I have a colleague who also freelances on the side after hours (I assume this is ok, it's none of my business). I discovered today he's using his work laptop and work software license for his freelancing work. He showed me what he was working on at lunch and I was surprised to see him using the work pc and software license for his side stuff.
Is this ok?? It doesn't sit well with me. Should I say something to our boss? Or speak to him about it? I wasn't really planning on saying anything because it's none of my business but I just was curious of this something that is common and considered OK to do. I'd never do this myself.
(I know this question may seem obvious to some but I'm asking because I have Asperger's and tend to have a pretty high sense of morality. So often I see things as black and white when others don't, and I can be wayyyy off sometimes. So I like to hear what other people think about a given situation just to check my viewpoint. I also am a foreign national living in the USA so there are cultural differences too).
I understand for the most part the ASD isn't relevant, the only reason I included it is to show that i have a reduced ability to judge appropriate responses to social situations. I appreciate everyone's concerns regarding me ratting on my collegue. My entire point of the question was to gauge my response and I understand this is not as big of a deal as I initially thought. As a woman, my ASD presents differently from men's and this means that I tend to do a lot of research regarding social situations and have a lot of practice behaving correctly. Many colleagues don't know i have ASD. As such, I tend to put a lot of thought, time and effort into my actions, including speaking to family members, friends and mental health professionals about these kinds of questions, and on occasion asking on places like this to have a better understanding of appropriate social behavior. I appreciate everyone's concerns about narcissism and general assholery and I assure you that my family and therapist would be the first to tell me if that were ever the case :)