how to handle this one
we got a problem with someone here at work, porn (moron) and of course, mgt is second guessing the data. Allow me to provide some background information...
Since I started, I have pressed for locking of workstations time (10-15 minutes) and time and time again. I was trumped by management stating "it inhibits work ability". Ok fine, I warned them and let them have their way. I've also pressed for a form of zero tollerance of computer abuse. By abuse I mean downloading crap, going to sites to play games for extended period of time and even going as far as disabling cd drives so they can't bring shiz in from home. Again, I was trumped saying "playing cds never hurt anyone". I warned again and I went on.
Now, we deal with a certain individual that has went to OVER 50 different porn sites during various times over the course of a few months along with 60+ viruses. Most of these are during work hours (10am-2pm seem consistent). What tipped me off was our virus scanner was going NUTS on the terminal server he was on (thats a server that allows you to work like you do on a regular PC, just doesn't do the processing locally) and immediately revoked his internet privileges. No, I did not ask (on purpose). I then proceeded to take the server offline, do a full scan to be sure it was clean (it was) and started to investigate where then I found the evidence I need.
Now, my problem is mgt is again second guessing me and my decisions. The data is there, its his account, there's no question. Yes, I understand it could've been someone else, but thats NOT MY PROBLEM. I told them repeatedly to allow locking of workstations, limit the users ability to do things, etc but they were ignored now this issue has come about, its becoming my problem that warnings were ignored. I'm dropping the hammer for the time being and the big 'told you so' will come out I'm sure, but as it sits, how would you handle it?
Might the guy be innocent? sure.
Is he the type? no, but what is?
is it possible someone else was on his machine? definitely
so who takes the blame?
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