My boss wants to force a game that when you leave your computer unlocked and walk away others will send an e-mail from you (saying something stupid; like free doughnuts tomorrow).
The impetus for this is that it encourages people to lock their computers and thus increase security.
Additionally the timeout for my screen saver is set for 30 seconds. So when I get up it locks. The bad side affect of this is when I am reading a long article or doing a code review (thus reading and thinking the screen saver kicks in).
Its not a huge issue just a pain in the butt to keep logging in.
But is there an argument against this silly ridiculous childish behavior that does not involve me calling my boss a child?
I am pretty proactive at locking my computer.
If there is a chance for non company person to access my computer I have it locked.
But the game is escalating to the point if you turn your back people well send an e-mail.
I turned around to pull a book from my book shelf to show some example algorithms and the person I was helping was trying to send an e-mail.
I walked over to talk to my boss who sits by the door (so no intruder can get past me) to ask a question about a ticket and somebody was at my machine.
Sure. If I walk off to the toilet or go to lunch then I am fine with some stupidity. But we are at the point where it is ridiculous and productivity is now affected.