Wednesday, August 29, 2007 should bring back its "The Boss is Watching" button

Apparently a fifth of office employees are spending their working day engaging in personal activities and not actually working. In other words, messing around on the web. [Travolution employees - well, all one and a half us - are kept on a very tight leash!]

As an article on ZDNet
today says: "Walk into any large office, and you will most likely hear the telltale computer bleeps of chat programs and online games, accompanied by furious mouse-clicking."

[This is why travel companies like Thomson have banned social networking sites such as Facebook] didn't care about this until recently, allowing its own customers users to click a button on the top horizontal navigation titled "The Boss if Watching - Look Busy".

The page would suddenly turn into a rather dull looking spreadsheet. [Pics courtesy of the WayBackWhen machine]

Alas the recently redesigned homepage has done away with such mischief making functionality and would rather employees get caught while booking their holidays. How's that for customer loyalty!

UPDATE: A reader notes that the US Lastminute is still showing the Boss button.

Kevin May, editor, Travolution

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Alex said...

The US version still has that page available!

Boss is watching!

Travolution Blogger said...

Alex: Cheers!