Internet use at work

Discussion in 'Off-Topic Chat' started by hellraiser, Apr 14, 2005.

  1. hellraiser

    hellraiser Member

    It seems when I go on some websites now that a warning message comes up from the IT department asking me if I really want to proceed as my use of that website is monitored!

    Luckily it doesn't happen with tMP!

    It even happens with BBC, Hotmail etc.
  2. brassneck

    brassneck Active Member

    ... at least you can view the tMP site! The site window either freezes or gets rejected on my desktop at work! Most often if I hit the 'stop' button on the browser I can view the latest comment! Not handy for someone who uses his PC all the time at work. :mad:
  3. HBB

    HBB Active Member

    Trouble is at college it's supposed to be for college work... so some useful alt + tabbing is essential :eek:
  4. 2nd man down

    2nd man down Moderator Staff Member

    no comment. :tongue:
  5. andyp

    andyp Active Member

    Be very careful what you surf and when.......most employers are getting very hot on employees abusing the net, following various newspaper articles about people "being paid to look at <you-know-what>".
  6. Bryan_sop

    Bryan_sop Active Member

    The only reason I work where I do, is that a vacancy came up when someone got caught looking at filth during night shifts. All he had to say in his defence was "Well, it wasn't kiddie porn" IDIOT!!!!

    We have a filter at work that won't let us go to personal websites, for example the webspace you get with your NTL account, which is a pain because both of my band's websites are done through people's ntl webspace :mad:
  7. ju33les

    ju33les Member

    We don't get internet fact it's only recently that we have got a (half) decent computer intranet network.........

    Just as well really....wouldn't want to put the public's safety at risk whilst posting on here!!!;)

    (who said "what about tmp's safety" ????!!!):tongue:
  8. Liz Courts

    Liz Courts Active Member

    I don't think that me getting a job that involves computers and provides internet access is a good idea...I have enough trouble getting any coursework done at college at the moment!! :rolleyes:

    Ah well...this is much more fun! :)
  9. trumpetmike

    trumpetmike Well-Known Member

    I know this might seem like a radical idea, but aren't your employers paying you to work, not look at un-work-related websites?

    I do appreciate the problem (the office where I am sometimes found doesn't allow me onto certain sites that would be useful for me to peruse), but I can see their side of it more easily. How many hours per day/week/month/year do you spend looking at websites that are nothing to do with your work?
    I imagine that for many people, the total per day wouldn't seem too large, but by the end of a month the hours could easily mount up.

    Can you justify the websites you look at?
    Are they part of your job?
    If so - no problem.
    If not - maybe you should rethink your browsing activities?
  10. sparkling_quavers

    sparkling_quavers Active Member

    Whilst I agree with what you are saying Mike, there are plenty of other activities that people use to waste their time at work! My job is a bit different as I teach, rather than do an office-based job. From my limited experience of office based work I see people wasting so much time mainly due to them trying to take a breather/get out of brain freeze! Taking an occassional glance at the last post on tMP surely isn't wasting more time than the 25 cigarette breaks or the general 5 mins counting ceiling tiles? You cannot kept concentrating for hours on end without ANY breaks, surely the occassional 1 min break will keep your mind on focus? :confused: Saying that, there is obviously there is a fine line between an occassional glance and blatantly not doing any work

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