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Posted: 10/5/2005 5:50:52 AM EDT
If you wouldn't mind, just drop me a line here saying if you can surf the web while at work. Doesn't matter your working situation: self imployed, work from home, sitting at the bosses desk, etc.

I'm laid off right now - well just rounded up a few small projects - and I see many folks post during working hours, saying 'I'm posting from work' etc.

That amazes me that you could surf while on the company's dime.

I work construction, and by our company policy we are not even allowed to carry a cell phone while working. We can carry a phone in our lunch pail, and use it during break or lunch. I have personally seen a guy fired for using his phone at the wrong time. I was on a ladder and saw him head for the mech room to hide, and the Manpower Guru from the shop was about 40 feet behind him - it just wasn't his day.

Thanks.

IBSGPIBTP - In before some guy posts in before the poll

There won't be no stinkin' poll.
Link Posted: 10/5/2005 5:56:16 AM EDT
yes, I can. why? Im the network admin, so I say so...
Link Posted: 10/5/2005 5:57:46 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 10/5/2005 5:59:41 AM EDT by eye_spy]
Yup. As long as it's not porn.

[ETA: Its supposed to enrich one's knowledge. ]
Link Posted: 10/5/2005 5:58:40 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 10/5/2005 6:04:20 AM EDT by Burley]
Yes. Slow ass DSL.

We also have a TV, VCR, DVD player, and satellite dish.
Link Posted: 10/5/2005 5:58:43 AM EDT
I'm at work right now.
Link Posted: 10/5/2005 5:59:39 AM EDT

Can You Surf The Web While At Work?


Yes, though I admit that I do so to excess sometimes.

It's actually encouraged here. Great stress relief. And one project I'm working on currently REQUIRES me to be online at times.
Link Posted: 10/5/2005 6:01:19 AM EDT
Yes I can, I am a data operations engineer at an ISP
Link Posted: 10/5/2005 6:01:31 AM EDT
Yup doing it right now!
Link Posted: 10/5/2005 6:01:45 AM EDT
Pfft! I don't even have the intraweb at home.

(Momma says it's the DEVIL!)
Link Posted: 10/5/2005 6:02:17 AM EDT
Surfing the web at work would get me un-employed
Link Posted: 10/5/2005 6:07:05 AM EDT
Yes.

I admin the firm's career opportunity web site. My whole job is surfing the web.
Link Posted: 10/5/2005 6:10:35 AM EDT
Yep. I can surf from work. Well, at least for the next 2 years. After that I'l be going back to a sub, and it'll be a bit hard to get a connection then.
Link Posted: 10/5/2005 6:12:51 AM EDT
As long as my work is completed in a timely manner, my superior could care less what I'm doing.
Link Posted: 10/5/2005 6:13:03 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 10/5/2005 6:14:00 AM EDT by TheCynic]
I'm at work now.

I surf in order to clear my mind. Coding 10 hours
straight will get you crazy fast. I will not work
somewhere that has a draconian internet usage
policy.

eta: ^^^ w4klr's got it right.
Link Posted: 10/5/2005 6:16:13 AM EDT
I surf at work.

But I work in IT. Surfing for info on the web is an important part of the job.

It only becomes excessive in my opinion when the job isn't getting done. So long as the job is getting done and done well, I don't really care what folks do online. Even gaming.
Link Posted: 10/5/2005 6:16:41 AM EDT
Ummm....no. I work for the Federal gummint.

Definitely NOT encouraged.

Fed. employees' computer habits on the job are monitored.

Today is my day off.
Link Posted: 10/5/2005 6:16:58 AM EDT
I'm the Network admin, so.... who's gonna catch me? Companies policy is that it's a resource to be used as long as it doesn't interfere with business activities. We have a few that get in trouble but most keep it under control.

Link Posted: 10/5/2005 6:18:26 AM EDT
Link Posted: 10/5/2005 6:20:18 AM EDT
We can, but we're not supposed to do it a lot. And many things are filtered/blocked. I'm sure this site will be eventually.
Link Posted: 10/5/2005 6:21:42 AM EDT
Yup...doing it right now. As long as I accomplish everything I'm supposed to...doesn't matter.
Link Posted: 10/5/2005 6:21:57 AM EDT
I'm at work right now.
Link Posted: 10/5/2005 6:26:00 AM EDT
I can, as long as it's "for a reasonable amount of time related to the current work load".
Link Posted: 10/5/2005 6:27:35 AM EDT
I've been on the net almost exclusively for *takes phone call* two and a half hours already. I've taken a few calls but they only take a couple minutes.

Mornings are slow but come 9 o'clock I'll be running around with my head cut off for 5 hours with no break.
Link Posted: 10/5/2005 6:28:07 AM EDT

Originally Posted By mjohn3006:
I'm at work right now.



+1.
Link Posted: 10/5/2005 6:29:41 AM EDT

Originally Posted By mjohn3006:
I'm at work right now.



+1

Checking in from the office
Link Posted: 10/5/2005 6:32:36 AM EDT
Not while I'm actually working but when I'm inbetween jumps no problem.
My boss used to work for IBM and he's a geek. All our office computer stuff is top notch and the whole DZ has free wifi.
Link Posted: 10/5/2005 6:33:29 AM EDT
No. I actually have to work at work.
Link Posted: 10/5/2005 6:34:06 AM EDT
The company policy is that "limited personal use" of the internet and e-mail is allowed as long as it doesn't "constitute an excessive use of company internet resources" and as long as I still turn in what I need to in a timely manner.
Link Posted: 10/5/2005 6:35:03 AM EDT

Originally Posted By klutz347:
No. I actually have to work at work.



Link Posted: 10/5/2005 6:38:05 AM EDT

Originally Posted By Backstop:
If you wouldn't mind, just drop me a line here saying if you can surf the web while at work. Doesn't matter your working situation: self imployed, work from home, sitting at the bosses desk, etc.

I'm laid off right now - well just rounded up a few small projects - and I see many folks post during working hours, saying 'I'm posting from work' etc.

That amazes me that you could surf while on the company's dime.

I work construction, and by our company policy we are not even allowed to carry a cell phone while working. We can carry a phone in our lunch pail, and use it during break or lunch. I have personally seen a guy fired for using his phone at the wrong time. I was on a ladder and saw him head for the mech room to hide, and the Manpower Guru from the shop was about 40 feet behind him - it just wasn't his day.

Thanks.

IBSGPIBTP - In before some guy posts in before the poll

There won't be no stinkin' poll.



Yep

For one the phone policy is BS. There are many reasons to have a phone for personal emergencies throughout the day.

Now I gotta get back to work.
Link Posted: 10/5/2005 6:43:50 AM EDT
I require the Internet to do my job. Aside from all the e-mail I get and send every day, I have to access websites of companies we do business with, download applications to use or install on other users' PCs, and research computer or programming problems on the internet....

And surf Arfcom.
Link Posted: 10/5/2005 6:45:55 AM EDT

Originally Posted By Backstop:
If you wouldn't mind, just drop me a line here saying if you can surf the web while at work. Doesn't matter your working situation: self imployed, work from home, sitting at the bosses desk, etc.

I'm laid off right now - well just rounded up a few small projects - and I see many folks post during working hours, saying 'I'm posting from work' etc.

That amazes me that you could surf while on the company's dime.

I work construction, and by our company policy we are not even allowed to carry a cell phone while working. We can carry a phone in our lunch pail, and use it during break or lunch. I have personally seen a guy fired for using his phone at the wrong time. I was on a ladder and saw him head for the mech room to hide, and the Manpower Guru from the shop was about 40 feet behind him - it just wasn't his day.

Thanks.

IBSGPIBTP - In before some guy posts in before the poll

There won't be no stinkin' poll.



Can you listened to music at work on the site?
I can't listen to music, but I can surf the web as long as the work is getting done.
Link Posted: 10/5/2005 6:56:58 AM EDT
Yes, the senior judge here made sure I got an internet connection at my desk, and he sends me e-mail from time to time. No filters or anything, they trust me not to look at anything questionable. Due to my line of work, looking at firearms related stuff is very acceptable, so no worries there.
Link Posted: 10/5/2005 6:59:12 AM EDT

Originally Posted By mayassa:

Originally Posted By Backstop:
If you wouldn't mind, just drop me a line here saying if you can surf the web while at work. Doesn't matter your working situation: self imployed, work from home, sitting at the bosses desk, etc.

I'm laid off right now - well just rounded up a few small projects - and I see many folks post during working hours, saying 'I'm posting from work' etc.

That amazes me that you could surf while on the company's dime.

I work construction, and by our company policy we are not even allowed to carry a cell phone while working. We can carry a phone in our lunch pail, and use it during break or lunch. I have personally seen a guy fired for using his phone at the wrong time. I was on a ladder and saw him head for the mech room to hide, and the Manpower Guru from the shop was about 40 feet behind him - it just wasn't his day.

Thanks.

IBSGPIBTP - In before some guy posts in before the poll

There won't be no stinkin' poll.



Can you listened to music at work on the site?
I can't listen to music, but I can surf the web as long as the work is getting done.



Yup, sitting here listening to a Muddy Waters show that I downloaded earlier.. No problems as long as I keep it quiet.
Link Posted: 10/5/2005 6:59:36 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 10/5/2005 7:04:18 AM EDT by Backstop]

Originally Posted By mayassa:
Can you listened to music at work on the site?



Nope. My the company is like a little gestapo - could go on for a while about that. Strict like you wouldn't believe.

Chaingun mentioned "personal emergencies" - 6 years ago or so when I was married, my sister in law near Houston was being driven home from the hospital by her brother. She had abd surgery. Some jerkoff ran a red light and t-boned them - hit dead center of the truck where my SIL was sitting.

Long story short, it took 1hr 45 minutes before I got the message. Borrowed a phone from a co-worker (I didn't have a cell then) and called the ex. She had already left (leaving SA driving to Houston).

I was pissed, and reamed the Manpower Guru out. Bought a phone shortly there after.

Not married now, but have had the need to have my phone with me during work hours. I just told them 'I'm waiting on a call' or something. If they fire me, fuck 'em.

Otherwise, not carrying it isn't a problem for me as I would probably break the thing anyway.

Now for guys that are married? Sheesh...no way I'd be without a phone. Couple of my friends carry beepers, and only their family has the number. They get beeped, they know it's an emergency, and go make a phone call.

It does suck having to hide (literally) to make a call though.

And people thought the Union was all donuts and coffee...HAHA!

EDIT: And FWIW, the other Union trades I work around talk on their phones while at work. We are one of the lowest paid, most stricly enforced (shop rules) trades in the area.
Link Posted: 10/5/2005 7:04:39 AM EDT

Originally Posted By vito113:

Originally Posted By RichardCranium033:
yes, I can. why? Im the network admin, so I say so...



Same here!!!

Andy



+2.
I also am in charge of the firewall. So if there is something I want to look at, I can
Link Posted: 10/5/2005 7:05:44 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 10/5/2005 7:06:07 AM EDT by bmick325]

Originally Posted By klutz347:
No. I actually have to work at work.



+1

I'm too busy working to surf the net.
Link Posted: 10/5/2005 7:08:38 AM EDT
I use google more than I ever thought I would on actual work related information/product searches.

As for personal use, nobody really cares as long as my work is getting done, I've spent good portions of some afternoons when I wasn't busy on jobrelatedstuff.com.

Now, the first rime they give me a deadline for something and I blow it off because im internet surfing, I'm sure that I'll get to have a fun conversation with the boss.
Link Posted: 10/5/2005 7:10:54 AM EDT
I own 51% of the stock. Take a guess.
Link Posted: 10/5/2005 7:17:38 AM EDT

Originally Posted By go3:
I own 51% of the stock. Take a guess.



I guess no.....because you are too busy.






Oh I own the company and the internet is becoming more and more important to my business daily. Communicating with suppliers and customers is becoming common place. Quotes and sales daily. I retain that responsibility as of now so I spend almost all day on the net. Mostly here though.
Link Posted: 10/5/2005 7:18:28 AM EDT

Originally Posted By Bob243:

Originally Posted By mayassa:

Originally Posted By Backstop:
If you wouldn't mind, just drop me a line here saying if you can surf the web while at work. Doesn't matter your working situation: self imployed, work from home, sitting at the bosses desk, etc.

I'm laid off right now - well just rounded up a few small projects - and I see many folks post during working hours, saying 'I'm posting from work' etc.

That amazes me that you could surf while on the company's dime.

I work construction, and by our company policy we are not even allowed to carry a cell phone while working. We can carry a phone in our lunch pail, and use it during break or lunch. I have personally seen a guy fired for using his phone at the wrong time. I was on a ladder and saw him head for the mech room to hide, and the Manpower Guru from the shop was about 40 feet behind him - it just wasn't his day.

Thanks.

IBSGPIBTP - In before some guy posts in before the poll

There won't be no stinkin' poll.



Can you listened to music at work on the site?
I can't listen to music, but I can surf the web as long as the work is getting done.



Yup, sitting here listening to a Muddy Waters show that I downloaded earlier.. No problems as long as I keep it quiet.



Do you Ipod?
Do you use LimeWire?(like free nabster)
Link Posted: 10/5/2005 7:19:05 AM EDT
Yes.
Link Posted: 10/5/2005 7:20:21 AM EDT

Originally Posted By mayassa:

Originally Posted By Bob243:

Originally Posted By mayassa:

Originally Posted By Backstop:
If you wouldn't mind, just drop me a line here saying if you can surf the web while at work. Doesn't matter your working situation: self imployed, work from home, sitting at the bosses desk, etc.

I'm laid off right now - well just rounded up a few small projects - and I see many folks post during working hours, saying 'I'm posting from work' etc.

That amazes me that you could surf while on the company's dime.

I work construction, and by our company policy we are not even allowed to carry a cell phone while working. We can carry a phone in our lunch pail, and use it during break or lunch. I have personally seen a guy fired for using his phone at the wrong time. I was on a ladder and saw him head for the mech room to hide, and the Manpower Guru from the shop was about 40 feet behind him - it just wasn't his day.

Thanks.

IBSGPIBTP - In before some guy posts in before the poll

There won't be no stinkin' poll.



Can you listened to music at work on the site?
I can't listen to music, but I can surf the web as long as the work is getting done.



Yup, sitting here listening to a Muddy Waters show that I downloaded earlier.. No problems as long as I keep it quiet.



Do you Ipod?
Do you use LimeWire?(like free nabster)



No, just Bit Torrent. or occasionally I'll listen to some of the radio stations on Winamp
Link Posted: 10/5/2005 7:21:00 AM EDT
Yes. I don't think it's a problem as long as I complete my tasks and what not. They have monitoring software so they know how much and when and where.
Link Posted: 10/5/2005 7:21:35 AM EDT

Originally Posted By krpind:

Oh I own the company and the internet is becoming more and more important to my business daily. Communicating with suppliers and customers is becoming common place. Quotes and sales daily. I retain that responsibility as of now so I spend almost all day on the net. Mostly here though.



About the same. Looking at my Firefox tabs it goes supplier, supplier, BankOne, Google, AR15.

On the other computer its QuickBooks, Outlook and a remote desktop session.
Link Posted: 10/5/2005 7:22:21 AM EDT
I am the DBA/Apps Developer for the company I work for so I need the internet to get my job done. But anyone here is allowed, as long as they keep it clean and their work gets done.

Although I must admit that I am on arfcom a little too much often times
Link Posted: 10/5/2005 7:22:40 AM EDT
yes.
Link Posted: 10/5/2005 7:24:16 AM EDT

Originally Posted By w4klr:
As long as my work is completed in a timely manner, my superior could care less what I'm doing.



+1

The advantage of working in the right atmosphere.
Link Posted: 10/5/2005 7:24:38 AM EDT
you bet, I'm at work right now. my boss doesn't mind, my work is always done. he even knows that I spend my time right here at good ole' AR15.com. my boss rules.
Link Posted: 10/5/2005 7:26:25 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 10/5/2005 7:32:16 AM EDT by ASUsax]

Originally Posted By w4klr:
As long as my work is completed in a timely manner, my superior could care less what I'm doing.



Likewise

ETA: We do have a fairly strict 'no listening to internet radio' & 'no big downloads' policy. No monitoring, but if the internet gets slow the boss comes looking for music... Don't interfere with his internet speed....
Link Posted: 10/5/2005 7:27:46 AM EDT
We have computers in the office and in the cars.

We're allowed to access the internet as long as it's not porn.

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