RE: You wrote WHAT?!? (WAS: That other thread...)

Subject: RE: You wrote WHAT?!? (WAS: That other thread...)
From: KMcLauchlan -at- chrysalis-its -dot- com
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Fri, 15 Mar 2002 14:08:40 -0500

Woohoo!

So, I can get some people fired, just by
sending e-mail to them? They don't have to
answer it, or use the (gasp!) words themselves,
they just have to be standing in the way when
I hit the 'Send' button, and they get the axe?

Wow. ........... power...... :-)

Remind me to search through my various
mailing lists for AOL addresses. Buaaaahahahahahaaaaa!

As for your other point... I'm sure I get more X-rated
spam due to -- as Eric has pointed out -- my address
(and yours, and yours, and yours too...) being made
available in the newsgroup mirror of this list.

But fortunately, I guess, even before the layoffs my
company appeared to be quite free of people with
their heads up their... ok, won't say that, here...

Anyway, for the record, I was not defending on-list
vulgarism. I was inquiring about a statement of business
policy. Sorta like that contractor non-compete thread;
something to be wary of when next seeking employment as
a TW: "We hold you responsible for what other people
might send to you, even if we filter it out before it
every gets to you... Even though we are hiring you
for your professional capbilities, we don't credit
you with the intelligence to decide if a resource's
value outweighs any possible unsavory attributes.
Even if you are not offended, we will go out of our
way to be offended on your behalf, to the extent of
removing you from the situation in which you were
exposed to the offence."

/kevin

> -----Original Message-----
> From: John Posada [mailto:jposada01 -at- yahoo -dot- com]
> > Is anybody on the list aware of ANYBODY (even anecdotally)
> > ever being fired or reprimanded for RECEIVING vulgarisms in e-mail?
>
> 1) If you are using AOL for company business, and yes, many companies
> do, they have language filters, where with repeated incendents, will
> terminate service...explain to your boss how you single handidly
> cancelled your company's email service.
>
> 2) Content filtering software logs incidents. X number of log entries
> and you get "noticed". Explain to your boss how you participate in a
> forum, on company time, where this is the level of discussion.

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