Anyone else find poeple who abuse internet privilages at work really annoying??

November 18, 2008 11:05am CST
In my last job, a new girl started and she spent all day on Facebook and therefore created an issue about internet privilages. I was in recruitment so it was a pretty busy 'get your head down' type of environment but before this girl started my boss was aware how hard we all worked and didn't mind if we took a 5 min 'personal internet use' break. Now there have been huge bust-ups at work over it because of this one girl who spoilt it for the rest of us! As someone who barely uses the internet at work as I have it at home, in the 6 months I was there I went on maybe 5 times for my own use. I got 'caught' on hotmail (which winds me up cause it sounds like I was doing something wrong to get 'caught') and it was a huge issue, I expressed how rarely I go on it and didn't appologise because I generally thought there was nothing wrong with it as he knew how hard I worked and before the new girl started the odd times I did use personal sites I did it quite openly as I knew it was accepted. So from that day on I decided I'd never use the internet at work again- I thought it was the mature approach. But that new girl? and most of the other staff? regularly go on personal sites if they think they won't get caught. Just feels like others are ruining it for people who genuinely think work is for working and have a good attitude
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@dawnald (84147)
• Shingle Springs, California
18 Nov 08
Which is why I need to get off the internet now and start working!!!
18 Nov 08
Haha!! I like ur honesty!
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@dawnald (84147)
• Shingle Springs, California
18 Nov 08
Thank you. Well I did get off but now I'm on lunch. Must get off again in about 20 minutes...
@adihindu (1922)
• India
19 Nov 08
I do use the internet for personal use in the free hours like lunch time and other free times. But if someone is using internet by skipping their work or putting it in pending or along with work is not at all a good practise. But using the internet in free times is always welcome.
@kaka135 (14087)
• Malaysia
19 Nov 08
Well, I don't mind if someone surfs net, as long as he has completed his assignments or tasks. I've this junior, whom is a new girl too. Perhaps she saw the freedom of our company, and she started to abuse it. Many times when I turned around and looked at her laptop screen, she's always been surfing net or chatting with her friends using messenger. What annoyed me was that, I've given her some tasks to do, and she hasn't complete the tasks yet, and the tasks keep delaying.