Thiss reminds me of my old job. We used to be able to watch our break clocks from across the floor (which we were expected to use on breaks), but due to new laws, computers are required to lock after 5 minutes idle. This made it impossible to know how much time you had left without returning to your computer. Further, on a slow day with hardly any calls, we literally had to punch keys every few minutes just to make sure the computers didn't lock up while we were there. Even more annoying, the system we have to use times out after a longer period of idle time (i.e. more than 5 minutes, makes you wonder why systems had to lock up then). So I can relate to this one.