After listening to the two groups present their two different topics on Wednesday, there was one topic that stuck out more than the other: workplace e monitoring. I always knew that workplace e monitoring existed but until the group explained it. I was shocked at the extent that companies will go in order to secure company information. Workplace e monitoring is a neccesary entity to ensure that the business is functioning as ordered but to what extent does this process become evasive. I believe that workplace e monitoring can help out functioning of a business but I do think that employers these days are taking it little overboard.
For example, I work in a grocery store as a customer service supervisor. One day while I was helping a customer at the desk, I received a phone call from someone at corporate. While I was talking to the person from corporate, I had taken out my cell phone to look to see who texted me. The person from corporate asked me, "Do you have your phone out?". At first, I could not say anything but "Huh" but then he repeated himself and asked if I had my phone out. He then described to the tee exactly what I was doing and this made me a little uneasy. This only made me think about how far a company was willing to go to ensure there was not foul play at their expense.
I think that workplace e monitoring is good overrall but should be limited. When it allows for you to access a person's most personal thoughts and activities, then it has gone overboard. If workplaces are taking the initiative to track their employees, then who's next? Will Universities start tracking the activities of their students to ensure "SAFETY". I don't know but I know that I am not for it at all