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Comment beeradvocate - "work mode"?

Discussion in 'Feedback' started by kbuzz, Feb 15, 2013.

  1. kbuzz

    kbuzz Jan 22, 2011 North Carolina
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    Would be cool if there was a button you could hit to go into "work stealth mode" where the forums appear in like an excel spreadsheet format or something...so those walking by would think I'm working instead of browsing a forum. Similar to what sites will do so people can follow the NCAA tourney...

    I know it's not going to happen cause I'm sure that it would involve essentially creating another brand new parallel forum and that's not worth the man hours...but just thought it was a cool idea to share.
  2. jbertsch

    jbertsch Dec 14, 2008 Massachusetts

    Just have Excel open and keep your mouse hovered over it in your task bar while you're viewing BA so that when someone walks by, a quick click brings up some boring spreadsheet. I used to do that. But luckily now I have an office and position my monitor to be viewable by no one. So I always have BA open in a tab to check for fun periodically throughout the day. #workethic
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  3. Absolut

    Absolut Sep 19, 2011 California

    tomorrow we are going to the Boneyard Bistro for dinner. Wasted 2 good hours of work time plotting my beer lineup.
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  4. joeebbs

    joeebbs Apr 29, 2009 Pennsylvania

  5. stealth

    stealth Dec 16, 2011 Minnesota
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  6. ezperkins2

    ezperkins2 Jan 3, 2011 California
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  7. TheNoodleIncident

    TheNoodleIncident Apr 30, 2012 New York

    Not sure if this is off-topic or not, but I'd be curious to hear what other people do for a living? And maybe their office situation, so we know how easy it is to be on BA.

    For me, I work at a large corporate bank. I have a cube, with a monitor that is visiible to people that walk by. When I'm busy, I'm not on BA.
  8. Squidly

    Squidly Nov 26, 2006 New Jersey

    When I see people click a 2 key combination when I walk up, I know perfectly well that they're hiding something. A mouse click works better... switch a tab, bring another screen to the foreground, minimize, etc.
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  9. kbuzz

    kbuzz Jan 22, 2011 North Carolina
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    holy hell...you guys are pros at this sorta thing...thanks for all the tips
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  10. ezperkins2

    ezperkins2 Jan 3, 2011 California
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  11. tewaris

    tewaris Jul 14, 2009 Minnesota

    Jobless truck chaser here. BA is my work.
  12. GeddyLeeRocks

    GeddyLeeRocks Oct 14, 2012 Pennsylvania

    I get on BA for my job! Craft/ Import buyer for a PA beer distributor!
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  13. MisterGrizz

    MisterGrizz Jan 8, 2011 Texas

    I run a liquor store that my family owns. So I basically sell/buy/drink/* all day to customers while talking to you people.
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  14. whiskey

    whiskey Feb 25, 2012 California
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    What do you mean "you people"!?!?!?!?
  15. MisterGrizz

    MisterGrizz Jan 8, 2011 Texas

    My heathen, suds-quaffing, brethren, of course.
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  16. loafinaround

    loafinaround Jul 16, 2011 New York

    I'm a prof, so I can politely close my office door :)
    Then again, when I'm at work, I'm running around like it's a 3 alarm fire, so there's seldom an opportunity to dive into BA. (semester starts next week, so you'll be seeing less of me for a while...)
  17. FunkyMacGroovin

    FunkyMacGroovin Sep 22, 2009 California

    I often check the beer releases forum as part of my job.
  18. kbuzz

    kbuzz Jan 22, 2011 North Carolina
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    What PA distributor?

    So then what, may I ask, is your job??
  19. YogiBeer

    YogiBeer May 10, 2012 Illinois

    You could always... do work...
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  20. Hanzo

    Hanzo Feb 27, 2012 Virginia

    I set my cube up to where my monitors are not visible to passers by, that said, I wouldn't mind a quick switchable work option that drops avatars and embedded pictures.
  21. Lare453

    Lare453 Feb 1, 2012 Florida
    Beer Trader

    Or you could use your phone... I'm just sayin
  22. smakawhat

    smakawhat Mar 18, 2008 Maryland

    or you could realize the fact that none of this makes a difference cause when you use a work PC you consent to monitoring and anyone anytime can check history and see where you have been, when you've been doing it, and how often...
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  23. JamesShoemaker

    JamesShoemaker Sep 21, 2012 Michigan
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    Some offices are different than others, sir. Sounds like yours is Big Brother.
  24. JamesShoemaker

    JamesShoemaker Sep 21, 2012 Michigan
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    I always copied and pasted Wiki articles into Outlook, removed the hyperlinks (not manually), and acted like I was reading an e-mail.
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  25. Barrelsnbeer

    Barrelsnbeer Oct 6, 2012 North Carolina
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    beer store employee, i have to be on BA
  26. smakawhat

    smakawhat Mar 18, 2008 Maryland

    you do realize any system admin regardless of "policy" can just find out what you are doing don't cha??? If I am a system admin, I am god... and you won't even know...
  27. robwestcott

    robwestcott Nov 3, 2008 Indiana
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    how about working at work ? a novel idea, i know. but seriously.
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  28. smakawhat

    smakawhat Mar 18, 2008 Maryland

    what a thought... but there's always a time for some BA breaks ;)
  29. JamesShoemaker

    JamesShoemaker Sep 21, 2012 Michigan
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    The worst is when there is no official IT or administrator figure in the office, but some fucking busybody narcs on everyone's computer use. There were two people like that in my old office.
  30. smakawhat

    smakawhat Mar 18, 2008 Maryland

    Every organization is different, it all depends, some places don't care, others are incredibly strict, and lots of places just have micromanaging blowhards who want to stick their nose in everything....
    JamesShoemaker likes this.
  31. Chickenhawk9932

    Chickenhawk9932 Jul 19, 2010 Pennsylvania

    My computer at work runs three 10,000 lbs blenders, one 6,000 lbs blender, one 3,000 lbs blender, four belts, and two augers. I can't even access the internet from it. I'm sure there is a way, but imagine how many pounds of ground beef would end up on the floor if I was distracted.
    Beefytits4 likes this.
  32. papaholmz

    papaholmz Nov 7, 2012 South Carolina
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