On Monday, Sep 29, 2003, at 00:52 Canada/Eastern, Frank March wrote:
But it is also a policy issue of interest to the NZ
what my job is about. To say that I can change my job as suggested by
(clearly I can and maybe in the fullnss of time I will, but that IS
irrelevant) somewhat misses the point of why I am on this list... it is
because of my *present* job that I think it important.
I didn't actually mean to suggest that you should change your job,
Frank, for the record, although evidently that wasn't particularly
I was speaking more in general; there seemed to be a suggestion that
having access to personal e-mail while at work was some kind of
fundamental human right, and trumped any other policy put in place by a
company which might conflict with it. I think this is nonsense, hence
Progressive, sensible companies (for whom good people will trouble
themselves to work) will not install needlessly restrictive policies,
but that doesn't mean that conservative, unenlightened companies should
not be able to.
Anyway, apologies for prolonging the thread. I will now climb back
under my rock.