Reply to post: Re: But viewing porn in Germany is ok

Sorry, psycho bosses, it's not OK to keylog your employees

James O'Shea Silver badge

Re: But viewing porn in Germany is ok

"Kindly tell them that doing this is exceedingly stupid. Getting caught is one of the rather few ways to earn immediate termination, no realistic chance of fighting back. In practice this is about as bright as stealing stuff. Don't."

Oh, there are idiots who think that they've come up with new ways to bypass security. They don't seem to understand that most of their new ways are merely new to them. There are also the idiots who try to steal stuff, ranging from office supplies (pens, paper, etc.) on up, not realising that the beancounters keep track of _everything_. And that there's a few beancounters who are there specifically to watch the other beancounters. Minor stuff, no-one seriously cares about. Major stuff will result in someone being hauled out in handcuffs. Enough minor stuff over a long enough time can add up to major stuff. One lad thought that it was unfair for him to be fired for taking a few reams of paper. He'd taken $400 worth of paper, one 500-page ream at a time, over the course of nearly a year. (We buy paper by the box of 10 reams. A box would be about $25-50, depending on quality. $400 worth of paper is a _lot_ of paper.) Around here, $300 is the lower limit for Grand Theft, so he _could_ have been charged with a felony instead of merely escorted to the door. When he complained and mentioned the word 'lawsuit', HR mentioned the phrase 'felony charges'. He shut up and didn't let the door hit him on the ass on his way out.

I still can't figure out why he needed all that paper. What in God's name was he _printing_? I hope it was worth it...

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