Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Social Talk. Text 171.

Task: Speculate about strict and severe rules that some companies use towards their employees.

Severe, and sometimes unnecessary rule in company's charter, may be found useful in perspective, if we use years of work time, rather then weeks, during which most workers start to complaint. For instance proper nutrition could be recognized by employees as restrictions of their needs, but instead intend to make them less overweight. Yet nobody cares about it now, eating half a ton of free cookies at dinery.

But such a simple example cannot show all varieties of misunderstanding between employer and employees. If you're forbidden to talk during work time with your colleagues on anything besides work, there must be a reason for that, and no matter how much you hate it, it must be good to deprive you of talks, and maybe your boss thinks that chatterbox is not so fancy name for a crowd of people who supposed to be profitable, but instead were able to prove one thing - the more people you have, the less time it needs for gossip to travel though building.

As for so called violation of your rights, such as restrictions in wear strong perfumes or revealing cloth, usually workers are absolutely right. No doubts that each cubicle has it's own air and time space quantum positioning, so no other human or even a scrap of something in entire corporation can penetrate it's boundaries. So yes. Strong fragrance is highly recommended.

Anyway, rules are not made to be broken, they are made to save something. Life for instance, so be careful avoiding it.