Listening on your calls

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Babe_Ruth, Sep 7, 2006.

  1. Babe_Ruth

    Babe_Ruth Sultan of Swat Staff Member V.I.P.

    I was wondering what you guys though about the government listening to your calls, I am not sure how it really works, but I think if you say a key word then they start listening, or something like that. Another thing. Let's say you work in an office which they give you internet access. Would it bother you if your boss checked everything you look at after you left?

    Personally I think it's wrong, it's not really there business on what you're looking on the Internet during the day, even if your suppose to do your work.

  2. Merc

    Merc Certified Shitlord V.I.P. Lifetime

    I don't think there's a keyword or anything the government notices that automatically gets you watched, that seems a bit ridiculous.

    Why is it wrong for your boss to know what you're doing? You're at work, that's what you should be doing. Your boss is running a business, he doesn't need you playing games, looking a porn, or downloading stuff during your paid hours.
  3. Babe_Ruth

    Babe_Ruth Sultan of Swat Staff Member V.I.P.

    Because if he hires you then it means he has confidence in you, and if you get the job done, then it means that your not fooling around, and the boss should trust in you. I think its wrong, and shouldn't be done. But if you're slacking and the job doesnt get done, or the computer keeps getting viruses, then it's fine.
  4. Merc

    Merc Certified Shitlord V.I.P. Lifetime

    He hires you because you're qualified for the job, you can never have trust in a new employee anywhere in business. You need to earn his/her trust, it's not given to you along with the desk chair. They monitor what you're doing because they want to weed out workers that are slacking, thus preventing the need to deal with it later if it goes unnoticed. It's a way of making sure they're getting their money's worth out of you.
  5. I agree with both of you. If you're at work, then you should be doing just that, working. But also it should be assumed that you will be working, so there shouldn't be a reason for your boss to check what sites you've been on.

    As for the phone tapping, if you want your opinions heard by the CIA, you could answer the phone by saying "hello, this is the _______ residence, I have a bomb, and I THINK IT'S UNJUST FOR THE GOVERNMENT TO LISTEN IN ON MY CALLS!!! And by bomb I mean cake." or something of the sort.
  6. Merc

    Merc Certified Shitlord V.I.P. Lifetime

    That's ridiculous though, you're committing suicide from a business standpoint if you simply assume that all your employees will be doing their work at all times. You're at work, you should be working, no exception. If you want money, earn it. Managers, bosses, CEOs, and all the like have all the reason to look over your internet traveling habits.
  7. I understand what you're saying, and maybe I'm just being naive, but wouldn't it make more sense if your boss checked what sites you've been on only if there has been a considerable decrease in whatever your supposed to be doing's completion, or if you're new to the company, showing no signs of promise?
  8. Hoosier_Daddy

    Hoosier_Daddy Registered Member

    Big business pays millions of dollars each year for time studies to be done on their employess effeciency. They absolutely have not only the right to monitor their employees activities during working hours, they have a duty to themselves and their stockholders to do it.

  9. IntheNet

    IntheNet Guest

    Vince: Are you asking about the Government's NSA surveillance program or private employers previewing your communications? The first is necessary due to national security while the second is authorized since private employers generally own lines, servers, and hardware.
  10. The Hitman

    The Hitman Guest

    I think that it is a voilation of our right and we should put a stop to it if it is true that is.

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