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How to push back against request to use personal laptop at conference due to risk of machine compromise

I would refuse. Point blank. The conversation should go something like this: Me: Why don't you want to use a company laptop for this? Manager: Because we don't want company laptops deliberately ...
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How to push back against request to use personal laptop at conference due to risk of machine compromise

The answer is dependent on what the primary reason you are attending the Conference for is Let me explain: Scenario 1: You are primarily attending as a representative of your company and in a very ...
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How to push back against request to use personal laptop at conference due to risk of machine compromise

Where I work, the standard solution would be to go to the IT department and borrow a spare laptop - probably an old one. That can be wiped and then reimaged with a minimal software install (e.g. ...
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Should I ask for my wedding voucher?

Unless it is Company Policy that people get a voucher on their Wedding, as much as it might suck - I would not say anything. Your question is phrased as if it is an entitlement that you are owed a ...
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How to push back against request to use personal laptop at conference due to risk of machine compromise

"I do not own a laptop that would be usable for this purpose." seems to be the obvious answer. Its diplomatic, can't be argued with, and its undoubtedly the truth. In my case I don't own a ...
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How to push back against request to use personal laptop at conference due to risk of machine compromise

Since you have indicated that you will be travelling with your team, the assumption is that it is work related. In which case your work needs to provide a machine. Understandably, existing work ...
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Should I ask for my wedding voucher?

This is going to depend a lot on Culture. In my culture, this would be career suicide and haunt you for a while. It would be considered petty and make you seem childish, you could have just not ...
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How to push back against request to use personal laptop at conference due to risk of machine compromise

A carpenter does not need to bring his own hammer to work, it's provided by the boss. A mason does not need to bring his own trowel to work, it's provided by the boss. An IT professional does not need ...
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Should I ask for my wedding voucher?

It would be in poor taste if you (the person getting married) were to organize a voucher contribution for your wedding. It would not however be crass if a close friend at work were to organize a ...
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How to push back against request to use personal laptop at conference due to risk of machine compromise

I'd get a cheap used laptop for the purpose. I've got an ancient 386 now running a lightweight Linux, for example, that I'd be willing to consider completely discarding if I didn't trust it. And a ...
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How to push back against request to use personal laptop at conference due to risk of machine compromise

I would not take a personal laptop to a computer security conference. Period. Your personal laptop is your personal laptop, not the company's laptop. It's in their enlightened self-interest that ...
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Should I ask for my wedding voucher?

In my experience, this is an entirely unofficial practice, an opportunity for coworkers to contribute to a group gift for someone if they feel like doing so. There is no obligation to contribute, and ...
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