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Not much to report today, but I'm here so I'd better make the effort.

Jobsworth rang first thing this morning and nearly made me jump out of my skin when I realised that he was actually reading to me from several of my e-mails and asking me what should be done with these and whether he should reply to the senders...all to do with work, but still, he's got access to my e-mail account? I never gave him my passwords and I certainly never gave him permission to have a look in my inbox for any reason! Which means that he's in clear breach of all our privacy laws...it may be my work e-mail address and technically HP property, but I get private mail sent to that address as well and none of my e-mail, whether work-related or otherwise, is any of his business. Just because he's my boss doesn't give him the right to nose around on my hard disk! The more I think about it, the madder I get. I've a good mind to shop him to HR when I go in tomorrow to discuss the terms of my returning to work next week...

Because I am going back to work. Next Thursday, if all goes well. My mouse arm's much improved, and I see no reason to stay home for much longer. I would go back sooner, but I booked a couple of days off as soon as I heard that GotR were coming (Tuesday!). I've been trying to think what to wear for the last few days, but inspiration hasn't struck and I've more or less resigned myself to the thought of showing up in jeans and T-shirt. And trainers...if I'm going to be dancing in the aisles, or even just standing around hoping I can go home soon, I'd better wear comfortable shoes.

Haven't heard from my optician yet -- think I'll go round there in a minute and see if my replacement contact's come in yet.


May. 7th, 2004 07:54 am (UTC)
European laws are a lot stricter in that regard, and I know that in Dutch law at least, e-mail comes under the same header as ordinary snail mail. It's private, and only the addressee has the right to look at it and to decide who else gets to see the content. And as a member of the Work Council I know that no manager has the right to break into his employees' e-mail account. Even if they have strong suspicions of wrong-doing by that employee, they'll first have to ask that employee's permission to look at their mail, and if the employee withholds that, and they're still concerned, they'll have to get permission from the Work Council and a (lower court) judge. Which means they'll have to be pretty damn sure of their facts.
May. 7th, 2004 07:48 pm (UTC)
Yet another reason to move to Europe.