RE: workplace stuff

Subject: RE: workplace stuff
From: Keith Hood <klhra -at- yahoo -dot- com>
To: techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com
Date: Thu, 24 Jul 2008 07:20:18 -0700 (PDT)

That went all the way up to the CEO? Jeez, he must have been doing something *really* ugly.

Obviously the guy was using company resources to do something of such a nature, the company feared it might be held liable in some way. Or they were afraid if what the guy was doing became known, the company would get negative publicity that would hurt its business. That's way to h**l and gone beyond checking personal email at 9:25 am, that's a whole new dimension of doing the wrong thing on company time. That's the top 1% of the "bad things to do at work" pyramid.

Great, now I'm going to be so curious I can't stand it. If you ever find out what he was up to that caused such an explosion, let me know.

--- On Thu, 7/24/08, Paul Hanson <phanson -at- Quintrex -dot- com> wrote:

> From: Paul Hanson <phanson -at- Quintrex -dot- com>
> Subject: RE: workplace stuff
> To: "'Cardimon, Craig'" <ccardimon -at- M-S-G -dot- com>, "Technical Writer" <tekwrytr -at- hotmail -dot- com>
> Cc: "techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
> Date: Thursday, July 24, 2008, 9:53 AM
> 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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