Oh No, we're getting to lose internet!

@neildc (17253)
Lapu-Lapu City, Philippines
September 30, 2009 12:19am CST
I was confronted by my boss about internet usage of my other co-employees here whom are also members of myLot. She wants them restricted of internet connections. This is something I am afraid to happen now. We have wifi connection here. And when these 2 other members wanted to have internet in their desktops, they ask me if it's okay if they will just buy from their own pockets, their own USB LAN dongles. In that way, they can always get to login to mylot and other businesses they may have online. They always go online even during time of work, during office hours. And other employees noticed that, even our boss. I blame myself, I told my boss. But I also explained to her that I gave the 2 permission about their internet connection but in no way forget their responsibilities and priorities with regards to their work. I also told her about mylot, why we should not be restricted with internet connections. I am just afraid, that if we get barred using the internet, totally, we may lost extra income or my earnings will slow down or it may get low. Gosh.
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22 responses
@thea09 (18327)
• Greece
30 Sep 09
Hi Neil, sorry to hear you may lose your internet access at work but am frankly amazed that you are allowed to use it for personal stuff in the first place. Things must have changed a lot but when I worked in the UK we were not allowed to use the internet at all in case we used it for anything person. Even emails which weren't related to work were a dismissable offence, as they were paying us to work not spend time on unrelated work things. This even went so far as the company being able to access our emails to ensure they were only work related and not personal. It was a pain as one could have legitimately used email for personal stuff during a break so not be on company time but that was not allowed to. I may be about to lose mine as the lap top is unreadable, I'm on the dodgy spare which isn't wireless and has no email to link to mylot. Looks like we're both going to have our time here reduced.
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@neildc (17253)
• Lapu-Lapu City, Philippines
30 Sep 09
hi thea. well actually, we are not allowed to use it for personal use. but since it's here, and the quality of my work never been sacrificed, even my boss agrees with it. i know their works never been affected by internet, it's just that there are people here who looks at it negatively. what made me disappointed when we lost connection here, is the connection i have when i am at home, and i have to use only my phone. i get very poor connection there.
@agv0419 (3029)
• Philippines
30 Sep 09
They don't need to neglect their responsibilities in the office. Sometimes it hard to focus on your job if you have internet connection in the office that's why other companies don't have internet connection so that their employees don't abuse it. It sad news but I think if your boss thinks that internet is useful to your office I think she would consider it and allowing the usage of it every break.
@neildc (17253)
• Lapu-Lapu City, Philippines
30 Sep 09
thanks for commenting here, agv. well, that's one thing i can tell my boss, that they never forget their work and besides, they have no back-logs. but some people here thought negatively when they see other personnel in the computer, or just surfing the net. they will say that internet for them is useless. i think i can convince my boss to reconsider her decision, i hope i can. but with my own desktop, i am sure she will not bar me because there are some tasks that i need internet. i hope, she may change her mind and ignore those negative thinking people here.
30 Sep 09
Hi Neil, That is such a shame, but you know people can take advantage and to be hone with you if I was employing them I wouldn't let them do mylotting in the office hours and and if they abuse that, that is it, I maybe a bit hard but you don't abuse it. Hugs. Tamara
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@Hatley (164450)
• Garden Grove, California
30 Sep 09
I agree wholeheartedly as one is hired to do a job they should do it, and if they want to do mylot it has to be on breaks' or at lunch hours, or wait til they get home. work is work,playis play.
@neildc (17253)
• Lapu-Lapu City, Philippines
1 Oct 09
i can understand you both, tamara and patsie. but i can assure both of you that we are not neglecting our duties. we still know our priorities. by the way, can they say, they don't play at work?
30 Sep 09
Ow, I hope it won't be getting any bad. =) You know, there must be somehow price of being honest, regardless whoever he/she is. Well, I believe that the restricition is made because of your boss' point-of-view that using internet while working just makes the employees work less than they should be. But as long as your boss doesn't know it, it should be fine. You know what I mean. But getting internet from the 'USB' dongle is not helpful that much, I prefer wireless connection rather than USB, I don't know why maybe because of its allowance.
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@neildc (17253)
• Lapu-Lapu City, Philippines
1 Oct 09
that's the point, when i allowed them to get their dongles without letting the boss know about it, never get caught, never let others know that they have connections already. it's actually my fault as i told the boss. but these two girls were so careless, sorry to you janebeth and xchyler. usb dongle for wireless land area connection can only connect to the internet via wireless router (the wifi technology) is not the same as the cellular network's usb modem for direct connection to the internet. wlan can connect to wifi hotspots anytime, if it's free, but some have to get permission to server where connection is possible with access code supplied. usb modem works just like the usualyl telephone line, only that it's wireless. but you can bring it wherever you want and can connect to the internet wherever there is signal.
@iceydon (342)
• Philippines
30 Sep 09
I think its more appropriate to have one's personal online business dealings out of working hours.The priorities and responsibilities would be neglected if doin work and online business are at the same time.
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@neildc (17253)
• Lapu-Lapu City, Philippines
1 Oct 09
i agree with you. but if we can do it during office hours when everything has done, no pending works. we can still play at work, just like others did.
@patofgold23 (5075)
• Philippines
1 Oct 09
oh neil...its so sad to hear that! but do you think they will totally restrict you all from using internet? How can an office operate without interent?
@neildc (17253)
• Lapu-Lapu City, Philippines
1 Oct 09
i think it will not be a hundred percent internet-less office we will be. the two may lose or one of them. me and one of those computers have to be connected in sometime of the day to update the records, connecting through that router, wireless. so if the one will lose her connection, she can still use the other computer on lunch breaks. or when someone never sees her doing that. just don't let the boss or the other bad and negative thinker caught her.
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• Philippines
1 Oct 09
.........ah that s*cks...!! why'd you ever tell anybody of your mylotting activities??? bossess will react for sure.
@neildc (17253)
• Lapu-Lapu City, Philippines
1 Oct 09
do you really think this is the end of our mylotting? do you really think i did another wrong move by telling her about mylot?
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@cherrc (666)
• Philippines
1 Oct 09
hi neil! that would be sad. i hope the issue about using the internet would die soon. is it possible if u and ur coleagues could a lie-low or just not talk about it for now or would somehow divert ur boss as welll as other employees' attention to some other matters? i dont know the nature of work u have in the office but internet nowadays is somewhat a necessity in every company. it helps us making our research not really that easy but more productive. how about not-so-stress the obvious? i hope this would help a bit. :)
@neildc (17253)
• Lapu-Lapu City, Philippines
2 Oct 09
i already told them to never abuse the use of internet in their computers, i told them beforehand. but they seem to forget what they should not be doing, as those are personal business. what triggers the issue to get hot is the location of their desk is very visible to everyone. and the most negative thinking person here can always see them mylotting and everything. i just hope things will get better soon.
@cherrc (666)
• Philippines
2 Oct 09
awww...they shouldnt have made it obvious. but then again, let's hope it was just a warning. then they'll have the chance to make up impressions to ur office. good luck neil.ΓΌ
@neildc (17253)
• Lapu-Lapu City, Philippines
2 Oct 09
that's what i want the boss should have told us, maybe, to give us second chance.
@kitty42 (3912)
• United States
30 Sep 09
Hello my friend I am sorry to hear this, I truly hope everything works out for you, really stinks this happened, I hope your boss will decide to give mylot a try, this way she will not want to get ride of the internet ant the work place, will keep my fingers crossed in hopes that everything will work out in your favor my friend. smoochesss
@neildc (17253)
• Lapu-Lapu City, Philippines
1 Oct 09
hi kitty. i think my boss had agreed to still open the line for me, but lesser time now. with the others, still no word for them.
@kitty42 (3912)
• United States
2 Oct 09
Hello my friend I am really glad to hear that hope things work out for all concerned.
@jaiho2009 (39001)
• Philippines
30 Sep 09
Hello neil, This is very sad news my friend.I hope your boss will understand and will give your colleagues a chance.And i also hope your officemates will restrict their internet usage. How i wish i can my internet connection with you now(hahaha,since we had router here at home whew),so,internet connection will no more a problem to you as well as doing mylot too. Have a good day
@jaiho2009 (39001)
• Philippines
30 Sep 09
correction pls: *how i wish i can share my internet connection,typo error (ugh)
@neildc (17253)
• Lapu-Lapu City, Philippines
30 Sep 09
how is wish i can connect from your router well, it's their problem, if we will try to look at everything. because when they ask me if they can connect to internet, i said yes. but if you do, will be very careful not to forget your responsibilities and priorities at work. if they just got to be very careful, although i can say that they have not sacrificed their work. i like to have them continue with mylot because for one, they are my referrals.
• India
1 Oct 09
ya that is also not possible for drag them to impair with usb. well you can request them to use less or just blank to point speak them that if they didn't stop using internet in office you will report it to upper level(upper level than boss)
@neildc (17253)
• Lapu-Lapu City, Philippines
1 Oct 09
yes, that would be unfair to them. anyway, we still hace to talk more and will try to settle everything. thanks.
• India
1 Oct 09
neildc, usage of internet for personal use in office hour is not should be always as it will take away responsibilitis toward your job. so kindly discontinue the 2 person connection of internet vide block of usb port, ya you can do it simply by UNPLUGING USB WIRE SOCKET INSIDE CPU. So that Boss will happy and other 2 will not be against you as you didn't did anything (don't do it in front of them or do it when nobody is in office)
@neildc (17253)
• Lapu-Lapu City, Philippines
1 Oct 09
i like your suggestion. but i don't think this is possible as there are some people who also use usb flash disks that sometimes needs to use those computers. it may be unfair also for them to totally barred them the usb facilities in their computers.
@leoling (173)
• Singapore
1 Oct 09
Don't worry, I am sure your boss is a good guy. Just talk nicely to her that you all really need this extra income to support home and you all will more focus on work during work hours, and only lotting during break.
@neildc (17253)
• Lapu-Lapu City, Philippines
1 Oct 09
i was trying to convince her why i, for one, should not get barred from using the internet. she knows what are my duties and she understand that i needs the connection. i also explained her what mylot is, which gives us extra income. she understands that, that i need extra income, for she knows my family. but the thing is, internet connection will be available in lesser time than before.
@Hatley (164450)
• Garden Grove, California
30 Sep 09
hi neildc I know from listening to my bestfriend who works at some sort of decapitation center for health insurance that employers are getting more and more concerned with how much time employees spend doing their job and how much being on the net not doing their jobs. she and her fellow workers can be on the net for their own thing during breaks and at lunch hours. otherwise it is a no no for her and her fellow employees. I can see both sides of course, and really you are supposed to be working for your employer so you should do mylotting on breaks and at lunch hours. my friend eats at her desk and does her own thing on the net during her lunch hour.
@neildc (17253)
• Lapu-Lapu City, Philippines
1 Oct 09
this is the one that our boss had proposed yesterday, to me. but if thing comes to worst, they really have to stop using their computers for internet and other personal business. it the boss will push through with putting some security to the router, sorry to say, they will totally lose their connections.
@biman_s (1061)
• India
30 Sep 09
That's really a bad news but you have to understand where your boss stands. During working hours you can't just go online and spend time on some social sites or forums like mylot. They can do this during their break. I hope everything sorts out for the best.
@neildc (17253)
• Lapu-Lapu City, Philippines
1 Oct 09
yes really, very bad news indeed. but she said that they can still do it during lunch break. now that it's up again, we are have only limited time for mylotting.
@ella_l (64)
• Philippines
30 Sep 09
our company, even though allows internet connection, limits the sites that we can access. like websites for researching and verifying data are okay but most social networking sites are restricted. Maybe you can tell your boss to consider this option instead of totally banning internet connection. I'm hoping the best for you, wishing that you and your boss cam work things out ^_^
@neildc (17253)
• Lapu-Lapu City, Philippines
1 Oct 09
we are actually allowed to use the internet, especially for the higher ranking officials, because they really need internet when they have something to research. but with the lower ranking employees, not everyone is allowed. with my co-employees who are also members here, they can still use the internet, as the boss had said, only on lunch breaks. i can actually set the time to get the line open, but i have to make sure nothing will get wrong again. we can still use it, just like now, but with limited time. meaning, less time to mylot.
@mermaidivy (15412)
• United States
30 Sep 09
Oh that's a bad news... I don't like to have restricted internet access... remember the first job that I had was working at the credit card department in a bank, we were restricted to have internet access because somebody was caught to browse some sorf of violent website you know... so since then we stopped to be able to go on the internet but only the company websites and portal, that was no fun... I mean even though i just wanted to check the email and stuff, we couldn't. I think when we are able to go on the internet and do some personal stuff, we just need to be careful and don't let your boss see it.
@neildc (17253)
• Lapu-Lapu City, Philippines
1 Oct 09
that's one thing they forgot, with regards to my co-employees here, to not let everyone caught them going online. but i assure the boss that i was only mylot that keeps them busy when they finished their works. but some people here are too negative thinkers.
@irene3184 (900)
• Philippines
30 Sep 09
Really? You must restrict your officemate not to overused or either way not to abused . They must fulfill first their duties before doing some part time work. I understand your situation because I am also an employee and online for 8 hours in a day. We have a quota and after I reach my quota. I give time to do some part time work or post discussions and response to mylot.
@neildc (17253)
• Lapu-Lapu City, Philippines
1 Oct 09
yes of course, we never forget that we have priorities. and i can say that both of them are still good with their work. i just can't understand some people here, when they see people advancing or getting more advanced than them.
@p1kef1sh (45640)
30 Sep 09
I can imagine your dismay Neil. But I am surprised that you are permitted to use the internet at work anyway - especially on sites like myLot where there is a temptation to write discussions etc rather than work. I would suggest that you be allowed access during meal breaks etc and hope that the boss looks kindly on you.
@neildc (17253)
• Lapu-Lapu City, Philippines
1 Oct 09
it is permitted to use the computer and the internet in personal matters even before. it just happen to us because there are some negative thinking people here.
@janebeth (2034)
• Philippines
30 Sep 09
hi neil, i hate this day, this day is the worst of all.. well if they will restrict us about our internet business so let it be, to he** with them.. i am so sorry for saying this word, i am really piss of on her.. this fat girl and this worst old women is just da** go to he**.. , i wish she will be lost or some kinds transfer away out of this office.. why can't she mind her own business? yes i admit i am doing mylot even if it's still working hours but i assure first that i have no pending works before being online.. now because of this incident maybe i can no longer be active in here.. this is the time i can give thanks to all of you, friends thank you so much for everything and maybe this will be my farewell in here.. i will surely miss mylot, being here for 8 hours weekdays is great to me, but now i am loosing it.. bye bye to mylot and bye bye friends, have a great mylotting to all of you.. so sad, janebeth.
@neildc (17253)
• Lapu-Lapu City, Philippines
1 Oct 09
i don't think this is goodbye, jane. i guess we can still go online and do mylotting. just relax and i am trying to work this thing out.
@o0Tora0o (356)
• United States
30 Sep 09
It sounds like your boss has her priorities straight. Regardless of whether or not anyone's work performance has been affected, employees shouldn't be conducting personal business online while they're supposed to be working. Besides, you could all be missing out on opportunities for advancement if you're just doing the bare minimum you're required to do. In my experience, managers tend to take note of the people who go the extra mile and do things on their own initiative... and the people who play around on the clock when they should be working find themselves without jobs.
@neildc (17253)
• Lapu-Lapu City, Philippines
30 Sep 09
i hope this will not happen to them, losing their jobs. we still can work this thing out. and i will try to convince my boss to reconsider her decision. i know she's strict with our rules, but she is light-hearted person too. why in the first place had allowed them to use their computers for their internet business while doing their jobs, because there are times that they are not fully loaded with their work. i know they never neglected their work and i know they have no back-logs. there's just some people who thinks negatively with the internet. well, well, well, i just hope i can convince my boss.
@stephcjh (32327)
• United States
30 Sep 09
That is terrible but I do understand why it has to happen also. I know alot of people like to come to Mylot when they are at work. Alot of them like to make extra money here, but some of them do not do thier job also.
@neildc (17253)
• Lapu-Lapu City, Philippines
30 Sep 09
well for my boss, it's okay to use the computer for personal business, like mylot, as i have explained to her about the site. but what she can't understand is the time of the usage, it should be on lunch break, if they want to go online, but not during office hours. i just hope she will reconsider her decision. and i will also try to convince her not to barred them with the internet.