Do you use the internet from work?

United States
December 18, 2006 10:09am CST
Do you use the internet from work? I've seen a few surveys on this and I think that people aren't quite honest with it. I'd imagine that the true numbers should show that more people do that who admit to it. Some see it as a job perk, others see it as stealing company time and resources. What is your opinion on using the internet for personal reasons while at work (like I'm doing right now)? What is your company policy?
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8 responses
• Canada
19 Dec 06
Hey Watch, Yeah I use internet from my office. Being self-employed though it's really my time anyway. I would like to point out though that if you don;t smoke or drink coffee then why not spend a few minutes here and there surfing.... Smokers get to run off all the time and never get penalized, why should the surfer be treated differently with their time?
• United States
19 Dec 06
I totally agree. Some of the smokers at my office are fiends and take at least 10 breaks a day. It's a bit of a joke here.
@reinydawn (11649)
• United States
18 Dec 06
Guilty as charged.... While at work, I use the Internet for work - I just had to look up some regs for a client. I also use the Internet for ME at work also - like right now... I also use my home computer for work sometimes too, so maybe it evens out a bit? We're a very small firm so I don't know that we have an official policy. I do know that when we have a slew of work to do he doesn't like it at all. I usually get all my work done without any problems so this is just my relaxaion mode inbetween tasks...
• United States
18 Dec 06
I don't see it as any worse than reading the news paper, email a friend via company email, taking a personal call, filing your nails, chatting around the water cooler, etc. There are plenty of time wasters that occur away from the computer. Some people view personal internet use as an evil, but don't consider it to other similar ways to waste time resources. Thanks for being honest.
@go9999 (819)
• India
18 Dec 06
I have my own business,so I do not fall in this.People should try to use the office resources only upto a limit,as not to hurt the ethics of good office manners.
• United States
18 Dec 06
Thanks for commenting. I agree that too much is a bad thing. It isn't against company policy here though and many many people seem to use their corporate email accounts for personal reasons (which I strongly feel falls into the same category even though people often disagree).
@emanusimo (125)
• Italy
18 Dec 06
yes, im18 but i not paly with it.im a webmaster
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• United States
18 Dec 06
Thanks for the comment. I play. Not online games (well, um, maybe every great once and a while), but I do get on message board from time to time and check my email maybe once a day. I ebay on my lunch breaks. I don't really see spending a minimal amount of time as a big deal because people are allowed smoking breaks or are allowed to get up for coffee (which I do neither).
• Philippines
19 Dec 06
before that i'm still working i'm using internet even YM because we're in sales department sometimes, some client give thier orders through YM. But sometimes i just enjoy surfing the net (only if i don't have job. if i already finished all the job that my boss told me to do so)
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@bryelee (452)
• United States
22 Dec 06
No I am a stay at home mom so I use my puter from mom.
@bryelee (452)
• United States
23 Dec 06
I ment to say I use my puter from home, not mom.
@unknownname (1082)
• Malaysia
18 Dec 06
nope ... i never use internet at work for complete any survey ...
@netty79 (992)
• Indonesia
18 Dec 06
never