What are today's thoughts. How shall we start off this fourteenth day of October?
Should we talk about the cat that woke me up at 5, only to sleep on my chest til 7? Should we talk about the excitement of having football on tonight? Should we talk about the broken glass from the popped out window in the parked car on Hanover (bad start to some one's day)? Should we talk about the cute tushy leading the way to work through VCU and Monroe Park? Should we talk about the Warren Zevon "Roland the Headless Thompson Gunner" song that has been running through my head the pass two days? Shall we talk of the plans to put a bottom on the self recordings of 1964?
Let's talk about a blog a friend of mine did yesterday. It was called "Getting Screwed on Facebook by the Man". Check it out on blogspot if you'd like.
He is basically saying that the corporate management of the company he (and I) work for is instructing their supervisory managers to log onto Facebook (or MySpace, or any other web social site) to monitor comments of their associates. He notes the invasion of privacy and the fear of banishment in a freedom to work commonwealth.
Then he bailed from Facebook.
Wow! Should I be scared? Is my job threatened?
I went over to his cubicle, carefully checking for hidden cameras and microphones. Is anyone talking into their sleeves?
Once I got his attention away from the amazing productive amount of work he produces in a day I said," Hey Steve, is this true?"
He hustled me to a dark corner and said he had heard it from the grapevine. "Wow, Steve, that's impressive news."
"Keep your head low. They are watching your every move. Even the cameras in the bathroom."
Woo! OK, but they better be ready for a show.
As I skipped back to my cubicle, waving at fellow workers and smiling inappropriate at the lovely lasses, I thought...."This kid is PARANOID".
Do I worry? No.
I'm an open book. "They" know as much about me as I will tell them and I know a lot of stuff about "Them". And "We" have some interesting history together.
In conclusion. There were no drug testing when I was hired. I don't believe law enforcement records were ever examined. My "personnel" records were even lost when we moved across the street during construction. So I may have a clean slate.
Not to worry, if "They" want you out, there is a way. It's all how you document. Did that person do good today, or did they sneeze causing lose of time and production? Was that other person getting information for an assignment or just hanging out jabbering over the cute outfits the gymnast wear in the Olympics? It's all how you write it up.
Don't worry, a satellite is watching your house and the government is monitoring your cell and the web cam on your computer..... guess who's watching?