When Kerrie Krutchik, an attorney for 34 years, started a new job, she received a laptop in the mail with instructions: To get paid, she’d have to comply with a company-mandated facial recognition system for every minute of her contract. wapo.st/3zPC8Ep

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The adoption of facial recognition monitoring coincides with an increase in companies’ use of more traditional monitoring software, which can track an employee’s computer keystrokes, take screenshots and in some cases record audio or video. wapo.st/3zPC8Ep
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The tension between employees and employers around the level of monitoring comes down to trust and transparency, experts say. wapo.st/3zPC8Ep
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it is an invasion of privacy. Should be banned.
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It's not only an insane invasion of privacy but goes completely against all productivity methodology. You know what helps someone be MORE productive? Stepping away for a few min, changing focus, and thinking about something else besides work.
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Efficiency can be a siren song. A little is good, but as you head towards 100% efficiency, you risk the whole system crashing once something irregular approaches your system and you have downsized everyone who had time to address and rectify it.
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Look this is not absolutely the solution, but one response might be if regulators ruled that any employee subject to this kind of focus monitoring BY DEFINITION cannot be classified as "exempt" (meaning, must be paid overtime etc.)
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It's kinda privacy invasion but it's much better than getting COVID-19, which has more than 6.5 million deaths worldwide
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This is no way to work, but a great way for employers to lose valuable employees.
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Reminds me of a former employer who monitored bathroom breaks and confronted you if they thought you spent too much time in the bathroom. Who does that besides Amazon?
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Wtf? She’s not a child, she a professional who’s been working for almost 40 years. This is a clear violation of her privacy
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