How do you feel working with a camera on you?

United States
March 24, 2007 4:27am CST
I have a security camera on me the whole time I'm at work. At first, I choose the computer farthest away from it whan I wanted to get on the internet. I got on for a few min, standing, then get off. I didn't want it to be obvious that I was messing on-line instead of working. Now I pull up a chair and sit for hours! Since I work the night shift at a hotel, there isn't much to do. The camera can't see when I'm lounging on the love seat (whew!!) but it watched me when I'm behind the counter. I really don't think anyone even watches it, cuz no one has ever said anything to be about anything I do. But I still feel like someone is always watching, so I try not to pick my nose or anything. I bend over the other direction etc... I guess they'd only need to watch if there is a problem. I wave at it and make faces all the time, just cuz it's wierd to have it staring at me all the time. I went into the manager's office once when he came in before the end of my shift once to see the range of it, so I know how far I have to get to not be seen.
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@xelissa (777)
• New Zealand
24 Mar 07
If that happened to me, I'd feel like I'm not worth being trusted or I'd have to prove myself. Thankfully that is not the case for me, but I know what it feels like, I've been stalked before too and that's been real creepy
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• United States
1 Apr 07
I'm glad no one watches them because for the last two weekends, I've been posted in front of the computer most of the night... myLot is addictive!!
• Australia
6 Apr 07
I guess by now most of workplaces have security cameras installed somewhere.I sometimes think about it too if someone is watching me while I'm in my workplace(department store)but if your doing nothing wrong -let them watch,it must be a boring kind of job and you making faces might give them a laugh anyhow!
• United States
7 Apr 07
Yeah, it can be a boring job since I work 11pm-7am. NOTHING going on during these hours. But that's ok, cuz I have time to be here talking to everyone, as well as read my Bible or take care of my Avon business. I chose this shift for that reason.
@estherlou (5017)
• United States
25 Mar 07
I think that you must get used to it, or in time will forget about it. My husband is a manager in a convenience store. The cameras are not looking out into the store, but on the counter and at the clerk...almost as if they trusted the customers more than the employees! I guess they are just watching the cash drawer. It did turn out to be a good thing, once. A woman came in and threw a big fit about something, then complained to corporate and said my husband got angry at her and threw her change at her. By reviewing the tapes, he was absolved.
• United States
25 Mar 07
Yeah, we had a guest leave a lap-top in his room once. It was being held at the front desk, but when he came back to pick it up, it was gone. They reviewed the tapes and saw an employee who kept messing with it. Then when he was leaving, he and his grilfriend were walking very close side by side as he held something between them. So he was fired and the hotel bought the guest a new computer. I don't know why no one pressed charges!!
@TerryZ (22083)
• United States
6 Apr 07
I wouldnt want a job where you have to have a camera on you.I would feel so uncomfortable. And when I get tired I tend to get silly so I would too be making faces at the camera.LOL