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Happy Hour 'Virus' Promises Respite From Work
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Whoopty
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Whoopty,
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12/3/2013 | 12:25:14 PM
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Conversely, it's interesting to see how often staff have no idea about covert monitoring software. I installed a few network monitors on company networks for bosses before and nobody ever thought to have a quick look at task manager!
moarsauce123
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12/3/2013 | 7:37:30 AM
Don't post on Facebook or Twitter
Your boss will find out about your online posts about leaving work before your friends do...and then file a help desk ticket on your behalf that ends up getting your PC replaced with one of these crusty loaner laptops running XP on 512 MB RAM and a 20GB hard drive. Monday morning will be a real drag.
Thomas Claburn
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12/2/2013 | 5:09:49 PM
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This is bound to be a success in any workplace where the IT administrator has never heard of the Escape key.
Kristin Burnham
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12/2/2013 | 4:39:02 PM
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Ha, I'm surprised it took as long as it did for someone to develop this. Amusing and kind of ingenious.
Whoopty
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Whoopty,
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12/2/2013 | 12:46:08 PM
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Well I don't know if I'd go so far as to suggest people watch whole sports games at work. If you catch yourself wanting to do that regularly, might be time to change career lol. 
Ariella
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12/2/2013 | 12:41:57 PM
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@whoopty before this, there was something that allowed a fake spreadsheet or something that looks like a work email to pop up when employees were doing something other than work on their computers.  It's called the "boss button," and it was also promoted as a way to watch sports at work, as per this video:

 
Whoopty
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Whoopty,
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12/2/2013 | 12:34:19 PM
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That's why I love working from home and being freelance. I can shop from home for a little while if I want and make up the work a bit later. 

This "virus" isn't a bad idea though. Great incentive for bosses to get a bit more tech savvy too. 
Ariella
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Ariella,
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12/2/2013 | 12:21:54 PM
happy hour
Wow, I suppose I shouldn't be surprised that someone thought of this. After all, I heard today that more than half people surveyed said they intend to shop online while at work. Given that so many people now bring their own mobile devices to work, I suppose they can hit the shops on those while supposedly waiting for their computers to become operational once again.


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