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Would you consider having surveillance camera at home?

  1. #57
    HK2008 is offline Registered User
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    Mmm, interesting result of the poll...how come nobody voted 'Done'(already installed)? Is it because those mommies didn't bother to vote?

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    Although I'm not a domestic helper, I am a regular babysitter and I would be really offended if I found out they had installed cameras to essentially spy on me.
    Even if they warned me beforehand I would definitely stop working with them and this is not because I am worried about what they will see but more a matter of respect and privacy.
    I understand it is difficult to trust a stranger with your child, especially when they are too young to let you know if anything is wrong but I don't think spying on your help is the answer if trust and loyalty is your ultimate goal.

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    yes, agree with london2hk - i would hate for my employer to spy on me at my work even tho some people like shops assistants or casino croupiers have cameras on them all day and its not as if i have anything to hide. i guess people could argue that because its their kids involved they want to have the option to see but then would they argue for surveillance cameras in kindies etc.

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    If I worked in retail, I would expect cameras because they are predominantly meant to monitor 'customers' with the 5 finger discount!
    BUT if I worked in an office and there were cameras, well that would be different in my opinion.

    Quote Originally Posted by slamdunk View Post
    yes, agree with london2hk - i would hate for my employer to spy on me at my work even tho some people like shops assistants or casino croupiers have cameras on them all day and its not as if i have anything to hide. i guess people could argue that because its their kids involved they want to have the option to see but then would they argue for surveillance cameras in kindies etc.

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    call center
    - your conversation with callers will be recorded

    Fashion / luxury shops
    - mystery shoppers constantly come to check on the frontline sales team.
    - cameras are installed in the shops.

    Office
    - your computer is secretly monitored
    - in some traditional office, you have to mark down your onduty and offduty time.
    - even in some modern office environment, you get a company security card, each time u get in and out of office, u use the card to open the door, and in fact all these are recorded.
    - in some cases, you are required to sign in your online communication account such as msn, skype, etc, to let your supervisor know that you are onduty/offduty.

    Most work environments
    - a supervisor / supervisors are PRESENT to check on you


    So, should we all stand up and go for a demonstration against all these because we want our respect and privacy at work?

    Just imagine that the employer's home is the DH's office, and they should just work under supervision like all other employees in the world.

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    I've worked in situations before with cameras.
    It's a different feeling when you work somewhere where there may be a camera in certain areas, for example cash registers, you tend to forget they are even there.

    But when you are in an enviroment where you are the sole employee and there is camera surveillance on you constantly, it just feels wrong.

    I worked in HK as an agency nanny for 6 years, and the one time that I did encounter a camera, I felt that my work actually suffered as I had the creepy feeling of being watched all the time.
    Maybe that would of changed over time, but I felt that it wsn't something I could've dealt with longterm.

    I'm not saying that people shouldn't install cameras, that's a personal choice, but I think that it is something that should be agreed upon at the start of employment.

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    I am a full time mommy without a DH, so no cameras at home.

    If in case I need to install cameras, I will definitely tell the DH I am hiring, even if not yet installed, I will tell her that I have the plan to do so. I will assure her that everything is open, I won't secretly spying on her.

    A friend of mine has installed cameras at her home, and every time she watches, her DH will show her the baby to the camera and say hi to mommy. I really can't imagine the life that I can't see the chubby face of my little boy from 9-6 (by the time arrive home, 7 or 8) Monday to Friday, I will go crazy.

    DH should have a positive perspective about this, and they should work as usual if they have nothing to hide. besides, I don't think the employer can keep watching the whole day long.

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    yeah, seriously, very interesting result.
    would love to see some sharings from those who have already installed cameras.


    Quote Originally Posted by HK2008 View Post
    Mmm, interesting result of the poll...how come nobody voted 'Done'(already installed)? Is it because those mommies didn't bother to vote?

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