Earlier today, I learned that TTC’s internal security folks, who have nothing better to do with their time than protect employees from the evils of the Internet, blocked my website for access from the TTC’s network. This lasted about a week.
It is reassuring to know that in these troubled times, TTC staff are not wasting their days reading commentaries that, in some cases, have far more information than they are likely to get internally from their own organization.
The issue of staff “wasting time” on the Internet comes up in every organization, but some are rather heavy handed in how they deal with this. If the problem is that staff are not doing their work, then manage that problem. There are many more ways for people to not work than to surf the net.
Now on the subject of budget cuts, I think we have a candidate who surely won’t be missed.