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Do people use work laptops for personal stuff? Can an employer track what you do if you browse social media and the web? I don't have a work laptop but I've always been curious when companies give out laptops for people WFH.

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The only moderately personal thing I do on my work computer is LinkedIn and looking up restaurants. Probably over cautious on my part, but I would hate it if some tech guy was going through my personal emails bc it was logged in on my work computer 😅

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Yes, use firm laptop for anything I would use my personal laptop for - no-one has ever convinced me there was an issue there (assuming you’re not doing anything unlawful). Stop worrying.

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Yes, that is why eBay has gone bust… I’m sorry not to have included an exhaustive list of the websites you specifically use on a daily basis (but are terrified of your employer finding out). What’s going to happen to your personal banking on a non personal [BigLaw] network, remind me?

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I submit job apps on my work laptop. I'm are they can track, but I don't really care. What are they going to do, fire me? Okaayyyy.

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Energyyyyy lol

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I use my work computer for banking/credit stuff and occasional personal emails when needed. Am I alone here?

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Yeah I do that all the time. They know what I make

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Acceptable use policy typically dictates what you can do. Yes they do track

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Occasionally, but only for stuff I don't care if my employer knows. I really don't care if they see my personal emails regarding enrolling my child in preschool or remodeling my condo. I'm not that exciting. I keep social media to my phone.

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I use my work laptop for my volunteer stuff. If the firm wants to fire me for using my work webcam to speak with an underprivileged kid, so be it.

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Past two companies I worked for you couldn’t log into personal email on work computer. I use work comp to check LinkedIn, banking and google searching restaurants and stuff, but wouldn’t use work comp to apply for new jobs or anything more than that.

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We’re working from home. Just keep your personal laptop up.

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If you’re making the trek into the office, why are you goofing off during office hours? Get in, get your shit done and bill your 7-8 hrs, and GTFO.

Only some daily thing, google map to see the route to see a doctor, google a restaurant, YouTube to see proper pronunciation of the name of a person

Read your acceptable use policy. Typically yes, they have the ability to track or look if they want. The AUP you signed should have that info

Yes they can track it

Can IT/other people see my password? I will need to change my dumb password if they can…

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