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velun

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Posted: 03 March 2007 at 12:18am | IP Logged

Most IT companies these days BAN and BLOCK websites such as INDIA FORUMS and such. They do not allow people to access to such sites or even Yahoo Messenger etc.,

Web sites such as India Forums come as "Messaging/Chatboards" and users are blocked access to such web sites at work.

I think companies have a right to do that as their BANDWIDTH is being used for non-work related activities, and eventually the companies pay for the bandwidth and for this browsing. Also, people tend to get diverted from their work and could spoil the workplace.

Most companies even ban "blogging" . They also block access to SPORTS sites such as CRICINFO etc., and also some sleazy web sites as reported.

Someone had said that the company and the company owner are  "TWISTED" if companies BAN/BLOCK such sites. DO you all think so?

What about the responsibility of people who work for these companies. Is it not unethical to use work related things for their personal use?

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Posted: 03 March 2007 at 10:37pm | IP Logged

Uff!!

This is really a major issue!!Companies should'nt block the sites!!

Right now in my company IF is not blocked!!

But I Log into IF only in my Lunch time,evening snackstime and spend quality time on IF in my home after the office!! Nowadays I check pms early in the morning in home itself!! Then I find somany of DM friends lighthouse ji,CB ji,QWERTYUIOPASDFJ ji,Merimaid QTji online.

In my lunch time I still find Maya ji,CB ji and QT di online!!LOL

In the evening all the friends will be online!!

Cheers,

Mythili

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Posted: 04 March 2007 at 12:01am | IP Logged
MYTH.. now u r mentioning CB and me online at all times of the day this is why he called u my evil mom Wink

I am glad that companies are bocking these sites.they are so addictive and can turn perfectly responsible and brainy individuals into forever logged in- "whatever" they like to call themselves. Dead Dead
No offense, I am talking about myself.

When N comes back, I am going to get him switch the main router from airport to linksys and then block IF during day time and unblock it only for few hours at night. Look at how pathetic I am and I am sure I am not alone.   If someone employs addicts like me and does not block IF, they can kiss the company profit goodbye Dead Dead Dead

Edited by mermaid_QT - 04 March 2007 at 12:03am

qwertyesque

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Posted: 04 March 2007 at 12:40am | IP Logged
Originally posted by velun

Most IT companies these days BAN and BLOCK websites such as INDIA FORUMS and such. They do not allow people to access to such sites or even Yahoo Messenger etc.,

Web sites such as India Forums come as "Messaging/Chatboards" and users are blocked access to such web sites at work.

I think companies have a right to do that as their BANDWIDTH is being used for non-work related activities, and eventually the companies pay for the bandwidth and for this browsing. Also, people tend to get diverted from their work and could spoil the workplace.

Most companies even ban "blogging" . They also block access to SPORTS sites such as CRICINFO etc., and also some sleazy web sites as reported.

Someone had said that the company and the company owner are  "TWISTED" if companies BAN/BLOCK such sites. DO you all think so?

What about the responsibility of people who work for these companies. Is it not unethical to use work related things for their personal use?

man veri true.. they should ban it.. or block it or whatever....

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Posted: 04 March 2007 at 10:27am | IP Logged
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Posted: 04 March 2007 at 10:49am | IP Logged
Originally posted by velun

Someone had said that the company and the company owner are  "TWISTED" if companies BAN/BLOCK such sites. DO you all think so?

YES! in open culture any kind of restriction might impact negatively. Misusage is a possibility by some sections, track and take corrective measures. Cost will be involved. agreed but I believe individuals working in open environments are more productive and productivity will very well cover this cost.

What about the responsibility of people who work for these companies. Is it not unethical to use work related things for their personal use?

Its absolutely unethical when assigned deliverables are impacted, not only net usage but any kind of personal work should not be billed. All comes to responsible individuals, can talk about me - if at all I go overboard with usage of work resources for personal work, I compensate by working from home or working during weekends without billing for that time. Finally I make sure my deliverables are never impacted.If they do, then before we come to know action is already taken.LOL

SholaJoBhadkey

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Posted: 04 March 2007 at 11:17am | IP Logged
Our university hasn't banned any site except the x-rated ones which are a no-no in any case, in this part of the world. I guess they know that between preparing, teaching, revising, examining, marking, and discussing student performances, we have hardly any breathing space Ouch The question of misusing office time doesn't arise; instead, we misuse home time by doing office work at home. I have prepared three grammar exams while reading and responding to topics on DM Wacko

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