Can you access Dimensions in your workplace?

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  1. Oct 30, 2009 #21

    TraciJo67

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    I get paid a salary. The expectation that goes along with my salary is that my job gets done. It doesn't matter if it takes me 20 hours or 60 hours within a week to accomplish that. To that end, I have no qualms about perusing Dims while I'm at work. My personal and professional life bleeds over into weekends, evenings, etc. I think that this is true for many people.

    That said though, I wouldn't dream of questioning someone else's personal use of time, whether he/she is paid hourly or salaried. That isn't a judgment for me, or anyone else but that individual's employer, to make.
     
  2. Oct 30, 2009 #22

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    That wasn't what I meant :( Like... my job *is* hourly. I'm getting paid to pump out as many phone calls and sales as I can. But, I'm *not salaried*. My job's different. I apologize if I didn't make that clear.
     
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  3. Oct 30, 2009 #23

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    kris, I wasn't singling you out. I didn't read any negative judgment in what you said.
     
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  4. Oct 30, 2009 #24

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    For the first year with my company, I couldn't view anything but workplace websites (intranet vs internet), but they lightened up (after we bitched endlessly about it) and allowed us to go to a wide variety of internet sites. Some are blocked, but not Dim's. I did have my email site get blocked once, but a tech friend of mine showed me how to over-ride that so now I have access again. I try to be mindful of what I view on Dims when I am at work, as far as subjects, so that hopefully I won't lose the privilege. I agree with another poster, as I work in a very high stress job, and if I didn't have Dims to go to during the day, I'd probably go postal on some of my clients.;)
     
  5. Oct 30, 2009 #25

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    There is nothing is blocked at my company either. However, not to sound paranoid, but I would like to add to the question, asking if anybody has been, or is worried about their company monitoring their internet usage?
     
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    We have no net-nanny on our internet connection at work. We do have internet use policies, however. The few who have violated them have faced the consequences of having their internet use monitored and controlled.

    One of my favorite net-nanny moments at work -- a woman came to my office, closed my door and *confessed* to having pornographic popups on her computer. She didn't know how to stop them, so shut her computer down. She figured that I was watching all of the traffic (yes, I have nothing better to do all day...) and that she was going to be fired for clicking the wrong link. I let her off with a stern warning. :)
     
  7. Oct 30, 2009 #27

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    I love those confessionals when someone has gone somewhere they shouldn't.

    I am the IT director and my husband is the network admin where we work, so nothing is blocked for us, but then again we work from home, office, plane, car - you name it. I think that the firewall/filter he uses would almost definitely catch Dims and block it because I get complaints about completely safe sites being blocked all the time.

    We had a similar story to Cat's before the new system though. A manager of one of our clinics was looking for plus size short robes for their office. They are our women's health clinic and wanted to provide something for the larger women that was comparable to the robes already on hand. She clicked on something and then for the next couple of days started to have "dirty" pop-ups. She tried to get rid of them, but couldn't and was near tears when she finally came to get me.
     
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  8. Oct 30, 2009 #28

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    You probably should've made a poll.
     
  9. Oct 30, 2009 #29

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    I assume I do not have access, but to be honest I have never attempted it. We're blocked from One Stop Plus, MIB, Barnes & Noble and Amazon (hey, I have my priorities and shopping for books, music and clothing is higher than Dims apparently :D,) so it is a safe bet our filter blocks Dims. I'm glad, because I can be easily distracted and too tempted to surf the forums rather than work some days.
     
  10. Oct 30, 2009 #30

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    I guess different companies have different standards. My supervisors love to pass around the most disgusting and vile videos at work.

    I don't really see the point of filtering the internet. People should get canned if they don't produce, but at the same time I don't think adults need to be treated like kids. Hah... or, maybe not. Maybe I'd be far more productive without the internet. But when I do really well no one seems to notice so I'm not as motivated to perform my best all the time.
     
  11. Oct 30, 2009 #31

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    I'd just like to point out that based on the answers thus far, 90% of companies don't have Dims blocked.

    I don't have access to a computer with internet at my job but at my college Dimensions can be accessed.
     
  12. Oct 30, 2009 #32

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    I go on Dims all the time at work, no problems here
     
  13. Oct 31, 2009 #33

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    A little premature.

    See, here's the thing. I don't know for sure, but perhaps the 90% in the other thread was from HER OWN FUCKING PERSONAL EXPERIENCE!!!!

    Your peers may only equate to 50%. Perhaps the GLBTQ forum frequenters may only be at 40%, the Foodie Board people 95%.

    Statistics, no matter how absolute you or the others may think they are, are always open to personal interpretation.

    Lesson over.
     
  14. Oct 31, 2009 #34

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    How is it premature? I said 'thus far' and since 'thus far' has already occured I can say for a fact that thus far, the 90% rule doesn't apply.

    As for personal experience.. are you saying 90% of the companies she's worked don't allow access to Dims and 10% do? orrr what? Also, I'm pretty sure you shouldn't use solely personal experience to make loaded statements about an entire community especially since statistics are all about population and not individuals. If she said, every company I have worked for hasn't allowed me to access Dims and for that reason I think it's a fetish site, that'd be one thing but saying THIS IS FETISH SITE AND I AM SUPPORTING THAT BY SAYING 90% OF ALL COMPANIES DO NOT ALLOW ACCESS like what, where is that even coming from? Pulling it out of her ass? Like, worst debating ever.

    I'm not saying stats are ABSOLUTE because they aren't but usually they're based on something instead of just random numbers off the top of your head.
     
  15. Oct 31, 2009 #35

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    Thatgirl, I know you really wanted reliable statistics, so I feel I should point out -

    A lot of these "my company doesn't block Dims" posts are from people whose companies block nothing at all. Of course a company that doesn't block ANY web site isn't going to single out Dims specifically for blocking. A more useful question/comparison would have been "IF your company blocks pornographically-related/fetish sites, is Dims accessible or not?" THAT would have given you actually useful results for what you were looking for.

    My company DOES block porn sites, and Dims IS included, for the record.
     
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    My company doesn't block Dimensions, but it blocks www.worldofwarcraft.com. Which is kind of funny, because WoW is like the antisex.
     
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    Is WoW a porn site? ;)

    In trying to determine whether or not Dims is a fetish site based on whether or not it's grouped with fetish/porn sites for blocking (which is what the original conversation was about - and I have to say for the record that I think this is a problematic way of determining the nature of Dims), it is probably really only helpful to compare it against other porn/fetish sites being blocked.
     
  18. Oct 31, 2009 #38

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    Since I work at home, no problem for me. ;)
     
  19. Oct 31, 2009 #39

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    I get what you're saying and I appreciate you posting it but I was really just trying to refute the idea that 90% of all companies block Dims, simply because that was what Gypsy originally stated.
     
  20. Oct 31, 2009 #40

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    Ginny, your clarification of how the question should have been phrased is appreciated.

    That said, people who have answered THUS FAR may have answered this question based on my phrasing, rather than yours, would you agree?

    So, would we get completely different answers if the questions was raised to the same people with your more concise question? I think possibly, but more important, it proves my point about how statistics are always open to personal interpretation, both by way of questions and answers.
     

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