I have to do the same thing at my workplace
. No one knows that we just switched from an instant internet box to MS Proxy
(we couldn't track before), so it makes it even worse. I must say, the worst part of the day is confronting people. I have heard it all - from the generic "I accidentally clicked on a banner" to the "I was searching for teen sites for my daughter
" and of course the "I clicked on a link that said 'Click here for some cool pictures'". You can watch the suprise on their face while it turns red. The suprise then slowely turns to a grimace
as they think of an excuse
. Finally, they become extremely defensive
and try to act normal as they convey the reason they were looking at porn. Its ugly
. Its even uglier when someone else walks into the person's office (as you can imagine)...
The only reason I do it at all is to get the word out that we can track it, so I don't have an even worse situation when everyone is looking at porn. Once I have confronted the offender, I take whatever excuse they give and leave. But alas, there are often times when I really, really want to say "If you 'accidentally' clicked there, then how can you explain the 45 minutes spent on the site?" ...must have been quite a few windows to close...
For some reason, even though the company is pretty conservative, there are very, very few restrictions on this kind of stuff. Heck, there aren't any restrictions on web browsing or emailing. Not even any kind of written policy - eventually it will bite them, but until then I guess I will just keep trying to get those to stop.