So i pissed a bunch of people in HR today. They were evidently recording internet use by all of the employees in the company and they claim I have been using the internet way too much and that they might fire me. What a bunch of BS. First off my job at the pharm. company I work at is a chemist. What am I supposed to do when I set up a reaction and have to wait 2 hours for it to go to completion? 2nd the pharm company is small so there isn't that much capital to work with. What am I supposed to do when there is a 30-45 min queue to use the NMR, mass spectrometer, or the machine that does chromatography? You literally can not proceed further until you get the data back from those instruments. I know those instruments are extremely expensive, which is why they only have 1 of each, but they really need more in order for us to not have to wait. They didn't even record how long you spend on the internet, but how many websites you visit. I mean how do they know I am not visiting 10 websites in 5 minutes? The corporate would is a bunch of beaurocractic nonsense. I get all of my work done that is assigned to me on time so I really don't see what the problem is. Maybe I should take up cigarettes instead. Why is it that people who smoke are allowed to go outside 4-5 times a day for 10 minutes at a time and allowed to take smoke breaks? They don't get into trouble. Maybe it really is a blessing in diguise. They are only paying me 20,000/year with no health insurance so far, and I was about to leave to find a better job anyway. I guess that is what you get when you have stupid business people running a scientific company. The people in HR have no understanding of chemistry at all and really should shove their policies and SOPs up their a$$.