Tuesday, February 5, 2008

Surveillance

When I first started working at Microsoft (more as an intern rather than full-time), I remember that I was pretty paranoid about being under constant video surveillance. I'm not anymore, but for a while I was pretty freaked out. I don't really know if they have hidden cameras everywhere around the building, but it seems unlikely, even though all of the doors warn you that the area is under surveillance. (The entrances and exits certainly are.) Really what they have to fear is leaking of information and code, not theft of a monitor here or there, which I assume is pretty rare anyway. I guess that's, at least subconsciously, why I don't even really think about it anymore. They probably have much better things to do with their time than watch people... work.

Actually, I was probably under much closer surveillance when I was working at the grocery store.


Currently listening: Zack Hexum—Who Knew

3 comments:

Louise said...

I don't know why this would should freak anyone out. I guess it just shows that I am just a goodie-goodie. At work we've had an interna theft problem going on for about 5 months, and management had to notify us when they put a camera in the back in our section of the warehouse (for some legal reason) It really didn't freak me out at all. The only time I was a tad bit worried about the camera was when I was cleaning under the sorting table and a huge pile of DVD's fell on my head (I am sure the guys who watched the video enjoyed that little show!)

Travis said...

I just don't like the idea of being watched. It's creepy.

Louise said...

Fair enough. I think it all depends on the why for me (and a bit on the who) I guess if some guy was watching me through my window at night while I undressed and was materbating...that would creep me out. Or if it was someone like Bad Eric or Oren watching me (because they thought I was hot)...that would squick me out a ton. Guess I am not nearly as paranoid as I should be.