make friends with IT guys. Seriously, I working in IT as a student worker so I knew a few of them. This was for a university by the way. These guys can make your life a living hell or help you with workarounds too and maybe even add you as an exception to their network locks, block, whatnot.
Do you have tablet or another laptop to view GB from!?
This times a thousand. The real power in any company lies in the basement, not the penthouse.