måndag 3 oktober 2011

Snooping bosses...

I have heard about this kind of surveillance before and I am not surprised at how much it is used. I can completely understand the employers that keep track of what their employees are doing during their work time. Of course you want them to work and what is more, every employee represents the company these days and their actions at work are viewed from the outside as the company’s actions. If an employee for example stored child porn on a company computer it could be the end of the company if found out, of course I would take every possible precaution as an employer to prevent it.

I don’t really have any problems with being “spied” upon when I am surfing the web at home if it is for security reasons, I have got nothing to hide. However if it is for the purpose of making custom designed commercials I am not too much of a fan...  

4 kommentarer:

  1. I think you are perfectly right on the subject that bosses should be allowed to snoop on their employees if there is a chance that they mismanage their job. However I only partly agree that bosses should be allowed to spy on their employees at home, there are ofcourse some professions when discreetness is absolutely necessary, and in which case I think snooping is alright. But in this (and every) case I also think it's important that the employees are being notified of this from the start, because I think that everyone should have a right to chose the extent of his (or her) privacy.

  2. I totally agree with the surveillance at work, but to be snooped at even at home does feel a bit weird, even if you don't have anything to hide.
    Who said that the bosses always are some kind of model citizen, because only the perfect citizen can really objectivly decide what you should/shouldn't do at all times. Or at least that is what I think.

  3. I don't agree with this much surveillance at work. even though I don't have anything to hide from my boss, I don't feel comfortable beeing watched constantly. The employer that hired me should trust me in doing my job.
    Of course there should be a system that prevent crimes and other inappropiate stuff from taking place.

  4. I very much agree with you. Home is home and that's where you should be allowed some free time.

    Would you believe that you have been under surveillance at your or previous workplaces? And the other way around, would you snoop on your employees? Other then the obvious preventing childpornography and abuse.