Comments: Different Minds

"For Reference"

Here's my business card....but it's only for reference. You must go to to find the most current version of my information.

Posted by Sissy at March 2, 2007 11:19 PM

I work in the petroleum industry. Our company decided that having a camera or phones w/ cameras was a security problem. So now they are banned. The only problem was that the company issued cell phones had cameras on them (it was actually cheaper to get them that way, in bulk). So then the company had to get a new contract with a different phone company without cameras. Geez.

Posted by Jerry at March 2, 2007 11:44 PM

Sissy- You know... when I was labeling my drawers, with the labl maker I had to CHECK OUT, I forgot a drawer for 'For Reference'. I wonder if I'll get tagged for that during my inspection.

Jerry- We've always had this 'no phone with camera' policy, but it has come to light that not everyone may be following it. They were doing random inspections, hence this new policy. One young kid actually had the nerve to say to security, "they don't make cell phones without cameras anymore!" We laughed. They don't make one HE WANTS, but oh, yes, they make them.

Posted by Bou at March 2, 2007 11:57 PM

As an EH&S type, I have to at least defend the 5 spoke chair. After all, it makes it much more stable and less prone to tipping. (For those who have not outgrown the tip back in the chair habit.)
We had cell phones with cameras banned as well, but I have a company issued pda/phone now, and camera works just fine, thank you.

Posted by jck at March 3, 2007 08:12 AM

We just got a new security system where I work.
Six months ago, you could just walk in and wander around the building freely. Both employees and guests.
Today, employees need a photo ID swipe card to gain access to anything except the front lobby and elevator. Guests must stop at the front desk to get 1) a temporary pass which swipes nothing, and 2) an escort to take them wherever in the building they need to go.

So, we're all tagged like cattle at the market.

There's no system in place to stop someone with a gun from shooting the front desk lady and all the people on the first floor before taking the elevator to any other floor and shooting those people too.

I'd advise against taking the job as receptionist.

Posted by Roses at March 3, 2007 08:41 AM

Security never bothered me too much at IBM. We had the no camera rule, but then, sometimes we taught pre-release products and we didn't want info on them going to our competitors. What did bug me was when I worked 2nd shift and left my desk unlocked, which one had to get through two badge readers to get to, and I got a security gig. I guess they worried about the after hours cleaning crew. I didn't do too bad since I only got two gigs in eighteen years.

I'm with you. Security good. Six sigma, Quality circles and ISO9000 bad.

Posted by Denny at March 3, 2007 12:12 PM

Gads, the Auto Industry has never allowed phones with camera's in plants or research & development areas. It's nothing new to me.

As for the memorizing part numbers, have done that at every job I had. People were amazed that I could remember all of them. I was an walking encyclopedia for my co-workers.

Posted by Quality Weenie at March 3, 2007 02:21 PM

So that's why Sammy's wouldn't let me bring my phone in, it was a National Security Issue, dang, and I thought the ladies were just shy...Silly Me.


Posted by P'cola Titan at March 3, 2007 05:05 PM