I was reading through the new place of employ’s guidelines and am taken aback at the strictness of their internet policies. Well, it’s probably what is in place in 98% of all offices out there but definitely different than what I’ve had the past 4 1/2 years (unlimited surfing, time to do so, IM chatting capabilities and almost complete freedom to do as one wished vis a vis the internet). I don’t know if the policies are written much more strongly than they are followed there but even if they are relaxed somewhat, they won’t be even close to what I am used to.
And thus, I must confront my addiction to being online all day as I pleased. I actually almost reconsidered the job offer (but only for a second, mind you) based on this. And then immediately knew I had gone into psycho territory (a not unfamiliar terrain to me) because this is my wake up call from the Uni. I have to heed its wisdom even when I don’t like to do so. (Bleah)
So, if you are an IM buddy, better chat your ass off with me now or forever hold your peace (or catch me in the evening) because after June 30, I have a feeling I will not be as accessible during the day as I have been. There is always email but I can’t even tell if we are allowed to go out to the ‘net to get our Yahoo mail or what. I’m just going to have to play it by ear, be on good behavior and see what’s what.
We all must grow up sometime. I just (kinda sorta) don’t want to.