Originally Posted by frayne
Why do you need to access your personal email while at work ? Seems like a trivial thing to me.
I preferred to keep my work e-mail "clean". No "please pick up carrots on your way home", no "where did you leave the keys to the other car?" DH always used e-mail to contact me because it was less invasive than a phone and his messages were rarely urgent.
When we fired an inept young man in my last job and I got access to his work e-mail I found out more than I ever wanted to know about what financial misfits he and his sister were and what kind of frat boy humor he and his Dad (high-ranking executive with the same company) shared.
It's micro-managing to forbid personal e-mails at the office. If an employee has a productivity problem, address it instead of imposing more rules in everyone else.