Some good ideas, but mostly bad (3.75 / 8) (#15)
by khym on Tue Oct 03, 2000 at 04:33:12 AM EST
Monitoring of DNS logs will be expanded to search for sites with "potentially violent" materials.
Gathering information like this to look for overall
patterns might be a good thing...
This includes visiting Bud K, an online catalog of collectors' swords, knives, and related items.
maybe even including that (a very small maybe)...
If any "potentially violent" materials are found, whether by means above, or by accidental discovery, there will be a mandatory counselling session to "evaluate potential threats."
But that's going way to far. If you establish an
overall pattern of "this person seems rather unstable
and over-focused on violence", then that could be
cause for an impromptu counseling session. But taking
any *one* of these things as an indication that a
person might be dangerous.
At a private business,
the equipment being used is own by the company, so
the company has the right
EMail will be scanned at random for threatening messages.
This doesn't really make sense. If you're threatening
someone inside of the company, they can report you;
if you're threatening someone outside of the company,
they can report you to the postmaster of the company,
and/or the police. How exactly is scanning examil
FPS games are no longer allowed (we are allowed to play games, since work is done on deadline basis).
Now that's gotta take the cake. Do they think that
playing an FPS will send a person who's already
dangerous over the edge? Seem that if someone is
out for blood, playing an FPS would help them let
off some steam. That people who play FPS are more
likely to be dangerous? Even if there were true,
it would have to be so statistically insignificant
as to make it a useless indicator. Besides, people
will keep on playing these games at home. What
if you visit a cowoker at home, and see DOOM running
on they're PC; should you report them to the boss?
I have to take home ... my Quake2 figurines
Now that's gotta be the hight of stupidity. I mean,
is just looking at going to make you go postal?
Better take home those Rambo and Xena figurines too!
Or maybe FPS and Quake figurines are supposed to
indicate the type of people that might be violent?
If that's so, are you (and everyone else who was
known to play FPS) going to undergo a counselling
session, even after you remove all traces of
offending stuff from the office?
Everyone will have a counselling session once per quarter,again to "evaluate potential threats."
Now this makes sense. A once a quarter counselling,
I could easily take that, and there's some chance that
it might be able to weed out some of the violence
... I have to take home the decorative daggers and such that are in my cube, ...
A "no weapons" policy might make sense, if the weapon
could do more damage than any of the ordinary stuff
that's already laying around the office. But if
the daggers were no sharper than, say, a letter opening
knife, then it would be pretty stupid to make you take
Give a man a match, and he'll be warm for a minute, but set him on fire, and he'll be warm for the rest of his life.