Draconian, Hitler-like Employers Much?

A friend from my past called me up to catch up with me last Sunday. It’s really nice to talk about the long gone good old times and our visions about the future as the clock ticks tock away.

The guy is a guy best friend. My relationship with him is of course, completely platonic. We practically grew up together and don’t always agrees with each other’s opinion and I still can’t forgive him for laughing at me instead of helping me up when I fell into the muddy paddy field when we were kids.

As of late, he wasn’t really happy at work as his new employer have restricted policy where Internet usage is concerned, something that I take for granted as I never have such problems, considering I am my own boss. Apparently this friend of mine is pretty unhappy about not being able to access various social networking sites while at work, and his employer even have this backward policy where they discourage involvment in the social media world.

Now, I don’t know what the general public’s opinion in regards to using office Internet for personal reasons, but for me, as long as my employee can perform, I would not even care if they’re to masquerade as a Pay Per View adult performer online.

I believed in treating adults like adults, and I won’t care about what personal things employees decided to put up on the Internet. There should be no draconian, moralistic guidelines attempting to govern  workers’ private lives. So long as it wasn’t work-related, and didn’t impact negatively on the business, it should not matter.

To me, should people stumbled across whatever personal jokes that has been posted online by an individual;  I’d probably pass them as human, with senses of humour instead of taking offence.

Cleffairy: Still living in a backward country, aren’t we?

4 comments

  1. Cleffairy says:

    Yes indeed. If not mistaken, Claire seems to have the same problem too. I seems to recalled that she said no more blog hopping at work as it was blocked!

  2. Christopher says:

    I agreed! As long as you did your work, the employers shouldn’t monitor their emmployees internet usage like teachers look after kids. Afterall, we need the internet to research too. I guess his employer is still not very IT savvy and living in the past.

    • Cleffairy says:

      Like I said in my post, I believed in treating adults like adults, and I won’t care about what personal things employees decided to put up on the Internet. Plus, if the employee can perform, why be so backward as to adhere to ‘strict’ SOP? Internet is not really pleasure these days, but it is a necessity to speed up our work with.

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