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A Survival Guide for Working with Bad Bosses: Dealing with Bullies, Idiots, Back-Stabbers, and Other Managers from Hell by Gini Graham Scott Ph.D.

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Chapter 27. The Intrusive Boss

Even in today’s privacy-conscious society, it is still generally accepted that employers can pretty much monitor whatever activities they want that are done with their equipment or occur on their premises. They can also monitor employees who are working out in the field, such as salespeople or researchers. The usual policy is to let employees know the scope of what employers are monitoring, which helps to make employees feel more comfortable. They may not like this monitoring and may prefer that they aren’t being observed, but at least they know the ground rules. It’s not only legal for employers to observe, but it makes sense. Employers are generally liable for what employees do when they make mistakes, and it seems ...

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