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Cartman
410098.  Fri Sep 19, 2008 10:17 am Reply with quote

I was looking to see if Satan was skiiing to work myself when I realised we agreed !

 
Arcane
410103.  Fri Sep 19, 2008 10:27 am Reply with quote

There's over-surveillance and then there's just puttin' it out there...

Accidental Powerpoint porn display

Oh dear.

 
Cartman
410107.  Fri Sep 19, 2008 10:33 am Reply with quote

Leaving your laptop unattended ? Schoolboy error. Changing someone's powerpoint to include porn - always funny !

 
legspin
410177.  Fri Sep 19, 2008 12:52 pm Reply with quote

reddygirl wrote:
There's over-surveillance and then there's just puttin' it out there...

Accidental Powerpoint porn display

Oh dear.


Gives a whole new meaning to 'Death by Powerpoint'

 
Arcane
410377.  Fri Sep 19, 2008 8:08 pm Reply with quote

...."And on this slide, you'll see the Governments latest performance incentive scheme in action..."

 
bobwilson
410386.  Fri Sep 19, 2008 8:18 pm Reply with quote

Cartman wrote:
Leaving your laptop unattended ? Schoolboy error. Changing someone's powerpoint to include porn - always funny !


leaving your laptop unattended - $100
putting porn on your colleagues laptop $200

Watching the look on the face of your colleague as he's arrested for distributing porn - priceless

 
dr.bob
411120.  Mon Sep 22, 2008 4:31 am Reply with quote

barbados wrote:
If an employer was in the position where contributing certain information to public forums would be deemed as unacceptable. He would run all of the internet access through a proxy server.
From the information that is logged on the server he would be able to tell you exactly what time you visited a particular site, and if he were that concerned and needed the proof he could run a key logging application that would be able to tell him exactly what you typed at what time.


Very true, though easily circumnavigated by simply posting from home instead of from the office.

bobwilson wrote:
What I found sinister is the suggestion that employers might be using your private comments made in a public forum as ammunition against you.


I would find it sinister if my employer was actively searching for comments made by me in order to try and find something they could use against me. That would compare with my employer bugging my local pub to try and overhear what I chatting about to my mates.

However, since internet forums such as this are a permanent, publically accessible medium, it would be impossible for me to guarantee that my employer might not accidentally stumble across my comments at some random time in the future. That's a situation for which there is no real comparison with talking in private to friends down the pub as it's a completely different medium.

I agree with you that making personal comments using information that's already in the public domain should not result in you being sacked. However, that doesn't prevent what Neo termed a Career Limiting Move.

Employers are human beings with feelings like anyone else. I would be quite within my rights to use public information to express the personal view that my employer is inept and useless. If my employer found this out, I would not be at all surprised if he felt hurt by my feelings and developed a tendency to assign all the really crappy jobs to me and give the benefit of the doubt to other people over me. This would be nothing illegal or overly sinister, but it would certainly make my working life a lot less enjoyable so, if I can avoid that scenario, I certainly will.

 
Arcane
411125.  Mon Sep 22, 2008 4:45 am Reply with quote

From another perspective, I wonder what would happen if an employer posted an opinion of an employee for example: "So and so worker is a boring git who has terrible body odour". If said employee is identifiable, or correctly guesses their identity, could there be grounds for a lawsuit along the lines of some sort of harrassment? (I'll leave that one to the legal types, not a stay at home mum!).

I honestly think opinions of employers etc are best kept to yourself. I wouldn't even trust them to a co-worker anymore. This is not quite the private little world we once had, I think many people here have either been caught by someone whilst giving an unflattering opinion of them or have the same thing happen to themsevles, either audibly or in word.

Give your opinion into the ether where no one can hear you scream. A pillow helps. Or you could buy a voodoo/voudou doll and a lot of very long, sharp pins.

 
jakamneziak
411161.  Mon Sep 22, 2008 5:53 am Reply with quote

voodoo dolls are not designed to inflict pain, they are actually designed to heal people according to the haiti people. Just use dolls designed for european withcraft or wicken.

 
Arcane
411174.  Mon Sep 22, 2008 6:02 am Reply with quote

Withcraft or Wicken? Do you mean witchcraft and Wicca? ;-D

There is something you can do called a poppet, but it's not recommended unless you know what you're doing.

 
Neotenic
411181.  Mon Sep 22, 2008 6:08 am Reply with quote

 
jakamneziak
411212.  Mon Sep 22, 2008 7:03 am Reply with quote

if you are going to post poppets make sure they're the raisin ones!

 
The Doctor
411217.  Mon Sep 22, 2008 7:21 am Reply with quote

my apologies for the fact that my first post since a while (works' been quite hectic) is a case of "having my wit from 'a thousand merry tales' ", but had to get this of my chest in support of the OP:

http://xkcd.com/137/

 
jakamneziak
411250.  Mon Sep 22, 2008 8:47 am Reply with quote

Kudos to the doctor for coming up with something intelligent and funny.

 
The Doctor
411513.  Mon Sep 22, 2008 5:35 pm Reply with quote

i didn't come up with it, it's by XKCD, a stick-figure internet strip that has been quoted here before (actually, it's by the guy that draws and writes the strips on XKCD, but you get the drift, i hope)

there's a lot more there equally intelligent and funny (if not even more so)

 

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