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Comment: Re:Using Company Laptop For Personal Use (Score 1) 671

by alex_podam (#39241575) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: Using Company Laptop For Personal Use
As long as I keep bringing in good money for the company, my clients are happy and I am not compromising the security of the company then they don't really care what I do with my (their) laptop.

With an up to date browser, a malware scanner and decent virus software there really isn't much of any significant damage from normal use of a company laptop. And if I should happen to catch a virus or something like that, the ten minutes that IT has to spend reimaging the maching really is peanuts compared to the money I bring in to the company.

Why is everyone so aggressive here today?

Comment: Re:Using Company Laptop For Personal Use (Score 1) 671

by alex_podam (#39240811) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: Using Company Laptop For Personal Use
What made you think I was lazy?
I am not talking about doing personal stuff in my work time. I am talking about using a company laptop for personal tasks when I am not on the clock. Personally, I dont torrent from my company laptop, but I do pretty much everything else.

But yes; any employer that would seriously fire someone for doing something as innocent as using it for surfing the web, watching videos or (in moderation) playing games is petty and I would not want to work for them.

Comment: Re:Using Company Laptop For Personal Use (Score 1) 671

by alex_podam (#39240529) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: Using Company Laptop For Personal Use
My answer: Yes, use it for personal use. Just dont install any trojans or malware. None of my employers have ever had any problems with personal use. I surf the net, watch videos, install tools and applications, and on very rare occasions install games. Frankly if my employer would fire someone over using a company laptop for personal use then I would know they don't value their employees and I would move on. (Posting from company laptop)

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