My Boss saw me myLotting.. Had a close shave...

@mr_pearl (5037)
India
December 22, 2011 12:46pm CST
Dear fellows... I was just caught.. Let me explain.. I sit alone in my bay... As there is no one else, I do a lot of myLotting on a different system than mine, during the 4-5 hours when I am alone. Just now, my Boss walked into my bay all of a sudden and saw me working on other system. He heard the keyboard going hard, he said and so he came to check... He asked me,'what are you doing?' I could have locked the myLot system and said I am doing nothing... But I knew it would be futile... So I thought I should tell the truth... And I did.. I showed him everything... And waited... He simply smiled and said go on... He just asked me to maintain my scores in the office. If I did that he would ignore what I am doing... I have never lost my scores, they are always above the criteria and nothing wrong ever (except for a foolish mistake last week)... I am so glad... I will now do a lot of myLotting without any trouble, as the boss knows about it... :) Thank God! It was a close shave... Have you ever been through such tight spots?? Your experience, please... :) Happy myLotting...
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14 responses
@Sanitary (3969)
• Singapore
25 Dec 11
U are lucky to have a good boss, and u have yourself to thank as well. U have performed well in your work and that's why your boss chose to turn a blind eye to what u are doing in the office. If your performance is not satisfactory to him, he would have given u a lashing or even banned u from accessing sites outside of work. That's the same case for me, i allow my performance at work speak for me, and in return, i get more freedom compared to the others.
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@mr_pearl (5037)
• India
25 Dec 11
Hi.. Yes, my performance has been upto the mark... My boss had said this to me, if I maintain my scores, he would protect me... Because he has to answer for his team's performance... If the scores are up, he doesn't have to face things.. You see its all mutual thing. That is why he let me go... I'm glad to talk to you about this, as we have been through similar circumstances... Thank you!
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@simsim11 (106)
23 Dec 11
You have a good boss, no doubt. But I am against login any of the social networking sites in the office. It will steal a lot of time . The Company is paying to the employee for utilising the maximum time for the office. We are paying for 8 hours and if we use only 6 hours only for the office work, then we are cheating the company. Others will follow you in such cases and they never follow you to score high in the office.
@mr_pearl (5037)
• India
23 Dec 11
HI SimSim... Yes, he is a good and generous guy.. I am not really stealing anything... These days, we don't have work for half the time... And I utilize that time at myLot.. It is better to be busy with myLot than to get into dirty politics which goes on in the corporate world here... And it doesn't cost the company anything... It is a multi-billion company, I don't think my internet access will make a difference to them...
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23 Dec 11
Your boss is so kind man. And you are excellent in your work. But your title abstact me.
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@mr_pearl (5037)
• India
23 Dec 11
Thanks a lot... What is wrong with the title, anyhow???
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@ifa225 (11098)
• Indonesia
23 Dec 11
Hi Mr Pearl Same here with me.. now my office is empty. there is none here. and i had finished my job already. so i do lotting here. but fortunately, no one caught me in the act...lol but if they do maybe i will feel the same way like you do.. at least i am not wasting just for gossiping ...
@mr_pearl (5037)
• India
23 Dec 11
Hi Ifa... Yes, it is good to do a little lotting than to waste time in gossiping... Be careful... Not every boss likes this.. And even if your boss finds it, you don't have to worry. Just tell your boss that you're done with your job & now doing a little writing on the internet.. :-). Good Luck & Take Care...
@ifa225 (11098)
• Indonesia
23 Dec 11
if my boss saw me...maybe i should ask him as my referral..lol have a nice lotting Mr.Pearl..
@mr_pearl (5037)
• India
23 Dec 11
That will be a nice idea Ifa... just be careful... Good Luck!!!!
@LittleMel (14059)
• Canada
22 Dec 11
no. not even close. but the places I worked I was mostly away from my desk so using pc is only possible when it's time for paperwork and usually when it's that time of the day paperwork comes flowing which means no time for mylotting either
@mr_pearl (5037)
• India
22 Dec 11
Oh.. you still have paperwork!! In our office, they discourage us from using papers.. When the client visits us, we are not allowed to leave any paper on our desks.... And if there is any paper, it must have a valid reason for its presence... I think this is mostly due to the speed.. It is better to work on PCs as the speed is way greater than the manual work... Thanks a lot for sharing...
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@LittleMel (14059)
• Canada
22 Dec 11
yep we still use papers it sucks I know
@mr_pearl (5037)
• India
22 Dec 11
Yeah, it is harmful from the point of view of the environment... And also, it reduces the speed of your work... Result: slow work, more workers needed and quality hampered...
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@shibham (17025)
• India
23 Dec 11
Oh... thats interesting and from now you are free. I am giving you an idea, make him your referral here in mylot and make him addicted., then you will be more free from him. have a nice time.
@enelym001 (8333)
• Philippines
23 Dec 11
Hi shibham, that's really a great idea
@mr_pearl (5037)
• India
23 Dec 11
Yes, he has been asking me about it since then... And probably, he will become a member soon... You see he has a lot of work and can't devote a lot of time to myLot... But I'll try to persuade him... Thank you!
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• Indonesia
23 Dec 11
I knew that my boss had ever seen me doing something all over my computer. I bought me a computer and each time he saw me online he just paid attention and asked me what I was doing. I just kept silence then he went to look into my computer and he knew I did mylotting. I was sure he didn't even have any ideas what myLot was, because I have never explained with him what myLot was?
@mr_pearl (5037)
• India
23 Dec 11
Hi... I think you should let him know.. It is better that way... I know my boss is the one who's gonna save me if anything goes wrong in the office.. He had told me one thing in the beginning, Never To Lie... He told me to be frank with him and he promised he would take care of me...
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• Indonesia
23 Dec 11
Good suggestion. I considered that I didn't have to tell him what I was doing, since he too often looked at my computer but he never paid attention seriously what I was doing. Sometimes, he just glanced at my computer when I did typing. A few of my friend knew that I have joined online income or make money online at the internet. He is typically a good boss and he doesn't care about what I was doing, what he cared about the job or work we've been doing was everything ok. That's all he wanted to know from his employee and staff as well.
• United States
22 Dec 11
I'm sure I have but none come to mind at the moment. I think it was very brave of you to tell the truth to your boss. Anyone else might have immediately come up w/ a good lie, but you chose to tell your boss the truth instead. I'm sure he greatly appreciated that since that is a rare quality in most employees nowadays. Don't allow MyLot to interfere with your job though because you want to know what else is rare? An understanding boss ... LOL
@mr_pearl (5037)
• India
22 Dec 11
HI Miss... thanks a lot... Yes, that was the best thing to do.. I couldn't think of anything else... He asked me about it in details before some time.. I guess, he will like to join mylot too... :) I wouldn't let anything interfere with my job, as when I have work, I don't think of anything else.. But it gets boring when there is no work at all... :(
@mr_pearl (5037)
• India
22 Dec 11
Oh Yes, you are right... An understanding BOSS is very rare these days...
@Hatley (159260)
• Garden Grove, California
25 Dec 11
mr pearl pretend you are the boss and the man you hired to work for you is busy not doing what he is su pposed to but my lottiine, wow'most bosses would just tell you to pick up your checkl. you were hired for w2hat youo can do for the c ompany not to mylot so if he is l enient woa as most wou ld not be. I feel you should no mylot when you are in wo rking hours,mylot on breaks and lunch time instead.
@mr_pearl (5037)
• India
26 Dec 11
Hi Hatley... Thanks a lot for the advice... I admit that what I did wasn't right... I broke the rules.. And if my boss has been lenient then its only because my scores are always maintained and upto the mark... He won't interfere and would promise to protect, he said, if the scores were good... It has become kind of mutual understanding... And yet, your advice can't be neglected, as I'm going to change the job soon.. And I should not carry on my habit of myLotting while at work... Thank you!
@enelym001 (8333)
• Philippines
23 Dec 11
I really thought he will get mad at you, thankfully he did not So now you are free to do it as long as you don't have so much work
@mr_pearl (5037)
• India
23 Dec 11
Oh yes, I am free to do myLotting at office... In fact, right now I am doing it in my office only... I know my scores are up to date so there is no trouble at all.. I am thankful that my Boss is so cooperative... Thanks a lot EN... :)
@jazel_juan (15767)
• Philippines
23 Dec 11
been there. Good thing i also have a good standing here in the office that my boss ignores it too!
@mr_pearl (5037)
• India
23 Dec 11
Hi... I'm glad to talk to you, as we have had similar experience... Yes, if we are good at work they won't say a thing... :-).. Happy myLotting...
@naija4real (1293)
23 Dec 11
I have been caught by my manager in the course of mylotting. He asked me what I am doing but I told him i am just trying to communicate. He smiled and left me. But I now do much of mylotting work at home especially when I am too busy with official job.
@mr_pearl (5037)
• India
23 Dec 11
Hi... Glad to talk to someone who has been through this.. You see if we maintain our scores, then everyone will let us go with it... I don't have a lot to do in the office so I do myLotting... When I have work, I don't do anything at all... Thank you!
@SIMPLYD (75303)
• Philippines
23 Dec 11
Well, your boss cannot complain about it, because he knows you have maintained your scores in the office. And maybe he sees that you really have nothing more to do, so he just let you, so you will not be bored. Lucky you, my friend.
@mr_pearl (5037)
• India
23 Dec 11
Yes Miss, I got lucky.. I think he appreciated my frankness and as there was no work too, he just let me go... He said, alright, go on.. Later he told me to be careful from others... I said yes.. Probably, he'll join myLot soon too... :-) Thanks a lot!
@adhyz82 (36289)
• Indonesia
13 Jan 12
congratulations..you had a good boss i think i understand if he is angry when you do mylotting in office hours.. but if your boss approve as long as you had done all your office burden and responsibility, it`s good for you..