• Subject: Re: Workplace internet access
  • From: Lori Hainey <lhainey@xxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Thu, 04 Nov 1999 15:08:02 -0500
  • Organization: Hainey Business Systems, Inc.

Yes, we are in the information age - and with this note I question why anyone in
our field would not have a PC at home to use for internet surfing.... I am 
always
amazed at people in our field who have no home PC.

James W Kilgore wrote:

> 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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