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Posting to forums from worksites.
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SusieQ    Posted 02-16-2005 at 06:22:49       [Reply]  [No Email]
Am curious as to how many post here from worksites, read not to long ago on CNN that employers are loading spy equipment into computers as work to see where employees go on pc's. Do any of you know whether your employer is "looking over your shoulder?"


Burrhead    Posted 02-16-2005 at 17:32:53       [Reply]  [No Email]
most of the time it's the east coast talerban posting stuff around here from work. They post mostly neo-nazi stuff about how we should stop welfare fraud and put lazy people to work.

I never figgered out how a talerban yuppie could steal the time and use of equipment from his boss and then have a clear conscience to bellyache about how other folks are living..


Hollie    Posted 02-16-2005 at 07:59:41       [Reply]  [No Email]
Yes...hubby works for a large dealership in hannibal...yet not only is he a reg ol mechanic he is also the only ford senior master tech and has to work with the main ford office in st. louis...sooooooo he has this little office set up on one side of the shop...he keeps track of the other guys's training tests and stuff, trouble shoots for some of them and all that...his computer is up to date and the business replaces things if somethig goes wrong...BUT...as of last fall he is no longer able to do anything on it but go to the ford sight...he can still check his hot mail cause all updates come in through his email...he doesn't have yahoo or msn messenger anymore and can't open a sight if its put in his email...like a card or a picture or anything like that...when he asked why he was told a red flag goes off and stops all non-work related computer sights........now we just email back and forth during the day but i miss the yahoo chats during his lunch hour....


Yep    Posted 02-16-2005 at 08:22:34       [Reply]  [No Email]
We used to use a product call Surf Control that does exactly what you described. Unfortunately, I had to install it and notify the entire company we were going to block certain internet access and track everything they did on the Inet. Everyone was mighty upset over that. We had a problem with one employee and his obsession with porn. That fiasco turned into a company-wide Surf Control installation.

Fortunately, the company I work for changed their mind about monitoring people in the Inet. I was more than glad to remove that bit of software from our system. Hopefully your hubby's company will get over it too.

- Peanut


hollie    Posted 02-16-2005 at 08:31:25       [Reply]  [No Email]
well, most of the guys there one by one figured out how to use the puter...vern would often come back from lunch and he could tell that someone had been on the puter...so i'm a tad bit quicker on the puter than him (a very small tad) and i did some checks and yep...lots of porn and sport sights...he of course SAID it wasnt' him....LOL..(yea right)


Rickstir    Posted 02-16-2005 at 06:58:23       [Reply]  [No Email]
90% of the time I post from work. Then again, I am the director of technology services at work, so I would know if anyone was spying on me. I work at a liberal arts college and the faculty gets rather hostile if you encroach on anything that smacks of "academic freedom".


steve19438    Posted 02-16-2005 at 06:44:48       [Reply]  [Send Email]
since i do not have access to a computer i don't. but my bum of a supervisor spends too much time on the net instead of doing his job. none of his dept. employees has managed to figger out how he keeps his job.


Wisereader    Posted 02-16-2005 at 06:39:18       [Reply]  [No Email]
Here at work, I would be the one doing the looking as I am the Director of M.I.S. and no, we have much more to do than to spy on the average employee. Our policy is that is is OK to have some casual Internet time in lieu of a break, lunch etc. It is not necessary to spy to find out abusers. Abusers are found out rather quickly because their PC's performance suffers and they call for support. We have excellent strategies via hardware to prevent viruses, so I am not worried about that, but that pesky spyware is what is most elusive...

Better get back to work ;-)


tanklord    Posted 02-16-2005 at 06:33:02       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Boss doesn't care-oops I am my own boss!. LOL I used to work in Venezuela and we had a lot of problems with the venezuelan engineers downloading porn. They put in spyware to monitor sites visited. For fun, I would log in with their user ID and go to KKK, NEO-Nazi and skinhead sites. Boy you should have heard the heads being scratch back at home office-what are these latinos up to?


Salmoneye    Posted 02-16-2005 at 06:30:13       [Reply]  [No Email]
Do any of you know whether your employer is "looking over your shoulder?"

Nope...My wife isn't here...



Yah'but    Posted 02-16-2005 at 06:37:26       [Reply]  [No Email]
She is still watching ... he he he.

- Peanut, who is the one that would be watching other people at work online. Besides go ahead and fire me. Put me out of my misery.


Salmoneye    Posted 02-16-2005 at 06:51:19       [Reply]  [No Email]
go ahead and fire me. Put me out of my misery

Exactly...Then I might be able to get something done...


Peanut    Posted 02-16-2005 at 07:23:07       [Reply]  [No Email]
:^)

Funny.


seahag    Posted 02-16-2005 at 08:50:52       [Reply]  [No Email]
We can only go to weather and traffic sites, nothing else..but thats ok I have this at home and no time at work to surf...


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