Shiva Ram's Blog

The Mole in the office

What do you notice when you enter a swanky new office where you have recently taken an internship or even better, have taken up a new job? The aura of corporate world which is totally complementary to the general insti life that you have enjoyed for the past couple of years.

The strict dress code, Indian Standard Time (rather than the Institute Standard Time which never fails to run behind the former even if the desperate attempt of a professor to make you come on time or cumbersome preparations to organize an event), the timing of your meals, the cubicle, the notion of security passes, etc etc. But what has nowadays become a trend is the ban of the companies on the usual time wasting or useless web sites that does not add to the value creation of the company.

This is totally new to the I-never-logout-of-my-facebook-account kind of guy. There are valid arguments from the point of the companies also so I do not want to get myself involved in that debate. It is already running around in a lot of other blogs and I am sure that there is nothing new in what I am going to say among what is there.

But what can you do at times when your boss is on half a day leave and you are absolutely vetti! You cant access these sites where you can waste time and all? To this my inquisitive explorer started trying out some of the sites that I usually access for my time pass.

Surprisingly I was able to open my wordpress account but I did not dare to blog when I was in the office, as it is not the Oh-Its-ok types. :-/

Another important site was the Google Reader. For people who have been Buzzing around with this feature you will know that there is no ample time to stop reading from this page.

So the mole is out in the office trying to find its way to get comfortable in the new way of life. If anybody can help this mole you can add in your findings also in this blog. Until then…

Squeak Squeak…..


2 responses

  1. Shiva Shankar

    The sites you can browse through are :-
    Google Reader (as you have already pointed out)
    Grooveshark (For listening to English music streamed online)
    I-Google (The customized page which you sign into using your google account for chatting/mailing in case gmail is blocked in your office)
    For facebook go to this site and follow the instruction :-

    July 27, 2011 at 1:38 PM

    • Oh Cool!! At least somebody had the courtesy to reply back after a long time. Thanks for the info. But most offices dont have music outlets to listen like yours I guess. So groovesharks is not much of use.

      July 27, 2011 at 3:54 PM

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