You think your job is strict?
Look, you might love your job, but more often than not the office, store, restaurant, or factory is a place that people go to make a living and get away from, fast. There are plenty of things that people hate about the nine-to-five grind, but the worst part about any workplace? The seemingly arbitrary rules.
Now, of course places of business need policies and codes of conduct to keep going, but it’s safe to say that sometimes those rules overstep the bounds of what’s necessary to keep the company running. You won’t believe these ridiculous examples of bosses on power trips!
At my old job, HR held a meeting to tell us that there was too much swearing on the sales floor. Someone raised their hand and pointed out that swearing is very common in our industry and that is the way that our customers speak. HR later sent out a memo explaining that swearing should be limited to conversations with clients. It was amazing. (redemption_songs)
If you are stuck in traffic on the way to work, you must email the CEO. Phone calls and texts are not permitted, only email. (gshell)
I’d get that one in writing and send it to the corporate insurer. (SackOfDimes)
Had a workplace time our bathroom breaks and deduct them from our allotted 15 minute breaks or lunch. We had to go see the office manager to get a key to open the restroom. As soon as we left his office he would start a timer… when you got back he would stop the timer and tell you how much time you needed to deduct from your lunch or next break. They watched our breaks like a hawk.
Also, if you made a mistake they would stand over you and time you while you fixed it and deduct that from your lunch or breaks.
You couldn’t bring anything “that smells” for lunch and they had no way of heating anything up.
I worked out my contract and split. (jamaidens)