[UFO Chicago] OT: Email in the workplace

Eric Ellington e.ellington at gmail.com
Thu Aug 3 13:08:10 PDT 2006

What position would you theoretically have? As the theoretical system
administrator I could put the proxy in place, and then let my
workstation go around it. One could argue that this could be necessary
and depending on how the policy is written the Admin might be exempt
from it.

On 8/3/06, Greg Groth <ggroth at gregs-garage.com> wrote:
> On 8/3/2006 2:30 PM, Brian Sobolak wrote:
>  > Hi --
>  >
>  > A theorhetical question:  would you take a job where you were prevented
>  > from accessing your personal email at the office's network?
>  >
>  > brian
>  >
>  > --
>  > Brian Sobolak
>  > http://www.planetshwoop.com/
> Theoretically, how much is the salary?
> At age 38, with 5 kids, I find that my pragmatism has slowly eroded my
> ideals.
> For myself, I would make my decision based on how they are upholding
> this policy.  If they are simply blocking traffic through a proxy
> server, it would seem to me that this was an attempt to keep the
> shenanigans to a minimum and would not bother me all that much.  If they
> were monitoring my workstation with a keylogger to ensure compliance,
> the salary would have to be pretty good for me to put up with this type
> of draconian behavior.
> Greg Groth
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Eric Ellington
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