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StuartMW
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No Facebook at work? I'll look elsewhere...

quote:
ONE in five job-seekers would turn down a job offer if they did not have reasonable access to Facebook at work, a new study shows.

»www.news.com.au/business/worklif···76657454

"I'm not addicted. Really!" Sure and denial is just a river in Egypt.
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AVD
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that's what cell phones are for



Msradell
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reply to StuartMW

If that's what somebody's looking for when they're looking for a job I pity them! That shouldn't even be a consideration, you're being hired to work doing things that benefit the company, not to run your social life! Even bringing that up during the course of a job interview was certainly raise a red flag in my opinion.



StuartMW
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said by Msradell:

If that's what somebody's looking for when they're looking for a job I pity them!

Yup.
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I want my MTV Facebook.
--Dire Straits (1985) FB users (2012)

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antdude
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reply to StuartMW

Good luck in finding a job then. :P



StuartMW
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So that's the real reason unemployment is above 8% in the US
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goalieskates
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reply to StuartMW

People with attitudes like that aren't going to be good employees anyway. If I'm a company, I immediately make that a rule to weed out the riff raff.



vaxvms
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reply to StuartMW

Things haven't changed in the past year
»What's more important to you?

"Would you prefer Facebook access at work more than you would a raise?” If you’re what constitutes a young professional, there’s a 45 percent chance that you would choose Facebook

The report even states that more than half of the 1,400 college students — age 18 to 23 — that they surveyed in addition to the young professional group would consider not taking a job if the company had a policy banning Facebook.



FutureMon
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reply to StuartMW

With the proliferation of smartphones and especially now, tablets, this should be a non-issue.

If you absolutely MUST have facebook, bring your tablet in and use your own 3G/4G connection to interact with it.

You never want to get caught with Facebook on your employer supplied computer when they walk in the door. Unless of course the reason they aren't blocking it already is because the boss uses it too...

- FM
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DataDoc
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said by FutureMon:

...You never want to get caught with Facebook on your employer supplied computer when they walk in the door. Unless of course the reason they aren't blocking it already is because the boss uses it too...

- FM

A fixed IP and an exception rule solves that problem. No reason for the boss to share.
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Before Facebook, you worked. With Facebook you Facebook. Productivity = Zero.

Don't bother trying to work for me, you will be required to work. No Facebook allowed.
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boognish
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reply to FutureMon

Boss computers bypass a proxy and can get on facebook if they want here were most everyone else can not.
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EUS
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Yup, here we have two groups, one where nothing is blocked (executive group), and the other where people can barely surf, with restrictions lifted during the lunch hr, and after 5pm.
The bosses are in the "executive group".
Thing is, this was enacted after many machines had caught a virus, and this was to mitigate further, or new infections. The funny part is that most of the infected machines were exec's machines, who still have free reign.
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Dude111
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reply to StuartMW

 

Indeed it is my friend!


05641623

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Re: No Facebook at work? I'll look elsewhere...

said by StuartMW:

So that's the real reason unemployment is above 8% in the US

That, and a lot are sitting on sitting on their bums waiting for the perfect job, while someone more deserving else gets the great job. I say go back to 26 weeks, the REAL unemployment rate would drop to post WW2 levels.
I have NEVER had Facebook access at work and would'nt ever see it as a reason to decline a job.

Hope these people love the access they get in their box under a bridge.

neonturbo

join:2009-02-27
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reply to StuartMW

We were using Facebook at work for legitimate work purposes. Boss says no more FB (and other sites) at work, you will be fired. They do not block anything, but will fire you for doing it.

They will fire you for using FB, and other "non work related" websites during your breaks and lunch hour. This policy applies even on your own computer if it is using the company network.

Facebook is not always a time waster, it is how many young people communicate nowadays. This has totally thrown a wrench into our outreach and promotional efforts. I guess printing thousands of fliers, save the date cards, and other similar things and having to mail ($$) them is better than posting on FB for everyone to see. Great use of taxpayer money.



vaxvms
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said by neonturbo:

using the company network.


05641623

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said by neonturbo:

Facebook is not always a time waster, it is how many young people communicate nowadays. This has totally thrown a wrench into our outreach and promotional efforts.

How much "outreach" are you doing for those those that have access to Facebook, Internet addiction? I say cold turkey in a jail cell would fix that.

Just another crap excuse to keep wasting time, don't like it, quit, there are thousands that don't need their daily fix.


EGeezer
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said by neonturbo:

... This has totally thrown a wrench into our outreach and promotional efforts. I guess printing thousands of fliers, save the date cards, and other similar things and having to mail ($$) them is better than posting on FB for everyone to see. ...

What did your boss say when you put this justification to him/her?


Juggernaut
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said by neonturbo:

Great use of taxpayer money.

It is, actually. FB is so full of sec holes, that you may spend thousands of man hours cleaning the shit from GOVERNMENT computers. Never mind any breaches to data.

Your boss is a smart man. That's why he's the boss.

You need to get over it. You do not have a right to use a Gov computer for personal, or a company network for personal while being paid. Period.
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vaxvms
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reply to StuartMW

When I'm at work I'm using MY computer (paid for with company $). When the disk gets full of MY videos and music and pictures the company MUST get ME a bigger disk for MY computer. And the company MUST let me surf anywhere I want to on company time using company equipment and network connections. And if any virus or malware gets onto MY computer the company MUST remove it at from MY computer at MY convenience .

Pardon me while I up chuck my dinner.



La Luna
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reply to StuartMW

Facebook at work??? Seriously? Lol....
I wonder how "young people" managed to communicate in all the years before Facebook.

FB does not belong on the job, on company time. Period.



JALevinworth

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reply to neonturbo

said by neonturbo:

This has totally thrown a wrench into our outreach and promotional efforts. I guess printing thousands of fliers, save the date cards, and other similar things and having to mail ($$) them is better than posting on FB for everyone to see. Great use of taxpayer money.

About 50% of the US is on not Facebook. Were you not planning to "outreach" to them?

Personally, I'd be annoyed to be paying people with tax dollars to be on Facebook. I'd be even more annoyed if a government entity told people that in order to find the info they need, they'd have to sign up for Facebook.

Government is for everyone, not just the population of Facebook.

-Jim


scelli
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reply to Juggernaut

Some folks around here may recall this similiar thread a while back:

»Marine Corps banning Facebook, Twitter and MySpace
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Juggernaut
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Good for them that they did. It's work, not play and people need to differentiate that. You're getting paid. To work.

The sec breaches as we all know are staggering when it's allowed. Shut it down.

I don't want my info to be hacked because some butt-head needs to know their friend is taking a dump!
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Maven
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reply to neonturbo

said by neonturbo:

They will fire you for using FB, and other "non work related" websites during your breaks and lunch hour.

That's pretty strict...


Juggernaut
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Welcome to the real world.


neonturbo

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reply to Juggernaut

Not the government, thanks for jumping to a conclusion.


neonturbo

join:2009-02-27
Lansing, MI
reply to JALevinworth

We are a school, and probably 90% of our audience is people between 18-25. This is the most efficient and inexpensive way to reach a large percentage of people. We do use mail for certain things, but at close to $1 each that can get expensive for simple non-legal correspondence.


neonturbo

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reply to La Luna

said by La Luna:

Facebook at work??? Seriously? Lol....
I wonder how "young people" managed to communicate in all the years before Facebook.

FB does not belong on the job, on company time. Period.

I actually don't have a personal Facebook, so you don't have to worry about me. I don't like FB, but it is one common form of communication like Twitter, email, etc.

I am sure nobody here has gone onto DSLR while at work. I am also positive that nobody here has checked their personal email at work. I also doubt anyone here has wasted time making personal phone calls. This is the same thing as FB as far as I am concerned, and I agree that it is all wasting time on the company dime.

To me the larger generic issue is that companies are dictating what we can and cannot do with our time off the clock. I think that is reflected in the survey that started this thread. As an example, my schedule dictates I am stuck in our building for 12 hours a day, even though I am only on the clock 9-10 hours. I guess playing solitaire for those two hours is better than reading some silly website like this. I bet many people cannot distinguish between angry birds on their phone at lunchtime VS facebook on their computer at lunchtime.