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FML - The follow-up
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Hey everyone, OP here :) Thanks for the funny comments, it IS a weird situation, you have no idea what it's like to try to convince the HR lady that "porn site were appearing on my desktop and I have no idea who is doing it or how it's being done" :P Let me clear a few things up (since the debates were polarized around change your password / install nanny cam / take laptop home): 1- Our login passwords are company issued and the IT change them every 6 months. If I want to change it I have to submit a formal request to the HR department, and since the lady didn't believe me back then, it wasn't an option to change it. 2- I did think about the nanny cam and wanted to get one so i could catch the culprit but the situation was solved before i had a chance to do that. 3- About taking the laptop home, not an option since they are extremely stingy and attached to their stuff (we actually have to send a friggin' email if we want pens or paper...) so they would have had that "HOW DARE SHE" look if i had suggested it :P Turns out the HR department got another complaint of the same nature from an employee from another floor, and since there were now two complaints they decided to investigate, and lo and behold, the most typical of twists... IT WAS THE JANITOOOOR They haven't said much yet, like about how he got the passwords (i'm guessing mopping behind us while we log in or something, we never really thought to notice if he was looking) and obviously he had keys. Still don't know why he picked our laptops, or why he didn't just look for porn elsewhere :/ or why he didn't just close the windows when he's done or whatever... Hopefully we'll find out more. So there you go :)
By MymB612 - / Tuesday 24 September 2013 11:15 /
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  whos_ur_daddy1  |  19

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  Kagulocke  |  13

Or they pissed off tech support. That'd be more possible then a janitor, especially if they're responsible, locking their computer and using proper passwords.

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  BlueRainDude  |  11

I've heard about this before though. It's a real phenomenon. It's called something like... the "porn fairy" How could anyone make something up like that? They have the ability to effortless bypass all the passwords on someone's computer and then they pull up all sites that they desire. Constantly screwing people over, those pesky fairies.

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  Vashen  |  5

It may just be me, but have you thought about changing your password? Also, @70 in a decent organization tech support shouldn't have your password. Yes, they can reset it, but you would soon know about that when you can't get on the next day.

By  caohm  |  18

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  biggestfan23  |  11

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  caohm  |  18

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  Axipiter  |  24

You told everyone it was s Southpark reference. And then appeared shocked when someone realized it was a Southpark reference. I take that as an insult to everyone's intelligence, like a slap in the face with a white glove. Duel accepted. Pistols at dawn.

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  ColdplaySucks  |  18

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  emirie  |  21

Maybe the HR department are the ones in charge of changing the passwords, so she can't change them with out them. Which might be why it's significant that they don't believe her.

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  ehenders  |  2

Then their IT department sucks. Laptops are often more expensive than a desktop of the same capacity, and have less capacity for upgrade or parts exchange. If the graphics card on a desktop dies you can replace it with many, many different graphics cards. If the graphics on a laptop die that's pretty much the laptop dead right there. Laptops are extremely specialized for mobility and so using them when they explicitly AREN'T mobile is a waste of money.

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  FlyingPie  |  17

Why would a company give its employees laptops if they don't want the employees taking their laptops home? If that were the case, I'd think the company would give OP a desktop computer.

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  Octwo  |  16

Usually situations like that are the result of the company getting some sort of bulk deal where it was cheaper overall to get laptops than desktops of the same specifications.

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