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Are instant messengers allowed in your office?

 
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I am using the internet to my liberty right now... I'm kinda worried they won't let me chat anymore on my next job hehehe. But anyway, are you allowed to use IM in your job? This isn't a job-related question though, just starting something to talk about.
 
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I don't know. Never bothered to check and I'm happy without messengers
 
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Yes
 
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Originally posted by Timothy Sam:
I am using the internet to my liberty right now... I'm kinda worried they won't let me chat anymore on my next job hehehe. But anyway, are you allowed to use IM in your job? This isn't a job-related question though, just starting something to talk about.



No IMs allowed! But I know of a way if all you can access is Google!
Open Google spreadsheets create a dummy sheet and share it with another gmail user. Ask him/her to open the shared sheet. There on the right side you have a chat option!! Try it..
 
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Why go to this extent. Use the chat facility in GMail ;-)
[ September 12, 2006: Message edited by: Reghu Ram T ]
 
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Why go to this extent. Use the chat facility in GMail ;-)



Even Gmail chat is blocked at my place
 
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Originally posted by Ritika Saxena:


Even Gmail chat is blocked at my place



Gmail is blocked or only chat... if chat, then is it possible?
 
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Gmail is blocked or only chat... if chat, then is it possible?


Just the chat option of gmail is blocked
 
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In a friend�s company they blocked all E-Mail sites.
He was allowed to send/receive mails to only their company�s E-Mails IDs.
However he was allowed access to all technical sites � including JR.
We used to chat via PM facility of JR.
[ September 13, 2006: Message edited by: Chetan Parekh ]
 
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Originally posted by Reghu Ram T:
Why go to this extent. Use the chat facility in GMail ;-)



All mails/chats blocked..but not google spreadsheets...may be soon..
 
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IM's are forbiden. But JavaRanch is not...and that's more important for me:-)
 
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All IM's are allowed in my company...I interact with other the US team and with my leads in IM...
 
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We use IM on the internal network extensively. Most of us find it essential. I had a VP ask why I didn't have IM in my startup when he couldn't reach me, so now it's there. But it doesn't interoperate with external IMs ... any more. External IMs are blocked.
 
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All IMs allowed in my company. I work for a huge France-based IT Services company.
 
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Company has its own internal IM system for rapid communication between remote offices (we have offices on 3 or 4 continents).
Don't know the official policy on other IM tools, but people do use them (personally I don't, I don't see the need).
 
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