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Thread: How many come to this board when they are at work?

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    Senior Member hokieappmom's Avatar
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    I just read on a thread that someone offered their help and sent their email address to get a PM. They said they were at work. I'm at work too, and when I'm not busy I'm right here. Just curious how many participate here while working. Don't want to get anyone in trouble. LOL My boss sews and quilts and checks here often too.

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    No computer at work

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    Not when I was working but now that I am laid off I am here almost all day! I don't get much sewing done!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Up North
    Not when I was working but now that I am laid off I am here almost all day! I don't get much sewing done!
    Me too, since I have been retired!!! :D:D:D
    My old bosses would NOT have been very understanding :roll:

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    I'm at work right now! shhh, don't tell the boss!

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    Raising my hand--I'm guilty.

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    I plead the 5th :-)

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    When I was working they could monitor the sites we went to so had to be careful, Besides I was a home visitor and didn't spend a lot of time at the office, We had to share a computer between 4 of us.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NorBanaquilts
    I'm at work right now! shhh, don't tell the boss!
    :oops:

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    Quote Originally Posted by hokieappmom
    I just read on a thread that someone offered their help and sent their email address to get a PM. They said they were at work. I'm at work too, and when I'm not busy I'm right here. Just curious how many participate here while working. Don't want to get anyone in trouble. LOL My boss sews and quilts and checks here often too.
    I am the boss so I have to say yes!

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    Me! When I am not busy! What else are you going to do for 8 hours a day?!

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    I'm the boss and I say it's a de-stresser for me. Besides I am here about 11 to 12 hours so I am ENTITLED to a break. :)

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    I'm at work...and I had to come in late today too (satellite repair guy appt). Shhhhhh..... :wink:

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    I come, but really need to limit my time or it would be all play & no work.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Up North
    When I was working they could monitor the sites we went to so had to be careful, Besides I was a home visitor and didn't spend a lot of time at the office, We had to share a computer between 4 of us.
    I no longer work but Up North is right. I was a programmer and they can monitor the sites you've been on. They can also monitor every single e-mail you send or receive.

    I know several people who were laid off with years of service because they went on porn sites, stock market sites, etc.

    The fools lost ALL retirement benefits and were laid off with possible criminal charges facing them. One was a director. You would think he would know better. The had a file of every single e-mail and site for 4 years which they used as proof to get rid of him. The part that is even more sad, he was going to retire within a year or two. Instead he ended up with nothing. Due to the tier he was in and the salary he was making he lost at least $4000. a month, + health insurance! His poor wife still worked there for another 3 years and was humiliated.

    Get permission before doing something you will regret!

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    I know a lot of places that do monitor emails and internet surfing, but luckily our company is very liberal. But we only have 6 in the office. My daughter works for a very strict company and does not even have internet. She can only have water at her desk and it has to be in a cup with a tight fitting lid. I can't even meet her for lunch there and sit outside. No one is allowed on the grounds unless it is strictly business.

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    When I worked if the site wasn't blocked by the company filter program then it was okay to go there. Quilting sites were never blocked. Sport sites were!

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    Shhhhhht, don't tell. (Actually right now I'm home - vacation day) but yeah - I take a quick look-see from the office at times.

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    I have to agree with no1jan. Unless it has been approved, don't risk it. My DH was accused of using his computer for non-company business. It took a bit of doing to prove the computer had been used when he was not at the office. So then the company requested he lock his computer at any time he is not using it. It could have been very bad for our family.

    It is nice that some of you have lenient supervisors.

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    I'm here now...shhhhhhhh....LOL! I guess I can be since he's looking at fishing sites.

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    I'm retired but when I did work computors were just getting into the work force (does that tell you how old I am) and ours was only for work that we did there. No outside communication to be found. Probably a good thing. Marge

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    NEVER!!!! I would never cheat my boss by checking this board on their time. Oooops, nevermind, I'm retired. LOLOLOLOL If I still worked then, yeah, probably would.

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    At school, the site was blocked, but I told the guy who could unblock it that I use the photos to show my students quilts--and it's used for math problems, etc--so illustrate what I'm talking about. (So many times quilting can be used for math!) They agreed to open it. I did show some kids the quilts from the quilt show yesterday during study hall... and I showed them the Fall Splash to show them how quilting is right and left brained. Otherwise I might jump on for 5 min while I swallow a sandwich--that's it. They can monitor where we go--but I just don't think they'll complain about 5 min about three times a week. It's the only site I visit that's not 100% school related. I need to look at something besides teaching stuff to keep sane.

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    I work at the local library. Of the 6 of us that work there, only 2 even know how to get on the internet. I'm pretty sure they'd figure out it was me surfing quilting sites, if they knew how to check brower history, but they don't! I have gone on this site a few times when it was really, really dead in there but generally I'm too busy.

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    I'm afraid I'm guilty too

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