plus I got lots of incriminating **** on all these ****ers at work.
 
God, Catman, leave me alone. You're not too intelligent.
 
It's probably not a good idea to post online while your at work. I've done it in the past, but I don't advise that people make a habit of it.
 
My Boss asks me what's up on he Hype every morning.


He's a Green Lantern fan.
 
It's probably not a good idea to post online while your at work. I've done it in the past, but I don't advise that people make a habit of it.

They do have software, obviously. Every year around the times of certain tournaments like Super Bowl, March Madness, World Series, etc. they block out certain sites like ESPN or streaming video/sound of the games.
 

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