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17 mins ago, Kings over Queens said:

We dont have office phones.  Everything is webex.  Calls to any of my offices are routed to my laptop and cell.  

I was a field rep jet setting around the country. Cell phone was necessary. 

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9 mins ago, HugeDinghy said:

I think IT is the one industry that it doesn’t matter. Might actually be more productive outside of the traditional office setting. Can’t be said for most industries though. 

 

Absolutely true, for the most part. 

 

8 mins ago, Sandflee said:

Matters if you need to maintain a server room

 

We have people in the datacenter every day. They didn't get to work from home at all.

 

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3 mins ago, MikeMc said:

 

Absolutely true, for the most part. 

 

 

We have people in the datacenter every day. They didn't get to work from home at all.

 

Goldy hates those losers. 

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Posted (edited)

that was strange, maybe one of them ran off with his time domain reflectometer 

Edited by Otter

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16 mins ago, Niffty said:

I was a field rep jet setting around the country. Cell phone was necessary. 

I was referencing the portability of a "cell phone number."  I have 3 office telephone numbers and no physical phone on any of the desks.  The calls are routed to my laptop and cellohone via the webex app.  I can place calls from the app that show up as calls from my "office."

 

 

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32 mins ago, Kings over Queens said:

We dont have office phones.  Everything is webex.  Calls to any of my offices are routed to my laptop and cell.  

I just completed a task of migrating an old onsite PBX configuration to Microsoft Teams.  Its pretty awesome.  

32 mins ago, Goldy said:

So the keystroke thing is interesting. Ive been working from home in some capaciry since 2007.  We used to have a mouse program that would move our screen every few minutes and click so skype woukd stay active and i would set it to do no disturb.  
 

i can tell you i work hard when i need too.  

Your IT department doesn't track the apps you run?  Count your lucky stars I'm not on that team.  

 

A couple years back I took a job at a municipal authority.  The place was a mess, they've been hacked and had no security in place.  That was my job, to put security in place... so I did.  I gave them advanced UTM and End Point protection.  I monitored EVERYTHING.  I gave them a threat detection map that showed in realtime where threats were being detected on a global scale.  For example if a DoS packet was sent from somewhere in china to our office a little bomb would fly across the map.  It looked like some war games ****, bad ass.  

My boss thought it was so cool that she bought a 70 inch TV for her office to keep the map up.  Well her superiors came in to check it out and as they're sitting there the map is being lit up but from the inside out.  It was being lit up with traffic to and from Porn sites.  :laugh:  

My phone lit up quick, "please make it stop".  

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1 hour ago, Slacker said:

Nobody should bitch about providing extra monitors.  Monitors are cheap... they are on the paper clips, stapler and business cards level of decision making.

Not long after we moved down here I was still working on my laptop. One day my boss said “you mean nobody gave you an actual work station? Sorry man, I’ll get right on that!” So he contacted IT and 2 days later I had a big box delivered to me with two nice monitors, wireless keyboard and mouse, docking station and even a UPS. Apparently all I ever had to do was ask.

 

Also, I used to carry a work phone and a company phone, but nobody in my company does that anymore. We all use our work phones for everything. Nobody up above seems to care.

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59 mins ago, Kings over Queens said:

We dont have office phones.  Everything is webex.  Calls to any of my offices are routed to my laptop and cell.  

When I’m at my home office (which is most of the time) I never use my cell phone except when I get calls from reps. Otherwise it’s all Teams.

We stopped using WebEx a few years ago, we found it problematic.

Since a lot of us travel here & there having a cell phone is a must.

Edited by Bass2Snook

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49 mins ago, HugeDinghy said:

I think IT is the one industry that it doesn’t matter. Might actually be more productive outside of the traditional office setting. Can’t be said for most industries though. 

all those autistic coding types most likely 

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5 mins ago, ChumSlickJon said:

I just completed a task of migrating an old onsite PBX configuration to Microsoft Teams.  Its pretty awesome.  

Your IT department doesn't track the apps you run?  Count your lucky stars I'm not on that team.  

 

A couple years back I took a job at a municipal authority.  The place was a mess, they've been hacked and had no security in place.  That was my job, to put security in place... so I did.  I gave them advanced UTM and End Point protection.  I monitored EVERYTHING.  I gave them a threat detection map that showed in realtime where threats were being detected on a global scale.  For example if a DoS packet was sent from somewhere in china to our office a little bomb would fly across the map.  It looked like some war games ****, bad ass.  

My boss thought it was so cool that she bought a 70 inch TV for her office to keep the map up.  Well her superiors came in to check it out and as they're sitting there the map is being lit up but from the inside out.  It was being lit up with traffic to and from Porn sites.  :laugh:  

My phone lit up quick, "please make it stop".  

There was a bigwig in a company I used to work for that got the boot when it was found that his computer was “absolutely clogged” (as my IT friend said) with porn gifs and videos he downloaded. C’mon man, don’t download that s**t - look at it, do what you have to do, but don’t save that stuff :kook:

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7 mins ago, ChumSlickJon said:

I just completed a task of migrating an old onsite PBX configuration to Microsoft Teams.  Its pretty awesome.  

Your IT department doesn't track the apps you run?  Count your lucky stars I'm not on that team.  

 

A couple years back I took a job at a municipal authority.  The place was a mess, they've been hacked and had no security in place.  That was my job, to put security in place... so I did.  I gave them advanced UTM and End Point protection.  I monitored EVERYTHING.  I gave them a threat detection map that showed in realtime where threats were being detected on a global scale.  For example if a DoS packet was sent from somewhere in china to our office a little bomb would fly across the map.  It looked like some war games ****, bad ass.  

My boss thought it was so cool that she bought a 70 inch TV for her office to keep the map up.  Well her superiors came in to check it out and as they're sitting there the map is being lit up but from the inside out.  It was being lit up with traffic to and from Porn sites.  :laugh:  

My phone lit up quick, "please make it stop".  

 

Who watches porn from work devices these days?? :huh: Completely unnecessary. :dismay: 

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Just now, MikeMc said:

 

Who watches porn from work devices these days?? :huh: Completely unnecessary. :dismay: 

An old maintenance guy walking around with his phone.  I watched him in realtime via the access point map as he bounced from each AP in the buildings.  

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