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AymanH
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We all get MacBook Pros in the company. I have been reluctant to take mine home even tho everyone else does because i have only been here for 2 months and a half. Last week a new guy came and took his home from day 1. Who is the wrong one here 🤷🏻‍♂️

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    If you're issued a laptop, the general belief is that you're expected to have it nearby at all times, whether you're in the office or not.
  • 5
    @bahua that's some fucked up schedule 😱
  • 5
    My credo is, never take work home with you. That's just not right. I'm getting paid for 8hr per day IN the company. Nothing more.
  • 3
    Totally depends on the workplace and the culture. If you’re in a workaholic company, generally the “on 24/7” mentality dictates you bring that sucker home.

    As a sysadmin to juggle the need for occasional remote access I just copy my private keys off the work machine to my personal, and leave my MacBook at work.

    Definitely not working after hours unless the on call phone rings.
  • 4
    If everyone is doing it then it’s clearly not against the etiquette. Also, I hate to break it to you, but people tend to use their work computers for personal use as well.
  • 1
    @Diactoros such workplace is a horror place and being workaholic isn't healthy at all.
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    @irene

    In most sysadmin and ops jobs, that's just how it works.
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    @bahua aren't there like different sets of humans in the office so there's always someone to solve the problem on site?
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    @irene

    Some companies employ offshore people to work in the overnight, but they're still usually only tier 1. Their job is usually still just to call the oncall and wake him/her up.
  • 4
    But the purpose of a laptop is portability. If they expected you to only ever work in the office during office hours, they'd give you a cheaper, more powerful computer that isn't portable.
  • 0
    @bahua that's ficked up 😐
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    @irene

    That's oncall.

    And I'm delighted that I don't do it anymore.
  • 4
    @bahua no they wouldn't, laptops are much easier to manage, take to meetings, swap desks, send back to the manufacturer etc.
  • 2
    You are wrong if you wanted to take it but fid not because lack of balls.
    It is your equipment do whatever you want with it.

    If you did it because you don't want to take work home then you are not wrong.
  • 4
    I would say it all depends from the company culture. For example, if you sometimes can get to work late, or can leave work before the last hour, it is better to take the laptop with you, because that is a compensation that company does it for you, allowing you to be flexible on the work hours, and surely they want something in return.
    Otherwise if they are strict, 8 hours means 8 hours to them, i would say its a terrible idea working more than 8 hours(taking ur laptop home)..
    Pa: or if you don’t have a personal computer, then sure just take it and use it for personal reasons also..p
  • 3
    Also:

    If your company allows you to work from home, you need to to be able to access the network on an authorized device. That laptop would qualify.
  • 3
    If you’re asking who’s wrong in this situation then the answer is you’re a pussy.
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    @bahua I’m so glad I avoided on call in my current job. I’m in a role where I’m the “generic computer god” for anything from servers to CI/CD to general IT. When I asked what the team looked like during the hiring process they were all “Well you’d be the first!” and I went “What’s the on call setup look like?” and they dodged the question. I said “Sounds great but if you intend to give me an on call setup as part of this job I’d love to discuss that”. Got the job, Fires every weekend, I’m not on call 😁
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