(Closed) Just curious: GChat/other IM at work?

posted 6 years ago in Career
  • poll: Do you GChat or IM at work?
    yes : (35 votes)
    76 %
    no : (11 votes)
    24 %
  • Post # 3
    Member
    7408 posts
    Busy Beekeeper
    • Wedding: October 2010

    I like it because the secretaries can IM me to see if I want to have a call hold if I am already on the phone.  I can type “hold” or “msg”.  Of course, we do use it for gossip as well- but I really do use it for work functions!

    Post # 4
    Member
    1249 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: January 1992

    I don’t use it now – too busy to talk!  When I did used to IM, it was with Meebo.

    Post # 5
    Member
    2693 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: October 2008

    When I worked at a pharmaceutical company, we used Microsoft Office Messanger.  It was a really good way to keep in contact w/ coworkers.  Now that I work for a hopsital, there is no IM’ing…huge HIPPA violation.  But I love to GChat with Fiance or some of my besties during the day if I have the chance.

    Post # 6
    Member
    7695 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: August 2010

    Every day. Couldnt get through the work day without it!

    Post # 7
    Member
    10288 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: October 2011

    I have Pidgin installed on my work computer since it combines all of my chat clients into one. I use it all day long and couldn’t live without it. 

    Post # 8
    Hostess
    16213 posts
    Honey Beekeeper

    I used to use Gchat at my old job. At my current job, everyone just discovered Skype. It’s hilarious but a disaster at the same time.

    Because I don’t have anyone to Gchat with anymore…Weddingbee is what keeps me sane. 😉

    Post # 9
    Member
    3000 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: July 2012

    I use Trillian which combines AIM, Gchat, FB chat, etc. We are actually required to have some kind of IM name and are supposed to have it on at all times so we are able to talk to each other.

    However, everyone is also allowed to talk to people outside of work so I talk to my Fiance every day.

    Post # 10
    Member
    3148 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: February 2010

    at most of the companies I work for, IM is banned.

    Post # 12
    Member
    1729 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: December 2012

    I use meebo and google..couldnt work without it..gets me thru my day as well!

    Post # 13
    Member
    689 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: August 2014

    I wish I had time for things like that. I don’t work in front of a computer so I wouldn’t be able to anyways, but even so, I barely have time to acknowledge my co-workers much less IM random people.

    Post # 14
    Hostess
    18643 posts
    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2009

    They are blocked at my work.

    Post # 15
    Member
    1183 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: April 2012

    I use it, but only when I have some time or need a break. Our work actually has an in-house IM service so they allow it between co-workers. Then I use other clients for my friends, but I sign out if I need to focus.

    Post # 16
    Member
    662 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: April 2012

    At work we have an interoffice IM system that I use with co workers but I use Gchat w/ a few friends.

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