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Old 07-24-2007, 12:00 AM   #1
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Well it was bound to happen... No more HBT.com at work... well.. no message boards of anytype actually.. which really kinda sucks cause I have so much down time at work where browsing the net is acceptable now I can't view any of the boards I like..

It is due to the computer policy... that states "Instant messangers, such as AOL, Yahoo and others are prohibited..."ect ect
The chief told me that this also includes message boards.. I was informed of this as I was receiving my letter saying I get a day off for breaking the computer policy.. Apparently the computer guy says that "Anytime you can send a message and it can be read instantly and responded to instantly it is an instant messenger" I politely (yeah right) told them that their computer guy was wrong (i have been in computers almost twice as long as he has) and their policy sucked and wasn't specific enough.. .and that if the comptuer guy was correct that I would no longer be checking my email because if the other person was logged on then they could respond "instantly"...

The good news is (thank god for silver linings) this reminded me how much I don't like my job and how it isn't what I really want to do anyway... so I have applied to a bunch of jobs that are more what I want to be doing!! hopefully I will be at a new place soon..

If you have made it this far in my post.. I appoligize for the long rant... but it feels good to get it all out...

SpamDog

PS Tonights spelling and grammer mistakes are EdWorts fault.... damn Apfelwein!!
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Old 07-24-2007, 12:15 AM   #2
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that sux. my company keeps heading in a more corporate direction with too many silly rules and pay cuts.

hope you find something you enjoy

i may have to start on that search myself soon if things keep going this way.
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Old 07-24-2007, 12:25 AM   #3
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I know a lot of people that apply for jobs just to "see what happens", and then before they know it they have moved on!
Life is too short to be in a job you don't like.

...I would rather be poor and happy then rich and sad.


....of course I would give the happy and rich a shot. Married with two kids and a renovation to pay for!
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Old 07-24-2007, 12:32 AM   #4
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That's pretty low rent. And the company actually has somebody with enough time to sit around and look at everyone's web log to see if they're visiting a forum??

You could always get here via a web proxy. They wouldn't be able to tell where you've been.

 
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Old 07-24-2007, 12:36 AM   #5
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Meh. Most sites are blocked where I work. I run a server in a datacenter (unrelated to my real job). On this server I run a proxy, and I create an ssh encrypted tunnel to the server and use my private proxy to get to whatever I darn well please. Fortunately my PC isn't very restricted as to what software I can run since I am a developer. Yaaah.

 
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Old 07-24-2007, 12:40 AM   #6
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Hell, you could even setup your home computer for Remote Desktop. Then you surf wherever you want through your home computer. Your work computer only runs the RDP application. It's easy to set up.

 
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Old 07-24-2007, 12:58 AM   #7
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ah, the ways and means...
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Old 07-24-2007, 02:16 AM   #8
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Damn, makes me glad that I am one of the two computer folks at work and I handle most of the network stuff. No matter the policy I sure as heck wouldn't report myself, not that we have one.
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Old 07-24-2007, 02:17 AM   #9
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There was another post here, where did it go?

 
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Old 07-24-2007, 02:20 AM   #10
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