Do You Post at Work?

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I could've made this a poll, but...whatever. Do you post to CR at work? About what percentage of your posts are made at work? If you post at work, do you feel that you are, in effect, stealing your employer's time and resources? How does this rank on your ethical scale?

Chris
 

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Ahem.

It is the policy of juantoo3 to neither confirm nor deny such rumors as might exist regarding posting while on duty.

Hypothetically, without admission to anything, it is possible that a rather large percentage of my posts might be made during my idle moments, and that while potentially using work resources to post at CR could be construed as "stealing one's employer's time and resources," it could also be said that by doing so one is able to maintain alertness during the wee hours of the morning when one would otherwise be prone to want for sleep, which would allow for one to better serve their employer and customers.

In short, my overriding philosophy is that as long as my work comes first, and is attended to without hesitation, and is completed in a timely manner, then my idle time is essentially mine so long as I do not deprive a co-worker the use of resource should such need arise. Functionally, what ethical difference between this and gossiping around the figurative water cooler (other than the use of electronic equipment)? Practically, I find the participants and conversations here more interesting than those around the figurative water cooler.

Besides, there are only about three sites that I might peruse, were I so inclined, two of which are educational and the third is hobby, none of which are purely commercial.
 
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I could've made this a poll, but...whatever. Do you post to CR at work? About what percentage of your posts are made at work? If you post at work, do you feel that you are, in effect, stealing your employer's time and resources? How does this rank on your ethical scale?

Chris

Who is stealing who's time? LOL... Nice one brother, I really enjoyed that joke thanks. I do ALL my work then post on here whenever I have something to say, I don't count posts, but the majority is from work I would guess. :D WHAT A MORNING SUNNY DAY!!
 

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Hi Al, is it okay to call you Al.......love that song.

Anyway........would it be a question out of context to ask.....

what is the work you do?

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I only have to work about 8 hours a day, but between my two hours on a commuter train (which is counted as flex time, I can use it for work or not as I please) and then the 8 hours at the office, I have 2 hours extra a day in flex time. I can either work all 10 (or 9) and bank the flex time for days off, or I can take breaks whenever I feel is necessary or I have a moment of down-time and do whatever else I want to do where ever I am at. Most of my job is reading, writing, and meeting with customers.

Generally speaking, I use time on the train to do reading for work, leaving me about 2 hours a day during office hours to do whatever (or to work and bank time). Following doctor's orders after a lot of stress-related issues, I often take little breaks to get out for a half-hour walk, visit an art gallery by my office, post to CR, or read something pleasurable. I just keep track of my breaks and deduct it from my overall time reported for the day.

I'm fortunate. My job is very flexible about this kind of thing, and most people in the company work in spurts like that, from my conversations with others. Plus, if I want a whole day off, I only have to work extra hours whenever I want and then take it. On the flip side, my output is typically time-sensistive. So, when I'm up against a deadline it is not uncommon for me to work a 12-13 hour day if some pieces for the work come in to me late from others.
 

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I have made no more than a dozen posts in total from work. I simply do not get the time to do so there. But I do have a personal policy of never taking work home with me and so virtually the first thing I do on getting home is catch up here and other sites I post on. I also regularly post if I am working from home or in the mornings before I leave for work.

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I could've made this a poll, but...whatever. Do you post to CR at work? About what percentage of your posts are made at work? If you post at work, do you feel that you are, in effect, stealing your employer's time and resources? How does this rank on your ethical scale?

Chris

What is this "work" of which you speak? :confused:
 

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I 'spose I can't answer no, as I am at work.

as to the ethical question, it bothers me occasionally, but I get over it.

justifications...

I don't smoke, I don't take scheduled breaks, I don't take my full lunch time, I'm addicted, I give enough anyway, maybe it will be cause for dismissal, what's not to like?
 

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Well Path, we do have a penchant for drifting from the OP sooooo...

Do you define work as:

Being a contributor and supporter of the Corporate Slave State fostered by Milton Friedmans ideas of Neo Liberal economics?

Being of service to mankind and recieving compensation in return?

Or perhaps another possibility?
 

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Im afraid that I cheat on a question like this. Since the age of 38 when I retired from the military questions like that just let me piss people off. With a steady check and medical benefits I dont HAVE to work so I get to work at whatever I like.

Do you post at work? Yep, posting is my work.
Do you game at work? Yep, gaming is my work.
Do you read email, surf the web, login to strange sites, look for other jobs, etc etc etc.
Yes, Yes, Yes, Yes, Yes. (I was asked once... no, I havent found a way to get paid to look at porn all day) :)

I have many jobs. They are all on the internet. They were chosen by me more for the fun-factor than any money or benefits (altho I do try to get something for it and actually some of them bring in tidy sums).

Some of my sig lines:

Telecommute is great, but Internet is fattening.

Darn those little golf-ball webcams on computers nowadays. I used to be able to work in my underwear. Now its underwear and a tie.

You know how it goes. Some have lives.
And some have virtual lives.
And both groups feel the other one should.

Get a life? No thanks. Just had one.
Im retired now and get to play games all day. (envy me)

Get offline and get a life?!?
Excuse me but I have a life ThankYouVeryMuch!
Life, Job, hobbies, circle of friends.
(Its virtual but its a life)


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I don't own a computer (amazing but true!), so if I'm posting, I'm working. And no, I don't think it's ethical, BUT it keeps my brain alert and functioning in a job that would otherwise turn it into a pile of goo. lol
 
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