Not sure if this is the correct forum to post this to, but here goes:
I've been using SO and SF for a few years now and as a developer, it is a must have site for me while I'm working.
The problem is, I work in a "bull pen" environment, and recently a lot of management have been seated near us. As is the case managers^dpeople wonder around, and from time to time they notice the websites that people have open on their screens.
My problem is over the last several months a few managers have noticed SO but specifically the large careers ads posted on the sides of Q/As. They immediately think its a career/ job search website - thinking I'm about to bail, which then requires me to sit down and explain to them what SO really is all about - that is those that are willing to openly comment.
My question, I'd really like to support SO, but is there a away to get the careers advertising turned off, at least for the periods I'm at work? - It's really becoming a hassle, and moving jobs just because of this issue is not really a possibility at this time due various financial constraints etc.
Do other people have experience similar problems at work?