Re: Workplace issues

Subject: Re: Workplace issues
From: "Gene Kim-Eng" <techwr -at- genek -dot- com>
To: <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Mon, 21 Jul 2008 10:19:09 -0700

The root of most workplace rules about hours worked
and time spent net surfing by professional (i.e., exempt)
employees is usually:

a) Hourly (i.e., nonexempt) employees see exempts
coming and going at odd hours and spending time
surfing eBay and the result is employee discontent.

b) If someone takes offense at what an employee is
surfing to on the business premises, the result is
"hostile workplace" filings.

As long as you get your work done on schedule and
to spec, most managers would just rather not know
what else you're doing on company premises and
time as long as nobody else is complaining to them
about it.or you.

Gene Kim-Eng

----- Original Message -----
From: "Keith Hood" <klhra -at- yahoo -dot- com>
> In my opinion I have a really simple rule about situations like this: I won't
> work for someone who has a bug up his *** about the hours I work. That doesn't
> mean I refuse to conform to company schedules. If the boss insists that I must
> be at my desk by 8 AM, I'm there. If he insists I can't leave before 5, I
> stay. But even so, I won't put up with the kind of employer who tries to turn
> me into a robot who does nothing but grind a keyboard all day long.
> In the past, more than once I've taken a job and then found out the employer
> insists that every minute I spend inside the building must be spent on company
> matters. I mean, I've found bosses who would break up conversations in the
> halls and would cruise the cube farm looking for people who were in somebody
> else's cube talking about things not related to work. I won't work in such
> places. If I find myself in such a situation, I ask the boss if he is willing
> to compromise. And more than once he's said no and I've walked. Hard times or
> not, I will no longer work for Stalinistic employers - I can find some other
> way to make enough money to get by.


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