+ 0 Votes Personally JamesRL 6 years ago I don't see this as a "right" and wrong issue. Does the CEO work from home on a regular basis? Of course he does. So this is NOT like taking out the garbage or picking up the dry cleaning. In fact I had to arrange for my staff to do the exact same thing, for a board of directors - people who are not employees, but do participate in Board meetings. Why does it upset you? I may be a manager now, but I was a desktop tech for years, and I did stuff like this all the time. I still get handed PCs from my regional VP from his house that I fix. I can see a problem if you are expected to do it out of your personal time, or not be compensated for expenses like mileage. I've taken computers to managers who were home on long term disability, and set them up so they could start the process of working from home. I didn't have an issue with that. I felt good about helping people. I've even been sent to customers sites to figure out issues with equipment that had nothing to do with my internal users support job - I felt flattered that someone recognized my troubleshooting abilities. If you have concerns about getting compensation for it, or being stuck with ongoing support of it(which could be a concern), then talk to your boss. But personally, I would do it myself without complaint, I have, and I do. But I regularly go outside my defined duties - even as a manager with a staff of 12 people, I've gone to customers to install HW and software, troubleshoot issues, listen to complaints. And I'm not in a support role at all. But I don't regret it, I learn something everytime I see a customer. I see this as an opportunity. Your business needs to have a secure connection between your boss' laptop when he is at home, and your corporate network. You should learn how best to do that, and apply it. James + 0 Votes your telecommuter is a rat that should be fired jdclyde 5 years ago It is NOT "his laptop" and he has NO say over if the company access it or not. The ONLY solution you should provide him is to help him pick out a nice laptop of his own for his personal use. Work on the work system and personal use on the personal system. + 0 Votes Quit and stop crying about it jdclyde 6 years ago If an employer wants you to do something you don't agree with, you have one of two choices. Do what they want, against your agreement or look for an employer that won't ask you to do things you don't "want" to do. As long as this is something that you are on the clock for, on what grounds do you think doing what your boss need to have done is out of line? I have gone to our CEO and our Presidents houses to setup systems for them. They both work from home, so why would they NOT have a home connection setup? Sounds like you are just looking for a reason to complain. Quit crying or quit the job. + 0 Votes Big can of worms mjd420nova 6 years ago I've done so many service calls at executives homes that it really is common place for me. All of them did extensive work from home and had some very impresive diggs too. Keep in mind that this is WORK and you should be getting paid for the work you do, including travel time. Bending over backwards for executives is just part of the job and the location should be no different than any other. There also may be some perks involved and a chance to get noticed by the CEO should be looked upon as an opportunity. Now all of this maybe covered by a union agreement or open to negotiation by representatives of the union and the company and if so you should be thusly advised. + 0 Votes Great time to shine zlitocook Updated - 6 years ago This is a great opportunity to show your IT ability, you can set up your bosses system and train him/her on it. This can lead to promotions and more money. Just be sure you know what you are doing before you go there. And after doing this a few times I have learnt to bring a person with me because. Because of liability, you need some one to say you did what you were sent to do. And the second person can vouch for you about that you did not rob the house or molested the cat. + 0 Votes Well I haven't read what the others have said yet OH Smeg Updated - 6 years ago But you are WRONG! This is a NB that the CEO uses and undoubtedly it will come into work get connected to the Company Network and if it's not correctly setup compromise the Companies Network. Stop whining and do the work. If you don't like the fact that Rank Has It's Privileges and doing this little thing will most likely save hours of lost production time and a lot of Peeved Off workers. Resign immediately do not pass go do not collect $200.00 actually do not even do anything at all but be aware that the Door will hit you in the A$$ on the way out. Then go and work elsewhere preferably collecting Garbage. You certainly would never work for me and you don't understand the very Basics of IT it is a Service Industry. We don't directly make a single thing for the people that we work for we only allow them to earn the money that pays our wages through implementing the technology that they use on a daily basis. So the CEO wants his new NB setup at home so it works there I would also be offering to make sure that the remainder of the computers there are properly configured so that when he logs into the Home Network nothing attacks his new NB and infects it. Grow up and do your job after all they will send you there on Company Time and they are paying you to do this. Also promotions occur because of who & what you are if you think for a minute that just knowing a little bit is all that is required you will stay exactly where you deserve to be at the bottom. If you are unable to relate to people and work with them you Can Not work IT. There is always the rubbish collector that you can work for running after a truck throwing garbage into it but even there Technology is coming in and they no longer need a team of Workers per truck they just need 1 driver. So you may find that the possibilities for real employment are very limited. As you obviously are unable to grasp that the Companies Network & Computers need to be protected from the Big Bad Outside World and doing small things like this is part of that job. I suppose you are the type that comes in Late in the morning leaves early fro lunch and does Bugger All when you are at work always winging how hard you are working. Well my friend those days are gone and if you continue to live like that you will find that the Unemployment Payments don't go far at all. But at least you will be getting exactly what you deserve Very Little. Col + 0 Votes It is right Mr.Wiz 6 years ago I've done it several times and it shouldn't be that big of a deal unless it's on personal time or no mileage reimbursement. Doing things like this for the boss is a good way to "improve" your image with the big dogs. It's all about keeping them happy. If they stay happy with you, you get to keep working there and possibly get a raise or promotion out of it. + 0 Votes Welcome to IT! Kenone 6 years ago Get used to it, make sure you get paid for time and mileage. If they start calling you at home, at 3:00am, because their power is out, you need to be compensated for that as well. The minute you touch his machine you have begun the lifetime warranty, your lifetime. Decide now where you will draw the line. I was asked to climb up on the CEO's roof and install a cellphone antennae, when it was 32 degrees out and the wind was howling and the roof was covered with snow and ice, declined and found a new job. I drew the line at safety, mine. + 0 Votes As I see it, you have a bigger problem heading your way ... OldER Mycroft 6 years ago This entire thread started out with a simple question and some well thought out, fitting answers. THEN the thread exploded into comment and counter-comment because YOU didn't tell us the accurate account in the first post. You immediately started in on the defence because you hadn't told us exactly what the situation was, and the actual original request took several posts and responses to get the historical detail straight. Now to my point: if you have so much inherent difficulty in laying out the groundwork for your original post - there is just as much chance that you misinterpreted the actual request about fitting the computer gear! You may be in danger of shooting yourself in the foot not only here at TR but also in your heavily-defended job description. Tread carefully with this! + 0 Votes Interesting wesley.chin 6 years ago There is something like that but notcompletely that happens here. There is a telecommuter, and the company gives the telecommuter a laptop, loaded with applications needed to do the work. The telecommuter wants to be able to access resources at headquarters, but does not want headquarters to be able to access the laptop.