This is the question that everyone around the office has been asking me lately. I tell them that they should not be playing games at work. For many, it’s the first time they have spoken to me. I asked a group of people to tell me why they think games should be on the computers. Many were speechless and merely attacked more. Some said they like to come in on the weekends and play….uh…right. The best response was that they want to play them during lunch time. I admit that this was a good reason; however, I know it’s a lie. I pulled out a jerk card and asked if they paid for the computers. Silence. I said if they buy their own computer they can put whatever they want on it. As long as these computers belong to the Ministry and I am here to help improve their IT then no games.
I’m in a bit of a pickle here with the employees as I fear a revolt. My ace in the hole is a national IT policy which will legitimize my claims.
I should start lying and telling them it’s a virus that’s erasing their beloved Freecell.
Anyone have any other ideas? I’m thinking about installing programs that will act like the computer is erasing itself…think a scare tactic is a good idea?