He ended up getting fired and the boss said he was lucky that he was not pressing charges for him breaking into his climate control system.
At my place of work, people have been battling over the temperature control settings forever it seems. Then eventually it was getting out of control and the boss told everybody not to mess with the temperature control settings any longer. Even though he said this, it seemed that nobody listened because they continued to change up the temperature control settings. Finally, the boss decided to have a smart thermostat installed in the office which had a passcode so that nobody could change the temperature control settings any longer. This was working okay for a period of time, but I had a friend who happened to be a little bit of a hacker. He managed to hack the passcode and then he was changing up the temperature control settings again. When the boss learned about what was happening, he was absolutely furious. He monitored everybody in the workplace carefully and ended up discovering that my friend was the one who hacked the smart thermostat. He ended up getting fired and the boss said he was lucky that he was not pressing charges for him breaking into his climate control system. I felt like it wasn’t really that big of an issue, but my buddy was fired and he had to find a new job as soon as possible. He has a family to take care of and I thought it was sad how he lost his job. I guess my buddy thought it wasn’t a huge issue either since everybody used to fight over the temperature control settings in the workplace regularly. I guess everybody is going to have to be more careful about what they do at work moving forward.