Why I need the Internet at Work? (Take II)

Subject: Why I need the Internet at Work? (Take II)
From: "Hart, Geoff" <Geoff-H -at- MTL -dot- FERIC -dot- CA>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Mon, 19 Mar 2001 11:35:05 -0500

Bill Swallow, responding to my comment "Make a case strongly for being
treated like a human being, and if they're not willing to make changes--even
slow, cumulative ones that will eventually get you where you want to
be--reconsider just how promising the work really is."", wonders: <<As for
not being treated like a human being, well, I think that comment must have
been tongue in cheek, as many companies limit internet access for
contractors as well as staff.>>

Not tongue in cheek at all, though perhaps the antecedent wasn't clear: I
was talking about having a suitable desk, computer, and so on (rather than
being given an office in a boiler room). You're certainly right that
Internet access isn't guaranteed with any job--nor, as I noted in my
original post, is it always necessary.

<<Usually you can get clearance to a domain that you can prove is a valuable
work asset>>

Which was my main message, albeit perhaps unclearly expressed.

--Geoff Hart, FERIC, Pointe-Claire, Quebec
geoff-h -at- mtl -dot- feric -dot- ca
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