So this morning my boss wanted to see how an email plug-in works. And my desktop picture was of a girl. And then I went to google the plugin we were talking about and when I popped up my browser window I saw that I still had a personal email in the browser window. Frick. He said nothing, but I feel/felt SO awkward and a bit self hating for not being more careful.
I think what is most upsetting is not that I partially outed myself (although I wasn't ready for that either) but that I looked unprofessional. I mean this is a work computer. Is it ok to have personal images on your work computer? I feel totally fine doing personal emailing when I'm not working on this computer. But where is the line? Most people do some personal emailing at work. I really would have rather not been caught even though it was first thing. And it wasn't just any personal email. It was personal emailing that had the word pumpkin in it. Note to self: "Be more careful!"
And no I'm not cutting for it at all but my thoughts did take a step down that road. So post this blog post which I am doing to steady myself a bit, I changed my desktop picture to a swathy funky blue background and I am going to log out of all personal stuff. Uggggg.