I went to my boss last Wednesday morning, and reported that I had found pornography on the machine, as per company policy (in our workplace, it's in printed format, in Comic Sans, unfortunately, but it's an important document).
The pictures were stored in a folder called "Negotiations 1200437" and I saw a shortcut to a PDF on the desktop (the Mac alias icon) which was partially how I found it.
In any case, the pornography was labelled as "Workplace Image 001.jpg", "Workplace Image 002.jpg" etc. so you would think it was a generic image (we have to take photos at work, this is a non-profit organization that works with adults who have Down's Syndrome/autism spectrum disorder here in the state of South Carolina), but the actual "Workplace Image 001.jpg" turned out to be from a risqué bikini site (it said so in the image as text).
The files were shown as having a creation date of Saturday 26 August 2017, and I doubt anyone could have used date-changer software, since on the machines we can't install new software and Internet history can't be deleted (well, unless you're on admin accounts). Also, I only work Monday to Thursday so could not have done this.
I reported it to the boss, showed him the terminal and he said to me "Jacqui, I'm suspending you for having pornographic material on your work computer, don't give me the BS that you didn't download it, because you did." (Jacqui isn't my real name, btw).
I think that, but can't prove, someone has set it up. I wouldn't download adult material to my computer, I keep my work and private life separate, if not silo'ed.
I'm now suspended for two weeks, and getting a salary.
The boss, by the way, is an interim one, as the old boss retired, and he's only here until we can find a new one.
It's not that me and the boss don't get on (we don't often see each other, but when we do, there's no hostility usually), but is it unusual to suspend someone for reporting finding adult material on their computer?.
I don't know what to do for the best here, I've been at this company since March 2008 (I'm now 36 years old) and everything has been going fairly well so far and I get on with most of my co-workers.
My job involves direct contact with adults with Down's syndrome and autism at an adult day center.
I'd really like some help on this issue as my basic problem is:
"Found adult material on my computer, reported it to boss, but he doesn't believe me when I told him it could not have been me."
BTW, my username is a pseudonym for privacy.