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Originally posted by beezzer
When I was stationed at Lakenheath I joined a local fencing club. One of the people on our team was a porn actress.
That being said, porn has no business at work. Unless porn IS your work. Then you might get in trouble looking at federal agency sites.
Originally posted by davespanners
I'm not even sure why most employees need Internet access on their computers anyway.
I worked installing / fixing pc's for a local government authority in London and it was standard practice to give everyone internet access whether it was useful for their job or not, the main consequence being that half of my job was spent removing viruses and the employees spent a lot of their time on forums (this was pre facebook)
Email and intranet access is important for a lot of employees, but general web access, although people seem to think it is some kind of human right, isn't.
During my 4-5 years there I only had one head of department (In the local government coroners office) ask us why her employees needed net access and she insist that we remove it.
edit on 14-4-2011 by davespanners because: spells
Originally posted by gallopinghordes
I work for Washington state and I can tell you that they do have blocks in place but it doesn't seem to completely block it. We've had people in trouble for it and as a union steward I have to go in with them. Usually I tell them you were the one that visited inappropriate sites when you KNOW it's wrong; you are going to have to be a grown-up and face your music.
It's beyond me why any one when paid to do a job would spend that time surfing the web.
Originally posted by Aeons
I worked at a place (and left it promptly) where the guys surfed porn at work, and used it in testing web desemination (cough) plans.
I was also in the information tech student's association when I went to school, and the guys literally thought that accessing porn and streaming it all the time was their RIGHT. RIGHT.
There are lots of guys with serious entitlement issues, a porn addiction, and internet access.
Why do they do it at work, when they know they can be caught? They don't care. They are addicted, they make excuses about their entitlement to themselves, and they have their dealer sitting on the desk.