WSOY From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Posted (7 years 8 months 5 days 17 hours ago) and read 1488 times:
Says the creator:
When I wrote Solitaire for Microsoft, I unleashed a monster of unproductivity onto the world," Wes Cherry, author of Microsoft Windows Solitaire told Sophos. "I bet there are millions of bosses out there who hate me. If I had a penny for every hour that has been wasted playing Solitaire in the office, I could hire Bill Gates as my golf caddie. link
YOWza From Canada, joined Jul 2005, 4897 posts, RR: 15
Reply 8, posted (7 years 8 months 5 days 10 hours ago) and read 1370 times:
Most government of Canada employees are masters of Solitaire and Minesweeper. They would be even better if they showed up more. I had a friends at Fisheries and Oceans who once didn't show up for three days and nobody said anything.
AirCop From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 10, posted (7 years 8 months 5 days 6 hours ago) and read 1299 times:
I had a co-worker that ended each lunch break with a game of Solitarie might go 15-20 minutes into her afternoon. Never understood why a government agency would have that game on their computers. Anyways never looked fun to me.
Melpax From Australia, joined Apr 2005, 1631 posts, RR: 1
Reply 11, posted (7 years 8 months 4 days 18 hours ago) and read 1223 times:
Quoting AirCop (Reply 10): had a co-worker that ended each lunch break with a game of Solitarie might go 15-20 minutes into her afternoon. Never understood why a government agency would have that game on their computers. Anyways never looked fun to me.
My employer (Australian Government agency) has always had solitare, minesweeper, etc removed from their machines. If you are caught playing a Java or Flash game, or even if you're found to have them stored on your network profile during a sweep of your files, then that's pretty much grounds for dismissal under our IT use policy. Not so much for the loss of productivity but for running the risk of introducing viruses into the network. Our network is one of the largest in the world, with around 23000 terminals. Emails from friends outside are frequently blocked by the gateway due to images, excecutables, and swear words, it's almost paranoia.