An employer I had a few years ago stated that any electrical device plugged in at work premises would be "theft" and you would be fired and charges pressed against you. No cell phone recharging, no lamp, no fan, nothing that plugged in. You plug it in and they catch you = lose your job and get arrested. Seen the Operations Manager have security pull someone from their desk and walk them out the door for plugging in a cell phone and then putting it in a desk drawer to try to hide it.
And from what you're saying, it sounds like you really liked working there. That operations manager must have been a great guy. Great working environment. Mutual respect all around! So let's make the whole world work that way.