I have started a career as a web developer in a company with very high working disciplines. I am in my first month of 3 month probationary period.
The entrance and exit times from company are checked by finger sensor. Every employee must account for his wasted time on personal issues in the web portal every day. Then this time is subtracted from the present time which is from entrance to exit time. This wasted time usually refers to the time which we spend eating lunch.
The first time I went to lunch my direct boss called me to lock both PCs (one for internal developing LAN, another for internet). At first I thought it was to prevent other employees from seeing my code when I am out.
Therefore some days I did it only by turning my monitors off instead of locking Windows. Today when he saw me doing this (turning off monitors); he said that I should lock the PCs and not only turn the monitors off.
The conspiracy which has risen in my mind is that maybe they check the lock time of my PC and compare it to the time I have spent for lunch. So they want to see if I am telling the truth about my wasted time or not.
I must mention that I have always tried to document more wasted time than what I actually wasted but the conspiracy theory risen in my mind makes me feel bad about the company.
I want to know if it is possible to retrieve the locked time of a PC from network admin accesses or not. Another question is how to know why they are making me to lock my PC.
Because I am in my probationary period I don't feel I can directly ask these questions from my coworkers or bosses.