Picture Phone Phriday – HR Hilarity!

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CareerMom works for a health-focused company. It is full of intelligent and supposedly responsible people. Each year, usually twice a year, these intelligent and responsible people gather in various locales to discuss managerial things and whatnot. Their days and evenings are spent crowded together brainstorming strategies and initiatives for the coming months.

As you can imagine, like monkeys in the zoo, when they are free to do as they please, it gets a little crazy sometimes.

In the last few years, at least three fairly high-placed managers have been fired over HR issues resulting from something that happened at one of these meetings. To quell such instances, the company has tried different approaches:

  • conference calls
  • ethics training
  • A “How to conduct yourself in a business setting” seminar
  • and more

Recently however, CareerMom received the following mailer at home from her company. If you’re like me, you’ll find this more amusing than informative.
Why, there are all kinds of situations where I could apply this advice and “technically” still be within the limits of acceptability according to HR. I also find its simplicity just hilarious. As if, it’s THIS SIMPLE, even when you’re drunk, to realize that you shouldn’t hit on your bosses’ wife.

Lastly, what do you do if you get to “I don’t know”? Well, you’re supposed to go ask your boss.

Love it! Enjoy!

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4 thoughts on “Picture Phone Phriday – HR Hilarity!

    Father of Five said:
    February 20, 2009 at 8:48 am

    How much did it cost the company to send this out??

    Sheesh.

    ispyu said:
    February 20, 2009 at 8:35 pm

    LMAO!! Is it legal? Is it ethical? I want to go to one of these “meetings”!!!!
    Word of advice: whenever you ask your boss, do so in writing thus you have the proof. Oh yeah, baby!

    RE: The very fact that this was necessary speaks volumes!

    Leighton said:
    February 20, 2009 at 9:11 pm

    It’s amazing how people behave when they’re away from home for even the shortest of durations.

    All the guys instantly turn into fraternity pledges when the wife isn’t around and act like they’re in Vegas when really it’s more like Knoxville or Birmingham or St. Louis. It’s pure silliness.

    When I’m away, I enjoy the chance to get away from EVERYBODY and eat a meal in peace and quiet and loaf in the hotel room. But that’s just me.

    RE: I hear you! Unfortunately, with CareerMom’s company, these little evening entertainment specials are mandatory. So, what happens when you mix, resentment, alcohol, pent up energy and a general dislike for a good number of people you’ve been forced to work alongside for 12 hours? Yep. There it is.

    pamajama said:
    February 22, 2009 at 7:48 am

    Please tell me this isn’t something that came straight down from the Oval Office:)

    RE: No, I think they’re much more casual there!

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