Originally Posted by RyanFan
Thank you all very much for the info. I don't think BB IM is being monitored at work. I've never gotten an email suggesting it (as described above).
Not that anyone would care (no one here knows me personally), but I've never done anything too terrible or off color. My assumption was always that it could be seen, though I doubted anyone was monitoring it. The advice to "keep it professional" will be taken. If I want to be myself with friends and family on a company-issued device, I'll make sure it's just via a phone call. ;)
You have wisdom beyond your years.
If everyone followed your lead here a TON of ugly workplace situations could be avoided.