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Old 03-14-2016, 07:21 AM   #41
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Why do you need to access your personal email while at work ? Seems like a trivial thing to me.
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Old 03-14-2016, 02:36 PM   #42
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Because the company uses your personal time on .
nights and weekends. It's a one way relationship. But I don't care anymore, I am FIREd
Good to hear, nico08. Roll on!
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A low-end smartphone and a relatively cheap phone plan (if you aren't heavily using and not streaming video, you probably won't even use one gigabyte a month) to access your own e-mail would certainly work. I did that from time to time.

I understand why corporate IT has these rules, even if I think they are sometimes a little more heavy-handed than they need to be.
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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.
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I work for major, major Oil company.... Have never had personal email for well over 20+ years.
Do not want it.
I have seen men fired for going to "inappropriate" sites.... Fired and gone in same day....
And to be honest - we are too busy to be fiddling around with personal stuff....
Work's work...
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I work for major, major Oil company.... Have never had personal email for well over 20+ years.
Do not want it.
I have seen men fired for going to "inappropriate" sites.... Fired and gone in same day....
And to be honest - we are too busy to be fiddling around with personal stuff....
Work's work...
+1 Never needed personal email while I was working. If something came up of a personal nature, there was always the phone.
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