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2008/05/16 14:22:12 (permalink)

Ever been caught on the internet at work?

as title says.

I got caught a couple of years ago when I worked in an office. The boss caught me on muscletalk and piston heads. Crept up on me the bastid!

She said "whats this muscletalk your on Ed". I was like "errrrr its nothing" She then read the bodybuilding forum bit at the top and said really loud "what you looking at bodybuilding sites for" (this was a time before I started training so was dead skinny and just doing some research into the hobby).

Everyone around then came over and started making jokes about how I was reading about bb'ing etc, which made me feel a bit stupid lol.

Needless to say when I saw a group of them out a few weeks ago they seemed to find it hard to make jokes.
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    RE: Ever been caught on the internet at work? 2008/05/16 14:23:25 (permalink)
    not directly but they monitor and record everything we do on-line so i guess thats a yes then

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    RE: Ever been caught on the internet at work? 2008/05/16 14:25:37 (permalink)
    I block all sites unrelated to work so my staff can't get caught even if they tried Works out best for all of us!
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    RE: Ever been caught on the internet at work? 2008/05/16 14:27:48 (permalink)


    Mine know

    Don't care either
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    RE: Ever been caught on the internet at work? 2008/05/16 14:29:11 (permalink)
    yup all the time, they knwo i'm on here when they dont give me work
    for a stretch of 2 weeks i've been on the internet here before, at my old company i was doing nothing (and i mean nothing) for 4 months before.

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    RE: Ever been caught on the internet at work? 2008/05/16 14:29:53 (permalink)
    I'm the IT Manager so I know ways not to get caught.

    But besides that, our company policy is such that private telephone calls, and internet usage within reasonable limits is tolerated.

    Of course we have some blacklisted sites etc.



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    RE: Ever been caught on the internet at work? 2008/05/16 14:37:58 (permalink)
    Ever since I got caught my left hand never left the alt and tab button.

    I used to work in an open office so would have to quickly switch between screens when someone came. I found the alt tab technique much more effective. Saves fumbling around trying to minimise the screen with the mouse.
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    RE: Ever been caught on the internet at work? 2008/05/16 14:39:53 (permalink)

    ORIGINAL: eddie182
    I found the alt tab technique much more effective.



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    RE: Ever been caught on the internet at work? 2008/05/16 14:46:33 (permalink)

    ORIGINAL: gwilym

    I block all sites unrelated to work so my staff can't get caught even if they tried Works out best for all of us!

    What's that 99.99% of the web!! I don't underatand some sites that get get banned, during breaks some people want to chill and browse.


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    RE: Ever been caught on the internet at work? 2008/05/16 14:50:21 (permalink)
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    RE: Ever been caught on the internet at work? 2008/05/16 14:51:24 (permalink)

    ORIGINAL: Northern Rocker

    I'm the IT Manager so I know ways not to get caught.

    But besides that, our company policy is such that private telephone calls, and internet usage within reasonable limits is tolerated.

    Of course we have some blacklisted sites etc.


    The benefits of working in IT. I'm the same; as long as work gets done then there's no problems.

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    RE: Ever been caught on the internet at work? 2008/05/16 14:52:44 (permalink)
    Nobody cares here, very relaxed

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    RE: Ever been caught on the internet at work? 2008/05/16 14:54:41 (permalink)
    northern rocker - lol

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    RE: Ever been caught on the internet at work? 2008/05/16 14:55:33 (permalink)
    I think if you work for a small company you have open access.

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    RE: Ever been caught on the internet at work? 2008/05/16 15:21:18 (permalink)
    its found that staff work better with a completely un work related break of 15 mins every 2 hours or so.
    so going on non offensive sites in a break time i dont see as a problem.
    they monitor our usage but im in sales so if your making them money i dont think they have a problem with it.
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    RE: Ever been caught on the internet at work? 2008/05/16 15:23:47 (permalink)
    Part of my job is to monitor Internet activity at work. Caught one of the Company Director's soliciting prostitutes on the web not so long ago.

    At first, I thought he was surfing for porn, but then I realised he was looking at massage parlour / escort sites based in Cambridgeshire when he was in that particular area for a meeting one day, then a couple of sites in the Bury area when he was up at Warrington.
    Did some digging, and it seems he stays away from home a lot during the working week.

    Did I grass him up ? Of course. Did he lose his job some months later. Yes. Was I happy. Yes.

    Had nothing to do with him doing an office re-arrange some months earlier, and me ending up getting kicked out of my nice big office, in favour of sharing a smaller one with 2 other Managers. Honest.

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    RE: Ever been caught on the internet at work? 2008/05/16 16:44:11 (permalink)
    I got a verbal warning for my internet usage F8ck it it got me on the list for the muscletalk member of the year
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    RE: Ever been caught on the internet at work? 2008/05/16 17:46:28 (permalink)
    Your proud of that? Good on you

    ORIGINAL: Smacky

    Part of my job is to monitor Internet activity at work. Caught one of the Company Director's soliciting prostitutes on the web not so long ago.

    At first, I thought he was surfing for porn, but then I realised he was looking at massage parlour / escort sites based in Cambridgeshire when he was in that particular area for a meeting one day, then a couple of sites in the Bury area when he was up at Warrington.
    Did some digging, and it seems he stays away from home a lot during the working week.

    Did I grass him up ? Of course. Did he lose his job some months later. Yes. Was I happy. Yes.

    Had nothing to do with him doing an office re-arrange some months earlier, and me ending up getting kicked out of my nice big office, in favour of sharing a smaller one with 2 other Managers. Honest.

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    RE: Ever been caught on the internet at work? 2008/05/16 21:01:06 (permalink)

    ORIGINAL: Smacky

    Part of my job is to monitor Internet activity at work. Caught one of the Company Director's soliciting prostitutes on the web not so long ago.

    At first, I thought he was surfing for porn, but then I realised he was looking at massage parlour / escort sites based in Cambridgeshire when he was in that particular area for a meeting one day, then a couple of sites in the Bury area when he was up at Warrington.
    Did some digging, and it seems he stays away from home a lot during the working week.

    Did I grass him up ? Of course. Did he lose his job some months later. Yes. Was I happy. Yes.

    Had nothing to do with him doing an office re-arrange some months earlier, and me ending up getting kicked out of my nice big office, in favour of sharing a smaller one with 2 other Managers. Honest.



    Your an ar5ehole mate.. so his family are now without an income because of you... what a t00l.

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    RE: Ever been caught on the internet at work? 2008/05/16 21:09:13 (permalink)
    Out of curiosity, can work monitor your IT usage even if you dont see that vsm icon or another type of monitor software on your comp?

    Im on it quite a lot.

    For example, can even if you delete cookies, temp files, history etc, can they still see how much time in total youve spent in a day on it and such?

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