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What does it matter what kind of site they were looking at?
Earlier this year, my co-worker and friend in the Support dept was 'suddenly' no longer my co-worker. The next day, there were multiple meetings with the CEO. Each dept attended a meeting. He passed out a copy of the Internet / E-mail usage policy and declared, "This is our policy." Included in the policy is text that says something like 'violation of the policy is grounds for termination.'
If the company guide says "No Internet surfing on company time," it means "No Internet surfing on company time." Period. If you want to look @ a TWing or grammar blog, you need to obtain permission from your manager and/or keep your manager in the loop as to what you are doing because your job is, of course, to make your boss look good. You must follow the rules of your employer or endure the consequences.
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Subject: RE: workplace stuff
> I also know personally three writers who have been fired in the
> past year alone for writing personal emails, or surfing to
> related sites" on company time.
I see how that can happen, but are we talking about the Home Shopping
Network or QVC, "Las Vegas.com," or something like CNN or MSNBC?
There are many technical writing and grammar blogs to keep up with.
I heard about some odd and funny surfing going on in other companies
that people don't blink at.
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