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Originally posted by ProfEmeritus
Actually, BH, playing a computer game, or visiting ATS on the company computer is considered "theft of services", and I know several organizations that have prosecuted people for that, in addition to firing them.
I personally happen to have a very high work ethic and wouldn't be playing games or visiting ATS at work at all. I was just trying to show the other side of things.
Originally posted by detachedindividual
What is up with people? They work for you, would you be happy, under any other circumstances, to find your employees playing games while your business is failing?
Imagine, you're business is facing collapse, you rely on getting orders fulfilled and shipped, you rely on your customers being happy with the services you provide, and you walk into your office one day to see every employee ignoring the phones, and playing games/looking at Facebook.
If you would say "oh, it's fine, it's only solitaire", well done, you just went out of business.
The arrogance of these people coupled with the apathy of the public is a serious issue here. Too many people forget that they pay for these people to sit there playing games (and I'll bet it's a considerable amount too). They are your employees, and they are charged with making very important decisions on the behalf of the people.
I'll tell you what, I dare any of you to go into work tomorrow, disrespectfully ignore your colleagues and sit at your desk playing games in full view of your boss, and see what happens.
Seriously, the apathy of the American public is truly astounding.
Originally posted by TheWalkingFox
...Really? this is some sort of great offense? WHat are they supposed to be doing, exactly? Listening raptly to blowhards who have already made their positions known one way or the other, blow hot air for for ten to twelve hours?
Solitaire. O. M. G.
How about them actually using the time to READ the bills and issues they vote on themselves.