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Are You At Work When Surfing This Site?

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by LRaccuracy, Jul 17, 2009.

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  1. LRaccuracy

    LRaccuracy Member

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    I know I take gun magazines to work with me and read them on my lunch hour, but I never get to surf because the IT Boys have this site blocked.

    70% of the engineering department visits my filing cabinets and grabs a gun magazine to read throughout the week and everyone ask me what's new in guns. (Like I'm Mr. Wizard of the gun world)

    My question is: Do you surf this site during work hours? Don't worry I'm not your boss and if I were, I'd give you a raise.
     
  2. Norinco982lover

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  3. hso

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    Check positing times. ;)
     
  4. BMF500

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    Yes...I mean no...is this a set up?
     
  5. Gryffydd

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    RDP to an offsite machine listening on port 443 or SSH over the same port. (3389, 22 etc. are blocked)
     
  6. Deanimator

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    I did before I got laid off in February. I was the IT guy in a two person office, so it's not like IT was going to "block" me. I got the boss into shooting. We're looking at importing bullets and loaded ammunition to make up the lost business that made it necessary to lay me off.
     
  7. Jorg Nysgerrig

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    IT departments can and do track this sort of thing and circumventing access control is almost always grounds for immediate termination.
     
  8. glassman

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    Where I work, access is blocked to 'unacceptable' sites with the warning, "internet usage is monitered". Big brother is watching.
     
  9. bearmgc

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    Ah, no. when I'm at work, I work. Funny concept, hey? Some of us Americans actually work, no kidding.
     
  10. mcdonl

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    No, and I lost all my guns in a boating accident.
     
  11. CoRoMo

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    I'm ashamed? to say yes. The bulk of my THR activity happens weekdays 9-5.

    I'm the boss here, and I also do the IT jimmying to the four computers here.

    Recently, I determined that I spend more time here than I should. Somebody's got to run this company and that person is me.
    I've decided to leave the THR community alone when duty calls, but I bounce back in here when I'm waiting for the next fire to put out.

    Over the course of this very post (took me 10-15 minutes or so to complete), both my salesmen have come into my office to discuss a few things (one twice), I spoke to my corporate office about a billing issue, and had to make a call about that issue to the pertaining business. I took a call from a contractor that we work for, and dispatched another one of my employees to other duties. Now, if I can just finish this post, I'm off to do a couple important things.:D My P11 will be with me through it all. :D


    You'll rarely see me here after hours or on the weekend because I have dial-up at home.:barf:
    But I do sometimes dial-up THR from home when I'm bored or need some info.
     
  12. armoredman

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    Of course. This is not a site that is offensive, and occasionally has information interesting to my work.
     
  13. Mikil

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    I,m at work now I dont have the time at home.
     
  14. Blackbeard

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    Depends on what you mean by "at work". Sometimes I work from home, and have unfettered internet access. I haven't tried accessing THR from a work computer yet. However, I got a new iPhone so I have access from anywhere, now.
     
  15. HoosierQ

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    Sites are categorized. One category is "weapons". Some places block them, others do not. Most weapons sights are not objectionable but very few places need information on weapons so they block them simply to cut down on surfing. Frequently the blocking software says "objectionable" for lack of another term.

    We are fixing to block stuff that a) takes up a lot of peoples' time like social networking, movie streaming sites, etc. We're going to leave YouTube because there is valuable medical information out there believe it or not.

    We don't block weapons sites because a) we do not find them objectionable, b) they tend not to take up much bandwidth, and c) they do not represent a very high proportion of internet use. Our corporation is approximately 80% female which probably helps that number (although undoubtedly the most accomplished competitive shooter in the entire corporation is a woman). We are a corporation of 18,000+ employees and about 10,000 PCs...nearly all with internet access.

    The number one non-business use of the internet is our corporation is on-line shopping, followed by porn which goes to great lengths to hide itself and thus is not so easy to block.
     
  16. JoeMal

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    I work from home (IT support), so yes, I get to browse :)
     
  17. LRaccuracy

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    I like the honest answers I am getting. What do you have to lose anyhow by being honest with other shooters. Tell your boss I said it was okay to give you a raise.
     
  18. Nanook

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    Just at lunch, or before work. Like right this minute.

    I don't during hours I'm supposed to working, that wouldn't be right.

    Lots of shooters where I work, so I'm not working with the enemy.
     
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    All the good stuff is filtered.
     
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    I make all my employees sign a paper when they are hired that personal business is not to be conducted while on company property.
    This includes the use of cell phones and computers.

    I expect 8 hours work for 8 hours pay.
    If your not busy or run out of work I expect the employee to let their supervisor know theres a production or service problem.

    When confronted about emergency cell phone calls in case someone is injured I reply the call can go thru the company switch board.

    You get one warning after that your gone.

    I've not really had much problem except with unskilled labor types. They seem to be a dime a dozen.

    I pay 40% more that the going rate and give bonuses for exceeding production schedules.

    Most don't get it until they pay the bills on what lost production time can cost a company.

    If your allowed, go for it.
     
  22. Boba Fett

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    Yep.








    But then again, I sort of am the boss, employee, mail room clerk, accountant, etc. etc....
     
  23. smith52

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    The only time I can get on the internet is at work, no access at the house. Besides got have something to do when business is slow.
     
  24. kidrice

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    Yes. Actually, I have 4 tabs open to different websites.

    But, when there is work to do, I do it first.
     
  25. Mike2

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    Same here, don't have time when I get home, too much other crap to do...one of the benefits of admin.
     
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