The way you ask it, it sounds as if you say: Should I be fired if I used the time the company pays me to do something else, like sitting in a bar or doing my second job.
The answer is "hell yes". There is no reason not to. It is called company time for a reason. Even in socialist Europe you will be fired for that.
I can turn the question around: If you hire me to do some work in your house, would you be ok if I cleaned the next doors swimming pool during that time?
The way it is asked has nothing to do with IT. Just because you add "on the Internet" does not change anything.
They might pay for their Internet connection. The thing is if they paid for the law. After all, you get what you pay for.
We have this discussion every single year.
The fact that we have this same discussion every single year should tell you that COBOL is probably going to be around for another year.
See you next year.
The silicon valley mentality, with its toxic culture, has contaminated most of the industry. Now it's all about "I got mine Jack" or hustling to find the next project that is likely to either go IPO or get bought out. It's funny how they criticize everyone else for being special entitled snowflakes while they're acting like special entitled snowflakes - no self awareness.
I'd say "oh, the humanity" but that's not what humans used to aspire to be. The "good old days" weren't because they were better, but the people were.
“We agree with the GAO that maintaining a November 2018 launch readiness date is not in the best interest of the program, and we are in the process of establishing a new target in 2019,” wrote William Gerstenmaier, chief of NASA’s human spaceflight program. “Caution should be used in referencing the report on the specific technical issues, but the overall conclusions are valid.”
The competition between the big government SLS/Orion program and private commercial space is downright embarrassing to the government. While SLS continues to be delayed, even after more than a decade of work and billions of wasted dollars, SpaceX is gearing up for the first flight of Falcon Heavy this year. And they will be doing it despite the fact that Congress took money from the commercial private space effort, delaying its progress, in order to throw more money at SLS/Orion.
So of 100 people 50 people needed to be paid for 5 years. That is 250 People Years (PY)
So each of those 100 had to pay 2.5PY in advance with the chance of getting it back.
Now the average is 75-80. Let us take 75. That means 100 live 10 years. That is 1000PY. That means the cost has 4 folded. Double the time for double the people. And that is if all people still work till that point in time.
So yes, it is much more expensive, The thing is that many people will say that is will be better if you pay for it yourself, but the thing is, most people do not know when they are going to die. So if you are unlucky and live to be 115, like my greataunt, you will not have enough and die a horrible death in poverty.
The thing is that some people thought it was a great idea to see if it was possible to make these amounts larger and invested with them and lost. A pension should not be investment money. Investment money is money you can afford to loose.
It's a piece of paper that says "You can work hard, study, make your own mind up and evaluate things critically, research and a whole host of other extremely advantageous traits while operating in a field of rigor and discipline". Coupled with the experience that also says "I can do the job you're asking me to do as described".
It's a piece of paper that says a lot...
Well, paid roads are a thing. Just like paying for bridges to pass them. So what you are saying is that we need more of that? Because this will increase something unrelated? Nice.
Logic doesn't apply to the real world. -- Marvin Minsky