PLEASE STOP SEARCHING FROM YOUR WORK COMPUTER
Fellow Virginians, please listen to the following advice:
PLEASE STOP USING YOUR WORK COMPUTERS / LAPTOPS / PHONES to search for information on:
- starting your own business
- names for your new business
- non-compete lawyers
- information on whether or current employment contract is valid
- how to breach your non-compete
I know you think no one at work would monitor your Internet activity, but lets’ be honest. They might. And if you quit, they certainly will. And when they find out you have been planning to leave for weeks as evidenced by your searches / emails etc., they will assume you are hiding much more and may talk to a lawyer about filing suit against you.
I am not a genius, or even psychic. I know you are doing these searches because of who ends up on our website and blog, at what time, from what network using which key words.
If I know you are planning to leave, so will your employers. BE CAREFUL. You have no right to privacy on a work computer, and arguably, even if you open and send personal email (gmail, yahoo etc) from that computer, they could look at those emails too.
BE SMART and save the surfing for home!