After the breakout of COVID-19, we have been working from home, since Mar 2019. I use my work laptop from home to carry out my work activities. Most of the time, I work outside my normal working hours (9-5). This is mostly due to meetings that I have with folks who work from Europe and the US.
I also work on weekends if the project I'm working on is interesting (which is like most of the time)
I listen to YouTube or watch YouTube videos from my work laptop. But this, in no way has affected in meeting my timelines (Please don't ask me how I know that. I just know). Just that, I have to sit in front of my computer for extended periods of time - pushes me into boredom and hence the YouTube/Spotify listening habit. Plus, I don't have to do any workaround to get to YouTube/Spotify, then just work fine even with the VPN connection ON.
Will it reflect badly upon me, if there is some sort of IT audit on how the office laptop is being used or will my employer (2000+ employees) understand? I don't know if this commonly accepted in other countries. I really like what I'm doing and my workplace and do not want to screw-up with petty things
I also read this question which could be related to my question - but this one is like taking the equipment out on vacation, which is not what I'm asking