• Subject: RE: Workplace internet access
  • From: "Schenck, Don" <Don.Schenck@xxxxxx>
  • Date: Thu, 4 Nov 1999 09:37:47 -0500

Good points.

All this stuff will take care of itself over time. People are just going
wild both WITH the Internet and IN RESPONSE to it!

After a while, surfing the web gets boring. It will eventually become "old
hat" and all the excitement will die down. I imagine it was pretty wild when
companies first got telephones, or email, or what-have-you.

-- Don

-----Original Message-----
From: email@james-w-kilgore.com [mailto:email@james-w-kilgore.com]
Sent: Wednesday, November 03, 1999 6:50 PM
To: MIDRANGE-L@midrange.com
Subject: Workplace internet access


Don,

After reading a couple of posts on this thread, in a way I agree with
you.

As you state, your tongue in cheek response is just that, but I thought
about how many of our clients supply ping pong tables or other
"recreational" outlets for their employees.  It exists because it
-boosts- productivity.

Now these physical activities were in a high tech arena where one is
encouraged to get off their butt and get some blood circulating, but
what about the worker bees that don't have a PC at home or internet
connection?

A PC or two in the lunch room, (with something like cyber nanny
running), wouldn't kill a company with an existing internet capable
infrastructure.

I can't imagine that the logistics would be all that difficult.

After all, we are in the "information age" <g>


"Schenck, Don" wrote:
> 
> My point is this: If people are getting their jobs done ... WHO CARES?
> 
> If they're NOT ... time for discipline/firing.
> 
> I don't give a flip about this or that; I want results. I'm a shareholder;
I
> want profits.
> 
> I'm being EXTREME here in order to make a point; I am NOT upset. Really.
> 
> Peace,
> 
> -- Don Schenck
> 
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Pat Barber [mailto:MBOCEANSIDE@postoffice.worldnet.att.net]
> Sent: Wednesday, November 03, 1999 2:18 PM
> To: MIDRANGE-L@midrange.com
> Subject: Re: AS/400 vs. NT
> 
> Schenck, Don wrote:
> 
> > <SARCASM>
> >
> > Yeah ... can't have people surfing the web now, can we? I mean ... the
> might
> > do some _research_ ... or get ahold of some much-needed _customer
> service_.
> 
> I have seen studies done on offices that just had email only and it was
> estimated that over 70% of the traffic was for personal
> reasons(Jokes,cartoons,
> football bets, etc,etc)
> >
> > Naaaaa ... can't have THAT!
> 
> > Sheesh. Do you allow phones where you work? Do you let people TALK to
one
> > another?
> 
>    Most larger companies use some sort of call accounting to limit the
>    large amount of personal traffic(same reasons as email)
> >
> > </SARCASM>
> 
> If this type of stuff offends you, you proably don't want to work for
> a great many companies..
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