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    Fired for Fantasy Football

    I am glad I dont work there...not sure what my company's rules are on this. Anyone else run across this in the past?


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    Re: Fired for Fantasy Football

    wow thats BS


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    Re: Fired for Fantasy Football

    Using coporate email to communicate about non-work related stuff is usually frowned upon at all companies. That being said, frowned upon is usually as far as it goes.



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    Re: Fired for Fantasy Football

    Most businesses would only use this against you if you otherwise should be fired. This is just the reason given.



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    Re: Fired for Fantasy Football

    Oh man, I do this all the time. That's pretty harsh if that's the only reason he was fired.



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    Re: Fired for Fantasy Football

    Quote Originally Posted by cmoore_23 View Post
    wow thats BS
    Why?


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    Re: Fired for Fantasy Football

    Work is for work.

    You can screw around with your fantasy nonsense at home.



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    Re: Fired for Fantasy Football

    The company I work for, a partner and competitor to Fidelity, blocks access to all Fantasy Sport websites. It eliminates any conflicts or problems, and believe me, strange ones do pop up.



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    Re: Fired for Fantasy Football

    Haha! FFB is a daily water cooler conversation at our work. Of course were not logged in, it's just conversation...most of the time its just a couple minutes of "who did you start this week? who did you bench this week?"



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    Re: Fired for Fantasy Football

    Quote Originally Posted by MrGreg View Post
    Oh man, I do this all the time. That's pretty harsh if that's the only reason he was fired.
    Fantasy football is considered gambling. Can you look up gambling sites at your work?



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    Re: Fired for Fantasy Football

    Quote Originally Posted by twojman View Post
    Fantasy football is considered gambling. Can you look up gambling sites at your work?
    I remember at a previous employer I couldn't even get to the freaking winning lottery numbers on KCCI's site, it was blocked by Websense as being a "gambling" site.



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    Re: Fired for Fantasy Football

    Quote Originally Posted by CycloneChris View Post
    The company I work for, a partner and competitor to Fidelity, blocks access to all Fantasy Sport websites. It eliminates any conflicts or problems, and believe me, strange ones do pop up.
    Don't be so sure. This guy wasn't on any FFB sites or even using his work email for FFB. He had one or two IMs about players and got canned.



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    Methinks they were looking for a reason to lay some people off. Or there is more to the story.

    Quote Originally Posted by twojman View Post
    Fantasy football is considered gambling. Can you look up gambling sites at your work?
    I dunno, never tried.



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    Re: Fired for Fantasy Football

    Quote Originally Posted by twojman View Post
    Fantasy football is considered gambling. Can you look up gambling sites at your work?
    How is it gambling if you're not paying money? I know a lot of people that do free leagues through yahoo or espn for no reward other than bragging rights.

    And believe me, when you get to mock your friends every week for a completely ridiculous reasons, you don't need to win money.

    Edit: Oops, apparently I skipped over the "$20" part in the article. In that case, yes, it's gambling. But not all fantasy football should be considered as such.


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    Re: Fired for Fantasy Football

    I use my work email and computer for non-work related things all of the time. At the same time, though, I realize that I could lose my job for doing so and understand the potential consequences in doing so.



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