Our boss just wouldn't let us have it. In fear of us NOT entering class and doing our jobs.
I mean like, psh, if we want to skip work, we would skip work, with or without the Internet. Am I right?
Anyways. Recently, one of our I.T. teachers went rogue and installed a router so that we would have Internet.
It was supposed to be a secret.
But with 150 teacher around, how do you keep such a secret?
So our boss soon found out about it. Didn't know the shit our brave colleague had to go through, but he made a deal with the boss to compromise with the situation.
It has to adhere to the ministry's policy of having the Internet at the workplace.
That means no social networking websites.
In which I'm totally cool about it.
Then I found out they blocked EZTV.
For being a P2P sharing site.
Fine. I don't need the school's Internet to download the second episode of Desperate Housewives. Just wondered if it could.
But then they blocked Youtube.
For being a video sharing site.
I've only seen kitty porn in Youtube, not human porn.
So WHAT IS WRONG WITH YOUTUBE?
Don't they know that we cool teachers get most of our teaching resources there?
Just when I thought I could bring all my books and resources to school and plan my lessons at school. They just rendered the Internet useless.
And of course, they blocked most of my favourite websites that I visit daily.
They blocked PerezHilton for being a 'blog' and contains 'adult photos'. I blame Heidi Montag's tatas.
But luckily they didn't block personal blogs.
Here are the other websites that are blocked for all the stupid reasons:
Collegehumor is bad for government servants because it contains humour. We government servants must always be serious and grave. We do not laugh or smile at work. That's just how we roll.
And people, I assure you, there are no videos of college girls making out here. Pictures maybe. One really epic one. But it's mainly a humour site.
But even if these websites poke fun at sex, people having sex, or people NOT having sex, aren't we all adults here? Maybe there are government sectors who hire kids and hormonal teens in their workforce.
They further prove that their sense of humour is non-existent when they blocked this site:
The home of LOLcats. REALLY?!
And finally, this is the best:
Damn You Auto Correct is categorised as "Tasteless".
Well sorry for not visiting 'sophisticated' websites like Utusan and Berita Harian!
I just don't understand why they want to block video/photo/file sharing and social networking sites. I mean, when we were in teacher's training college, yes maybe - 'coz they think we're young and would do stupid things/easily influenced, but c'mon. We're adults here. Sure, they might be slackers out there, but NOT all of us are slackers and will abandon work to play Restaurant City. Might as well ban the air-conditioner, the cafe, the pantry and the toilet 'coz we would definitely skip work to hang out there. With or without the Internet.
But most of all, I wish they'd just lighten up a lil bit on the humour sites. Geezus.