Using internet on company time

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I am amazed at the number of people logged on to this site during office hours. Is it OK with your employer? Does he know? How to you justify using your employers time for personal business?

Wayne Hinman
 

Patman

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Good thing I'm the one incharge otherwise I'd have to fire me.:)
 

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I know they know I’m on here. Every site we visit is tracked and reviewed. The way I figure it, I don’t take smoke or coffee breaks and I get my job done. If I was a slacker at work then I’d be more worried. They crack down every once in a while but they are more concerned with visits to porn sites than DRN. In fact I have met a few people on DRN that I have later contacted about business issues so I can say that DRN is my business networking tool.
 
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#5
sometimes I just need a break, something nice to think about for a few minutes. Tons of people take 'short' smoke breaks all thru the day. Is that ok with your boss? does he know? how do you know what office hours are anyways? maybe you should waste your bosses time somewhere else.
 

kmccune

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Well let me see.... the last two weeks I spent in Kentucky away from my family working 16 hour days, I don't normally take breaks and I'm salaried, not to mention that I too get all my work done and I am very conscientious of my responsibilities! I guess I don't feel guilty!:D

Kevin
 
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#7
i get grilled for it by my coworker everyday!!!

he feels the need to publicly announce it everyday
"hey aaron, what's new on that motorcycle site... "

He's just jealous that i can do more than one thing at a time:p
 

a454elk

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My job is to talk to people, and by the way, have you heard of a graveyard shift. What I get from this is either you don't have a job and for what reason, we don't know or, you are a boss that has a tough time keeping his employees on track,,,,,, try paying them more.
Elk
 

XRpredator

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#9
I sign the checks, I pay the bills, and I'm probably technically my own supervisor.

So, yeah, my boss knows, and he don't care as long as I get my work done!
 
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Originally posted by bushpilot
I am amazed at the number of people logged on to this site during office hours. Is it OK with your employer? Does he know? How to you justify using your employers time for personal business?Wayne Hinman
Why is this such a concern to you? Do you pay my paycheck? I work 80+ hours a week, babysitting crybabies that sound just like you, and if you divide my salary by my hours, I make less per hour than most of my employees do. I run a very profitable department, and take no real breaks, so I don't think anyone will ever have the nerve to complain if i take a few minutes out of a stressful day to relax and talk (or in this case type ;) ) about something that I truly enjoy. Besides, I don't think I feel like firing myself anytime soon.:confused:
 

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As long as I keep the 200+ Compaq and HPUX servers running, no one gives a rats a$$.

And plus, I'm the one who I'd have to report to anyways :)

Being a Sys Admin has its privledges.
 
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#12
Right on with the smoke break thing. There are plenty of people taking smoke breaks and bs'ing every other hour. IMO, DRN is less harardous to your health. ;)
The way I figure it is I'm salary, I work anywhere between 10 and 12 hour days, sometimes more, very rarely only 8 hours. I very rarely leave my desk, even for lunch. I'm in charge of when I come and go (within reason). If I know I've been tinkering around on DRN too much, I stay later. It all evens out in the end.
Does my boss know? Well let's put it this way, my company was a sponsor DRN's Spodefest 00 last year! :)
 

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#13
It s either DRN or play golf. And DRN doesn't take as much time. :p IN sales all they mostly care about numbers. and i've passed my goal for the year already.:cool:
 
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#14
Two words
Network Admin :) .
I run the software that tracks the Inet useage, so I am constantly surfing the web to make sure it is working,,, but there seems to be some bug with it where it is not logging MY useage,,,,,, hmmm, well Ill keep working on that :) .
I get the job done, Network Admin is kinda like fire man, you sit around alot (if your good) and wait for fires. Im like the maytag man, you put up a good system and maintance is low. I dont bust anyones chops about the net either, unless they complain they cant get their work done, then I print out the bar graphs and pie charts :) .
 

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#15
Well the way I do4qwerlk.....here comes the boss!