Someone at work accessed my file to contact me outside of work…

posted 11 months ago in Career
Post # 106
9123 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2013

i work in the IT in my office.  we have access to all database tables.  if i queried the correct tables, i could see home address, ssn, paygrade (though we are federal govt, so our pay in public knowledge anyway), etc.

anyway, my coworker used to query the database for birthdays and wish everyone a happy birthday on their birthday. 

someone was weirded out by it and complained to hr. our manager pulled him in and talked to him about it being inappropriate.  he stopped doing it.


Post # 107
988 posts
Busy bee

zzar45 :  I work in a home service industry and I carry a work phone all the time. I took my first call at 1:30 am this morning. I clocked out almost an hour ago and have answered 3 calls since. Business does not stop just because I left and went home. 

If you go home and turn on your faucet and have no water, will you call immediately or are you waiting until business hours tomorrow?

Post # 108
3790 posts
Honey bee

I’ve been called at home for a question that was fairly important, but in health care the rules may be different. 

Post # 109
2971 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: March 2006

Sansa85 :  This made me think of when I was a property manager and when it snowed (state of emergency) one of the maintenance staff was REQUIRED by corporate to stay in the model apartment overnight in case there was an emergency. 

I never made the do it. What if they’re stuck at WORK and their wife and kids have an emergency???!?! Priorities people. 

Post # 110
5184 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: July 2018

Duplicate post.

Post # 111
5184 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: July 2018

penny1403 :  that is all very different from someone receiving a call on their personal phone which they have full control over and paid for, very different to receiving an urgent out of ours call on a company phone, which is not what we are talking about.

Also what a ridiculous comparison, water is an essential service so it isn’t even similar.

Post # 112
5226 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: October 2017

zzar45 :  

Finance/bookkeeping are non essential staff, I agree that her example is different 

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