Tuesday, February 14, 2006

Witch Hunt

Today is a bad day. Well, yesterday was, too.

Out of nowhere, our Asst. Director and our HR Manager and two IT guys showed up yesterday. They checked all of our computers in the office. There are 12, I think. They started with mine.

I still don't know exactly what they were looking for. Evidently, they had some sort of complaint. I have no idea who would have been complaining or what they were complaining about. Whatever it was, they found something on Billy's computer. Billy is one of my fish techs. He wasn't even here. They took his computer with them to OKC and there was a behind-closed-doors conference call with our supervisor and Billy's biologist.

Billy said he was told that they found a full-length porn video on his computer. This doesn't make any sense to me, because even if Billy were the type to have something like that, he's smart enough to remove it. He's our computer guy in the office!

I hate this. I hate thinking that he might lose his job. I hate feeling like something may have been planted. I don't know who would have it out for him. I hate this icky in my stomach. I hate that my computer was "swept". It feels like someone has been through my underwear drawer. I hate that they left their software on my computer so that I know exactly what they were looking at.

I hate feeling violated. I hate feeling like someone is trying to destroy my work family.


Blogger Stefanie said...

I'm so sorry this happened. OTOH, at least you know exaactly what they looked at. You might feel even ickier if you werent sure what they saw and felt paranoid about it. But I feel bad that you feel so violated. :(

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