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post #1 of 24
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We got a memo today asking us not to use the computer for personal emails, etc at work anymore, so I can now only do my TCSing at night and on weekends. BOY, did it make for a long day at work. One of the reasons I could be on so much is because my job doesn't take up my whole day.

I miss you guys during the day!!!

Would any of you be in trouble at work if they found out you used it personally?
post #2 of 24
My school district has some very, very strict rules about use of email and the internet for personal use. I never visit TCS from work.
post #3 of 24
LOL They know....oh they definitely know. We actually talked about TCS in my review, and the Owners said that as long as I do the work when I have work to do (which, of course, I do), spending down time on the computer is still better than reading a book. At least it *looks* like I'm working to the guests/clients who walk in the front door.
post #4 of 24
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Well Heidi, I never ever flaunted being on the internet on my down time, but I didn't really think the boss would mind, but I guess I was wrong. I agree, as long as your job is done and done well, which mine is, I don't see the problem. I'm trying not to let myself get bummed out over this, but like i said, it sure makes for a LONNNG day!!
post #5 of 24
I've never flaunted it, but they know that I visit here and that I'm a moderator, and they know that my position with the company is either feast or famine in workload, and there are times when I will go days and even weeks without much coming my way. There's only so much organizing you can possibly do in an office when it's already organized! They're really understanding and realistic about the position, really.
post #6 of 24
How will you and Susan stand the separation?
post #7 of 24
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I don't know what you referring too Jan......I don't even like her!
post #8 of 24
If my boss knows, I don't think he minds as long as I get my work done and on time. My guys know I don't mind as long as they get their work done. When I first became their boss, one was surfing ebay and quickly hid it. I told him that I didn't mind as long as he got his work done.... and didn't let anyone else see where he was surfing.
post #9 of 24
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Originally Posted by kittylover4ever
We got a memo today asking us not to use the computer for personal emails, etc at work anymore, so I can now only do my TCSing at night and on weekends. BOY, did it make for a long day at work. One of the reasons I could be on so much is because my job doesn't take up my whole day.

I miss you guys during the day!!!

Would any of you be in trouble at work if they found out you used it personally?
They watch us closely at who is using the internet for personal usage...we can on our breaks, and lunches, but that isnt enough time so I just come on here in the evenings, and on the weekends when I can...
post #10 of 24
Lol, I'm my own boss, and for me, it depends on where I am working. If I'm working on the front as a clerk, I keep TCS on all day, and surf all I want. If I'm working in the back, tagging, stocking or such, I only surf during lunch, breaks and the occasional "sit down and look busy" resting moment, lol!
post #11 of 24
The only "rule", if you want to call it that, is that internet use not interfere with work. Pretty subjective, that. I have quite enough work to keep me busy, so that if I spend some time on TCS during working hours, I will need to give back the time, just to get done what needs to be done. So, on the whole, I try to restrict my TCS time during working hours to lunch time, and an occasional break. There's no way I could be on all the time. That said, I do leave my browser up, for office reasons, and one of the beauties of tabbed browsing is that I can leave TCS available, so if I have a few minutes, it's right there.
post #12 of 24
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Originally Posted by kittylover4ever
I don't know what you referring too Jan......I don't even like her!


Did something happen for them to stop this Susie?.

Our place is ok with us using the internet as long as our work gets done ok.
post #13 of 24
umm hello! if they cant use tcs to each other (susan and susie)
they will end up calling each other from their companies
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post #15 of 24
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Originally Posted by rosiemac


Just kidding chick......you know that!

Did something happen for them to stop this Susie?.

Our place is ok with us using the internet as long as our work gets done ok.
Well, they went to install a program for us to use, and found that our computers were bogged down with viruses and stuff, *spyware* that they had to remove first. (we had virus blockers. don't know why they didn't work) When Neil found that out, he realized we must be on the internet for personal reasons, and sent a memo around saying not to be anymore.
post #16 of 24
I'm sorry, Susan. But you can get spyware from surfing the net for any reason - even work related surfing. I get on during lunch. If you eat lunch at your desk, and he gets the proper adware/internet security, I don't know why he would object to surfing on your own time.
post #17 of 24
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I agree Chris...........but I go for a walk everyday on my lunch....they did add all the anti spyware stuff, so I would think I'd be protected now...........
post #18 of 24
Our people get their panties in a wad because so many people have that weatherbug thing and similar things on their computers that constantly use the internet to update... effectively sucking bandwidth. I've had to go around to several computers in my area installing ad-blockers and spyware removers because they were eaten up with it and the people literally couldn't do any work because their pc's were so slow. Several people have been taken completely out of commission by viruses despite the use of Norton on every pc in the building... this stuff can really hurt productivity.

They've given the all clear to check news and weather sites, but that's it. Nobody listens though.
post #19 of 24
Our PC administrator gets all freaky-deaky if we download ANYTHING, but surfing's okay as long as we get stuff done. I don't do it, though, because I lose track of time. Like right now. I'm home, but I'm supposed to be catching up on some work projects. And what am I doing? Replying to this thread, that's what.

Okay, I'm getting off TCS (and all the other pages I'm on.)

I am.

No, I mean it.
post #20 of 24
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Originally Posted by evnshawn
Our PC administrator gets all freaky-deaky if we download ANYTHING, but surfing's okay as long as we get stuff done. I don't do it, though, because I lose track of time. Like right now. I'm home, but I'm supposed to be catching up on some work projects. And what am I doing? Replying to this thread, that's what.

Okay, I'm getting off TCS (and all the other pages I'm on.)

I am.

No, I mean it.
LOL, are you sure now?
post #21 of 24
I try not to surf too much at work. We're not allowed to do anything "streaming" because it sucks the bandwidth so much. I also work for a "City Government" so I try and not do anything that I wouldn't want publicized.

But..they have our computers so locked down that we can't even change the time ourselves!!!
post #22 of 24
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Originally Posted by dawnofsierra


Milky--->Auntie Susie...
What can I do? .....
post #23 of 24
We (teachers) can use the computer room at school to surf before and after school, and during breaks or study periods, but downloads are taboo. I don't bother, because my home connection is faster, and I don't have study periods or a lunch break (my choice; I'd rather get home earlier). When I'm at work, I'm in the classroom - I've no time for Internet use.
post #24 of 24
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Originally Posted by kittylover4ever
Well, they went to install a program for us to use, and found that our computers were bogged down with viruses and stuff, *spyware* that they had to remove first. (we had virus blockers. don't know why they didn't work) When Neil found that out, he realized we must be on the internet for personal reasons, and sent a memo around saying not to be anymore.
This is how mine crashed the other week, so weve all been told to run a spy check at least once a week, because i'm the 3rd one it's happend to.

The thing is we use the internet for work also, so the guy from the computer company said as soon as you open up the internet you can open up problems, so to be on the safe side i run a complete virus check along with the two spy checkers that i have on my machine as soon as i come in on a morning.
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