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(Slate)   Dear Prudie: I accidentally responded to a Craigslist personal ad using my work email. Should I run for mayor of New York?   (slate.com) divider line 65
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2013-05-23 01:38:25 PM
yes, and don't withdraw
 
2013-05-23 03:04:19 PM
Well the good news is, amongst your friends and colleagues is bound to be a good divorce attorney
 
2013-05-23 03:11:28 PM
You should murder everyone in your office. It's the only viable option you have at this point.
 
2013-05-23 03:12:32 PM
I'm sure other lawyers at his firm have done worse shiat.  Expensing hookers to client accounts and the like.
 
2013-05-23 03:13:17 PM
Seeing crap like this reminds me it's thur and it's time to head over to the Stranger and read Savage Love.
 
2013-05-23 03:13:20 PM
Unwind with a crack pipe and have some laughs with your buds.  Your troubles will seem small in comparison.

www.thestar.com
 
2013-05-23 03:14:07 PM
Weiner the butt of jokes.
 
2013-05-23 03:14:34 PM
Where's the DIT, submitter?
 
2013-05-23 03:14:53 PM

kid_icarus: You should murder everyone in your office. It's the only viable option you have at this point.


Do I have to kill everyone?  There's one receptionist with great tits I'd like to save...
 
2013-05-23 03:16:03 PM

Representative of the unwashed masses: kid_icarus: You should murder everyone in your office. It's the only viable option you have at this point.

Do I have to kill everyone?  There's one receptionist with great tits I'd like to save...


so cut them off and save them in a jar then
 
2013-05-23 03:16:05 PM
world problems
 
2013-05-23 03:18:23 PM
So what you're saying is, screwing your wife and all your clients isn't enough for you...
 
2013-05-23 03:18:30 PM
Yeah, boss. that is an undercover informant for the case I'm working on. That is how we contact each other. Did you want I should rent a billboard so the defendant's legal team could drive by it every day?
Do I come in your office and knock your pecker out of your secretary's mouth? No. Then don't tell me how to do my job. Jesus.
 
2013-05-23 03:19:43 PM

kvinesknows: Representative of the unwashed masses: kid_icarus: You should murder everyone in your office. It's the only viable option you have at this point.

Do I have to kill everyone?  There's one receptionist with great tits I'd like to save...

so cut them off and save them in a jar then


i.canvasugc.com
 
2013-05-23 03:19:49 PM
Although the email wasn't explicit, it makes me look very bad. I feel absolutely awful. I pay for the phone, but the email goes through the firm's server, which I know has monitoring software.

Given it wasn't illegal, I would think it would be more embarrassing for the law firm to admit to its employees it is monitoring and subsequently reading the content of your emails.
 
2013-05-23 03:22:27 PM

lennavan: Although the email wasn't explicit, it makes me look very bad. I feel absolutely awful. I pay for the phone, but the email goes through the firm's server, which I know has monitoring software.

Given it wasn't illegal, I would think it would be more embarrassing for the law firm to admit to its employees it is monitoring and subsequently reading the content of your emails.


all it would take is one female lawyer who is in a pissy mood to see the email accidentally and sue the firm for sexual harassment and their collective gooses would be cooked
 
2013-05-23 03:23:55 PM
Subby, I LOL'd.
 
2013-05-23 03:25:31 PM

kvinesknows: Representative of the unwashed masses: kid_icarus: You should murder everyone in your office. It's the only viable option you have at this point.

Do I have to kill everyone?  There's one receptionist with great tits I'd like to save...

so cut them off and save them in a jar then


backs away slowly from kvinesknows...
 
2013-05-23 03:30:35 PM

kvinesknows: lennavan: Although the email wasn't explicit, it makes me look very bad. I feel absolutely awful. I pay for the phone, but the email goes through the firm's server, which I know has monitoring software.

Given it wasn't illegal, I would think it would be more embarrassing for the law firm to admit to its employees it is monitoring and subsequently reading the content of your emails.

all it would take is one female lawyer who is in a pissy mood to see the email accidentally and sue the firm for sexual harassment and their collective gooses would be cooked



There's a huge difference between being offended by someone's email because it was accidentally sent to you, and being offended by someone's email because you have been monitoring their activity and reading their private emails.
 
2013-05-23 03:36:28 PM

lennavan: Although the email wasn't explicit, it makes me look very bad. I feel absolutely awful. I pay for the phone, but the email goes through the firm's server, which I know has monitoring software.

Given it wasn't illegal, I would think it would be more embarrassing for the law firm to admit to its employees it is monitoring and subsequently reading the content of your emails.


admit they read your traffic? most places i've been, you sign paper acknowledging their declaration that they will do so.

you work in a barn?
 
2013-05-23 03:36:31 PM
Well I just found my newest hobby.
 
2013-05-23 03:36:47 PM

lennavan: kvinesknows: lennavan: Although the email wasn't explicit, it makes me look very bad. I feel absolutely awful. I pay for the phone, but the email goes through the firm's server, which I know has monitoring software.

Given it wasn't illegal, I would think it would be more embarrassing for the law firm to admit to its employees it is monitoring and subsequently reading the content of your emails.

all it would take is one female lawyer who is in a pissy mood to see the email accidentally and sue the firm for sexual harassment and their collective gooses would be cooked

There's a huge difference between being offended by someone's email because it was accidentally sent to you, and being offended by someone's email because you have been monitoring their activity and reading their private emails.


oh I get that.  but they are lawyers....  stopping the problem before it can develop would be the first reaction.
 
2013-05-23 03:37:26 PM

lennavan: Although the email wasn't explicit, it makes me look very bad. I feel absolutely awful. I pay for the phone, but the email goes through the firm's server, which I know has monitoring software.

Given it wasn't illegal, I would think it would be more embarrassing for the law firm to admit to its employees it is monitoring and subsequently reading the content of your emails.


Some firms like to remind people that they are monitoring and reading work emails.
Helps them in the future if they ever need that email info to sue (e.g. stealing trade secrets) or fire an employee.
 
2013-05-23 03:40:47 PM
Dear Saboteur,

Here's what I know after working eight years as an associate, then nine years as a partner at an AmLaw 10 firm: they tell you they monitor your web use and your e-mail, but they really don't.  Just don't do it again.

- Chronie
 
2013-05-23 03:40:49 PM
lennavan:
There's a huge difference between being offended by someone's email because it was accidentally sent to you, and being offended by someone's email because you have been monitoring their activity and reading their private emails.

Tell that to my wife.
 
2013-05-23 03:41:14 PM
Dear fake article writer,
The smart thing to do once you realized what an idiot you were would have been to throw the phone in a lake and say it had been stolen.
 
2013-05-23 03:41:56 PM
Am I the only one that thought the second question was far more interesting?
 
2013-05-23 03:43:00 PM

dionysusaur: lennavan: Although the email wasn't explicit, it makes me look very bad. I feel absolutely awful. I pay for the phone, but the email goes through the firm's server, which I know has monitoring software.

Given it wasn't illegal, I would think it would be more embarrassing for the law firm to admit to its employees it is monitoring and subsequently reading the content of your emails.

admit they read your traffic? most places i've been, you sign paper acknowledging their declaration that they will do so.

you work in a barn?


Holy crap dude, where the hell do you work?  I'm sure if I start illegally downloading shiat, the network admin will notice my upload/download traffic is pretty high.  I have worked at places that filter websites based on key words to stop people from downloading porn.  But you think places just flat out read the emails you send?  Goddamn.
 
2013-05-23 03:50:19 PM
Heh. I post satirical stuff on CL once in a while. Best one was a M4W platonic ad I placed, with this as the sum of the text:

"Tell you what. You give me something pretty to look at, I'll give you something interesting to think about.
...Oh, I'm sorry. Do you have a better theory of male-female friendship? No? Well. Let's hope you're pretty, then."

I've never gotten as many responses as with that one -- many with photos, and plenty of lookers among them, complimenting my "witty" and "charming" ad. Even had one complain it was too bad I was "only" looking for a friend.

Douchebaggery -- irresistible!
 
2013-05-23 03:51:45 PM

lennavan: Holy crap dude, where the hell do you work? I'm sure if I start illegally downloading shiat, the network admin will notice my upload/download traffic is pretty high. I have worked at places that filter websites based on key words to stop people from downloading porn. But you think places just flat out read the emails you send? Goddamn.


I ran an email server with hundreds of users for a few clients.  Why would I ever waste my time reading what most likely is the most boring stuff out there?

Maybe if I were in an office, and someone was suspected of doing something really bad, against company rules, an IT person would be tasked to monitor them.
 
2013-05-23 03:54:16 PM
2.bp.blogspot.com
 
2013-05-23 03:56:14 PM
downstairs:
Maybe if I were in an office, and someone was suspected of doing something really bad, against company rules, an IT person would be tasked to monitor them.

I concur (end user and application support for government agency here).  Email is just a giant archive, sitting there, waiting, waiting to prove someone right or wrong once an accusation is made.  I know what to email and what to call people about.
 
2013-05-23 03:57:02 PM
I used to be in charge of network security and was responsible for monitoring such things.  Let me tell you that the chances of A.) this getting noticed and B.) anyone giving a fark are not worth worrying about.

Yes, all email and web activity CAN be monitored, doesn't mean it IS.

CSB time:

While gathering info after being hacked I discovered that one of our sales guys was routinely visiting AshleyMadison.com while at work.  This discovery was made while reviewing data logs with the CFO present.  Not one fark was given as it had nothing to do with the problem we were dealing with.
 
2013-05-23 03:58:51 PM

downstairs: I ran an email server with hundreds of users for a few clients.  Why would I ever waste my time reading what most likely is the most boring stuff out there?


Being an IT Admin I can attest to this. Most IT admins are just way too busy to be going through a ton of mundane emails. Maybe if the admin suspected you of something and/or you were on his *hitlist. Even then it's a big maybe.
 
2013-05-23 04:01:36 PM
So I just went to my local craigslist incarnation and clicked on some of these personals and EVERY ONE was pathetic and uninteresting. And EVERY single mother writes: "My kids are more world. They come first and if you don't understand that, don't even bother contacting me." Well, gee, then don't worry, because I won't! Because you sound like an awful person to attempt to converse with, let alone date!
 
2013-05-23 04:01:53 PM

kvinesknows: Representative of the unwashed masses: kid_icarus: You should murder everyone in your office. It's the only viable option you have at this point.

Do I have to kill everyone?  There's one receptionist with great tits I'd like to save...

so cut them off and save them in a jar then


That's just silly. It's perfectly acceptable to put her in your rape dungeon.
 
2013-05-23 04:09:41 PM

finnished: downstairs: I ran an email server with hundreds of users for a few clients.  Why would I ever waste my time reading what most likely is the most boring stuff out there?

Being an IT Admin I can attest to this. Most IT admins are just way too busy to be going through a ton of mundane emails. Maybe if the admin suspected you of something and/or you were on his *hitlist. Even then it's a big maybe.


You guys speak for yourselves. Any dirt I discover on users goes into a meticulously managed SQL database, which allows me to query based on department or tag (marital_infidelity/badmouthing_boss/rush_fan/etc). Now if you'll excuse me, I need to send a "polite" request to the maintenance guys to bring the power-washer over and wash my car one more time.
 
2013-05-23 04:11:14 PM

ZeroPly: finnished: downstairs: I ran an email server with hundreds of users for a few clients.  Why would I ever waste my time reading what most likely is the most boring stuff out there?

Being an IT Admin I can attest to this. Most IT admins are just way too busy to be going through a ton of mundane emails. Maybe if the admin suspected you of something and/or you were on his *hitlist. Even then it's a big maybe.

You guys speak for yourselves. Any dirt I discover on users goes into a meticulously managed SQL database, which allows me to query based on department or tag (marital_infidelity/badmouthing_boss/rush_fan/etc). Now if you'll excuse me, I need to send a "polite" request to the maintenance guys to bring the power-washer over and wash my car one more time.


I blackmail that one guy in accounting for bottles of scotch
 
2013-05-23 04:12:30 PM
Most likely it won't matter, unless you piss the higher ups off. Then they'll go looking for everything they can use against you.
 
2013-05-23 04:18:13 PM

FarkingReading: So I just went to my local craigslist incarnation and clicked on some of these personals and EVERY ONE was pathetic and uninteresting. And EVERY single mother writes: "My kids are more world. They come first and if you don't understand that, don't even bother contacting me." Well, gee, then don't worry, because I won't! Because you sound like an awful person to attempt to converse with, let alone date!


Yep. And they're all "BBW." (Or, for that extra helping of oxymora, "small BBW").

CL personals are the bargain bin of human relations. Fun to poke around, and gawk at the irregular goods. But, probably nothing you'd actually want to take home.
 
2013-05-23 04:27:50 PM

FarkingReading: Because you sound like an awful person to attempt to converse with, let alone date!


umm.. CL adds are not about dating.
 
2013-05-23 04:31:27 PM

Bumblefark: Or, for that extra helping of oxymora, "small BBW"


That's code for five foot even, 180lbs.
 
2013-05-23 04:51:27 PM

lennavan: dionysusaur: lennavan: Although the email wasn't explicit, it makes me look very bad. I feel absolutely awful. I pay for the phone, but the email goes through the firm's server, which I know has monitoring software.

Given it wasn't illegal, I would think it would be more embarrassing for the law firm to admit to its employees it is monitoring and subsequently reading the content of your emails.

admit they read your traffic? most places i've been, you sign paper acknowledging their declaration that they will do so.

you work in a barn?

Holy crap dude, where the hell do you work?  I'm sure if I start illegally downloading shiat, the network admin will notice my upload/download traffic is pretty high.  I have worked at places that filter websites based on key words to stop people from downloading porn.  But you think places just flat out read the emails you send?  Goddamn.


My firm hold that as an option, but there's no way in hell I'm wading through everyone's stupid shiat.

The one time I've actually looked at someone's mail was when a guy suddenly quit and I checked to see if he'd forwarded himself any client info on his way out, and he certainly did.

I'm sure if someone was suspected of wrongdoing I'd keep an eye out - but there's no way in hell I'm spending all day every day reading everyone's mail. fark that.
 
2013-05-23 04:53:05 PM

FarkingReading: So I just went to my local craigslist incarnation and clicked on some of these personals and EVERY ONE was pathetic and uninteresting. And EVERY single mother writes: "My kids are more world. They come first and if you don't understand that, don't even bother contacting me." Well, gee, then don't worry, because I won't! Because you sound like an awful person to attempt to converse with, let alone date!


But she obviously likes to fark. You won't even have to wear a condom.
 
2013-05-23 05:15:04 PM

rufus-t-firefly: lennavan: dionysusaur: lennavan: Although the email wasn't explicit, it makes me look very bad. I feel absolutely awful. I pay for the phone, but the email goes through the firm's server, which I know has monitoring software.

Given it wasn't illegal, I would think it would be more embarrassing for the law firm to admit to its employees it is monitoring and subsequently reading the content of your emails.

admit they read your traffic? most places i've been, you sign paper acknowledging their declaration that they will do so.

you work in a barn?

Holy crap dude, where the hell do you work?  I'm sure if I start illegally downloading shiat, the network admin will notice my upload/download traffic is pretty high.  I have worked at places that filter websites based on key words to stop people from downloading porn.  But you think places just flat out read the emails you send?  Goddamn.

My firm hold that as an option, but there's no way in hell I'm wading through everyone's stupid shiat.

The one time I've actually looked at someone's mail was when a guy suddenly quit and I checked to see if he'd forwarded himself any client info on his way out, and he certainly did.

I'm sure if someone was suspected of wrongdoing I'd keep an eye out - but there's no way in hell I'm spending all day every day reading everyone's mail. fark that.


I know my client can see emails sent to my boss. This was done because it was discovered that the old boss didnt check emails, and when he did he would only do the easy tasks. So now our client scans every email that goes to the bosses desk. I hope they stop it soon seeing as how the new boss is compotent.
 
2013-05-23 05:21:23 PM
People like that crack me up.  They think their lives are so interesting that the IT department has nothing better to do than watch every packet that they send out over the network.  I once had someone call me panicked that I'd think she was some kind of pervert because she clicked on a link that went to a pornographic site.  Like I gave a shiat as long as it didn't cause issues with our infrastructure.  "So you guys aren't monitoring us?"  "Not in real time.  We have logs we'll look at if there's a problem.  If there's an unusual amount of network traffic on your port, one of us will probably come check to see what you're up to and whether there's a more efficient way to do it or if you need a faster network connection or if there's some sort of malware on your computer that's moving data.  But we're not watching you surf the web and we're not reading your emails."

Of course, this guy's email will be archived for eternity if the firm has even the slightest clue.  All companies archive email.  Mine did.  But only two people had access to it and neither of us was particularly inclined to snoop.  If the legal department asked for something, one of us (the one being me) would do a targeted search with very specific parameters.  The chances of a targeted search coming up with that specific email are pretty slim.
 
2013-05-23 05:31:16 PM

Bumblefark: FarkingReading: So I just went to my local craigslist incarnation and clicked on some of these personals and EVERY ONE was pathetic and uninteresting. And EVERY single mother writes: "My kids are more world. They come first and if you don't understand that, don't even bother contacting me." Well, gee, then don't worry, because I won't! Because you sound like an awful person to attempt to converse with, let alone date!

Yep. And they're all "BBW." (Or, for that extra helping of oxymora, "small BBW").

CL personals are the bargain bin of human relations. Fun to poke around, and gawk at the irregular goods. But, probably nothing you'd actually want to take home.


Small BBW is up to about 200 or so pounds, no gunt, but quite roundly built.
 
2013-05-23 05:32:09 PM
As an IT guy, you're email, web browsing, IM's etc aren't near as interesting to me as you think they might be.  Add in the mundanity of everybody else on the network and nope, I'm not gonna pay attention to you, until you screw up and get brought to my attention.

[csb[  Like the guy who asked me to install some software on his computer.  He gets up from his desk, I sit down, and the first thing that is right there on his monitor is a chat window from an online hookup site. Next to is, is the profile of some woman he's chatting with.  Complete with all the appropriate pictures.  He was headed from his office to the HR Directors office.  By the time he got there, she and the GM had already been notified and he was out the door within two hours.

Sad to say, but the naked people pictures you see on work computers are not the people you want to see naked.

[/csb]
 
2013-05-23 05:41:11 PM

dopekitty74: Small BBW is up to about 200 or so pounds, no gunt, but quite roundly built.


Huh, wonder what "gunt" means. *clickity-clickity*

/Damn you Google, and your automatic image search.
//Every motherfarking time...
 
2013-05-23 06:03:19 PM

Representative of the unwashed masses: backs away slowly from kvinesknows...


Why? do you have great tits?
 
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