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What a nice guy you are
Authored by: ruaric on Aug 12, '05 11:28:29AM
no questions asked.

Hmm how nice of you! A little harsh though don't you think? I would ask them about it and get their side of the story. Shame to lose someone without at least giving them a chance to explain.

Of course in most large companies (in the UK at least) you would not be able to fire them no questions asked. Also an administrator would not have authorisation to fire them without getting HR and the person's manager involved. Though perhaps it is different where you work.

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What a nice guy you are
Authored by: mm2270 on Aug 12, '05 02:54:50PM

I would think that before anyone could get terminated from their place of employment by bypassing a proxy, they would first have needed to sign a computer policy agreement specifically stating that it is against company to do so.

In the case of the user who posted this hint, it sounds to me like he used to have access to these services before, and then something changed on the IT end. It would be kind of irresponsible for a company to suddenly halt access to the internet or some services without at least an email explaining that the change is happening. The user could simply argue that he/she wasn't aware that Gmail or whatever was off limits now, since he/she was able to get to it before. IANAL, but I think that argument may hold some weight in a unlawful termination suit.

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