Using iTunes with an ipod that is read-only

Anyone know if there’s a way to use itunes with an ipod that is in read-only mode? I can attach my ipod at work but software installed on work computers prevents writing data to external devices. Which should be fine.

But when I use iTunes to listen to the tracks on my ipod, the goddamned thing pops an error about not being able to write to the ipod every few seconds.