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Re: non-business languageby fmogavero (Monk)
|on Mar 22, 2002 at 14:40 UTC||Need Help??|
I feel your pain!
If your employer is monitoring your communications, which every employer has a right to do, then the only thing that you can do is stop going to Perl Monks and every other working aid that could possibly contain offensive language.
If your employer has an intranet, you may want to point out to them that there may be references to medical, religious and or political items which could be offensive to some people. For example, the calendars that you buy in stores show religious holidays. Soon Passover will begin. Good Friday is going to happen and then Easter Sunday. Mardi Gras is even based on religious pretense. So therefore any mention of Mardi Gras on your corporate intranet should be filtered out.
Please don't get me wrong, I am not opposed to religion, but I am opposed to dictatorial management. If your compnay is not willing to let a couple of human mistakes occur, then they are doomed to failure. If they don't trust you to be discreet (aacording to their rules) then maybe you should consider all of the alternatives available, including finding a company that does trust you.
Perl Monks is free. It is an essential working aid for anyone who uses Perl. It tends along the Democratic lines rather than the Conservative lines. (Thank God!(Oh no a religious reference!)) If your employer wants you to use it then they need to either permit the current filtering you have, or tell info security that this is an OK site and to back off.
There is no easy solution to a problem such as this. My intention is to contribute and help. Hopefully I have done that.