UPDATED @ 1:20 PM EDT
An anonymous comment disputes the account posted on CafePharma, below, thus:
. . . .Definitely not true. Here are some refuting facts:• Company-issued cell phones were distributed back when cell phones were just coming out. They even offered PDAs, but those too were meant for convenience and accessibility. But now employees just use their regular phones, though managers and above have the option of opting for a company-issued phone.
• Computer monitoring isn't nearly as over-the-top as suggested. They do unique allow [sic] the computer to authenticate in [sic] the servers, though, as you'd expect.
• Drug test was conducted prior to employment and I have *not* had to take one since. Contractors, however, are required to take annual drug screening.
• There definitely is NOT auditing of phone calls. Nor is your position tracked wherever you go.
Of course, I realize anything an anonymous poster puts here won't have any credibility or bearing on your bias. But I figured I'd at least let you know.
-- /s/ Merck field IT/engineer,
at West Point Plant
September 5, 2009 1:05 PM. . .
Bias? Me? Nah. . . .