Wasnt outside, worked for the company

and when mentioned it, it was shrugged off.

The case of the guy unknowingly insulting his boss was at a previous job and I heard about it after the fact. Of course, that guy got telling off by his boss but that was all.

The modem thing was right after I started this job. Things were pretty lax about such things back then, indeed, I often surprised at what was ignored, both in regards to hourly and salaried employees. As people have retired, company split and merged with new management and new bosses things have changed some. It was pretty much a good old boy place still when I started there.

Things have changed some with the times, it's probably still more relaxed than a lot of places.