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Comment is is sure that sport is good for employers ? (Score 1) 206

I am contractant in a society where many staff people are doing a lot of sport. I do not much exercise and I am almost never on leave because of sickness (2 days in 20 years). There are many accidents in sports. Many sportiv people have to go to the doctor or to the kine often during the work time. There are most probably health benefits of doing exercise, but it is far from obvious that this gives any financial return for the employer. And when employees leave on retirement, they will most probably cost longer.

I do not know why employers seeking sportiv employees is a so widely accepted mantra. I have never seen a serious study that proves there are any benefits.

Comment I think blocking is inefficient (Score 1) 267

At my work, they are blocking a lot (using bluecoat filter). Results: I have squid running in the cloud,I am connected via a ssh tunnel and chrome shortcut has the option --proxy-server=127.0.0.1:xxxx to bypass entirely the entreprise block. Many people have similar work arounds.
At a previous job, there was almost no block, but the intranet was giving a link to a page where we could monitor the time spend on all the websites during the month. I think this kind of monitoring (added to the usual signature of a policy chart) is a good deterrent for all abuses.
Filtering software are smarter and smarter. They are expensive, people complain. And they are an invitation to find work arounds. I think its best to get rid of them.

Comment French solution (Score 1) 327

Hello, I am living in france and my mobile phone provider is "Free" (the brand www.free.fr). Among the included services, I have the possibility to send myself SMS from any computer for free (no charge). The api is very simple: curl -k "https://smsapi.free-mobile.fr/sendmsg?user=108xxxx&pass=J2xxxxx&msg=Je%20Rentre%20!"

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