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Remote access for work

Discussion in 'Anything goes' started by spikechiquet, Dec 14, 2010.

  1. spikechiquet

    spikechiquet Well-Known Member

    Our new ME is really big on letting us use remote access software to work from home and "have somewhat of a normal life," when it doesn't hinder getting the paper out in a timely matter.
    We use logmein.com and I have no complaints. I usually stay home on Sundays now and work instead of going into an empty office to layout pages.
    I also use it at night from home to upload the web and finish off the last bit of stuff that I didn't need to sit in the office for (like lotto or resending a page that had an error). We all use IM to stay in contact, it's been great.
  2. Buck

    Buck Well-Known Member

    Use a VPN set up all the time.
  3. imjustagirl

    imjustagirl Active Member

    When our boss lets us work from home (weekends this past season, plus random days when family issues preclude someone from coming in) we log in via VPN. We've got all the programs we need and it's the same thing without having to sit in an empty office.
  4. playthrough

    playthrough Moderator Staff Member

    Ditto. I log-in remotely with this little key fob that has a six-digit number that changes every minute or so. Makes me feel much more important than I actually am.
  5. imjustagirl

    imjustagirl Active Member

    SecurID. I have one too. :D
  6. MightyMouse

    MightyMouse Member

    You guys are like spies.
  7. Cape_Fear

    Cape_Fear Active Member

    What's this remote access that people speak of? We can't even check our work email without being in the building.
  8. Suicide Squeezer

    Suicide Squeezer Active Member

    Are any of these remote access clients compatible with circa late 90s Macs?
  9. wicked

    wicked Well-Known Member

    We were promised this early last year, when we got socked with a couple blizzards. Yet only a select few have access.
  10. Starman

    Starman Well-Known Member

    How awesome! You get to work your regular hours, PLUS do "homework."


    Here's a hint: the LAST reason they're doing this is so you can have a "normal life."
  11. spikechiquet

    spikechiquet Well-Known Member

    Nope, I actually get done quicker this way. I usually never have much to do between 10:30 and 11:15, so I leave around 10:30 and am home by 11 (instead of midnight), kiss the wife goodnight and upload the web before the lotto even hits at 11:10 or 11:20.

    I wouldn't be happy about it if it wasn't making life easier for me.
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