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I saw this post in CP Insider news today. It's 100% true with my case.
When I started in my first office, Security folks at the gate literally frisk you upside down when you come in & go out. It almost felt like clearing a high security airport check-in with metal detectors.
In my next company it was just a Guantanamo bay , it was virtually disconnected from the internet world. You wont be allowed in if you missed to bring your ID. They'll prepare a new ID with Photo and issue, until that you'll have to wait near the gates.
You cannot open any website other than the domains prefixed with company's name. Those were the times Facebook was starting to evolve, people just die to find some hack through proxies and get to see the outer world.
(Even CP was blocked, and guess what this exactly the time I was put in a Mega project that beat Visual Studio 6's intellisense to death. I happened to work on a complex C++ project with no intellisense & Google help. It almost felt like a fish out of water. Terrible times)
Using any proxy was a big offence as per the company's rule book. If you want to connect to Internet, you'll have to walk 50 meters & make use of a system that is put in a corner, with all device ports , admin rights disabled and just with a single low speed internet connection connected to a modem (out of the LAN router, It's a direct separate line)
Poorest of all is one sick company that doesnt allow even a camera phone. camera. If you still happen to bring one, they'll put a hard sticker on it & you are not supposed to remove it till you come back to the security gate.
You cannot bring your laptop/device into office.
And now in successive companies, these walls have gradually been broken down. Or I'm really not sure, if I naturally chose companies that doesn't treat you like a prisoner.
But I'm also not sure if this totally good. I remember long back when I joined this company as softwar lead, I walked up to the boss and suggested to disable USB ports & cut of admin rights to developers. (Whatever was taught to me as "security" protocol) , The boss replied, "That's okay". lol
Starting to think people post kid pics in their profiles because that was the last time they were cute - Jeremy.