They will also argue that Pacenza's addiction to adult internet sites should be treated in the same way as other employees' addictions to drugs or alcohol.
The case has potential implications for employers across the U. and their attitude towards regulating how their employees use workplace computers.
(Although I’m not sure what the actual Vista installed base is.) Anyway, I know I’ll be really angry if my fancy Apple TV doesn’t work with Vista… (Fingers crossed.) To be fair, there are a lot of things I actually like about Vista (one of the two reasons I haven’t rolled back to XP – the other is I like testing out the cutting edge stuff). Stanford University issued a nationwide study last year that found that up to 14 percent of computer users reported neglecting work, school, families, food and sleep to use the Internet.
You know, I thought about making a long list, but you probably get the picture.
Consider the following statistics: · On average, a typical employee spends 21 hours per week online while at work—but only 9.5 hours per week at home.
· 30% to 40% of Internet use in the workplace is not business related.
This may be because I have to run everything in “Run as Administrator” mode to get crap to install. Well apparently some part of my Vista boot record or something in the partiion manager got corrupted and late yesterday afternoon Vista decide to stop booting up for me.
Fifty years ago a manager knew when his team clocked on and off. Among them that companies should identify the purposes for which the information is processed at or before the time of collection and only collect information that is pertinent to that purpose; only collect personal information with the knowledge and consent of the individual; not use or disclose personal information for purposes other than those specified; retain it for only as long as necessary, protect it and allow people access to their personal information and the chance to amend any inaccuracies.
Now employers are using hidden cameras, GPS and RFID tags, keystroke logging and emergent technology to monitor productivity, phone calls, emails, online browsing, instant messaging, blogging, where you go for lunch and what you eat. Now top secret documents can be sent around the world in the time it takes to say ‘oops’ businesses have had to tighten security around online communication.
Business exist to do business, not to entertain their employees.
Certainly companies that keep their employees happy, motivated, and energized, are going to be more successful in most cases. Well I most have gotten lucky before, because after I repaired my partition (more on that in the next post) i Tunes basically refused to play the songs I had purchased.