On Tue, Mar 20, 2001 at 11:31:15AM +0000, Gerard J Keating came forth with:
>> > Most employment contracts I've seen also state that they reserve the
> > right to do so, if they feel that there is justification. It's a good idea
> > to ask your employer what that means, and then have it scrubbed..
>> few employers are going to give me this...
>I would be extremely suprised if an employer gave someone free reign over
for one thing, under US law, any material eminating from a company machine
is property of the company. For another, witness the cases in the UK, where
if a manager is made aware of the things that users are sending round (in
the e-mail case), and doesn't take action, then the company can get in
trouble (case in liverpool of child pornography).
If you want to do personal stuff, better off doing it on your time, and your
machines, unless you don't mind work being able to check what you're doing.
Of course, I have heard of silly cases where someone has sent a mail, and
been called into their manager 10 mins later..
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