These Ridiculous Office Rules Will Make You Glad You Don’t Work HERE.
Some companies just have rules that defy reason. They make no logical sense when it comes to productivity, safety, and morale. The people who come up with them are usually mini tyrants in power suits. Yet, we either laugh it off or accept the ridiculous protocols just to keep our jobs and pay our bills.
Reddit recently asked “what is the dumbest rule at your job?” and the users response did not disappoint. After you are finished laughing, you will thank your lucky stars your boss is not as crazy or bad as these unlucky employees. Unless, of course you can top these.
"We're not allowed to laugh out loud. My boss thinks we're secretly laughing at her. And yes." -sharonthoughts
No nicknames for copiers.
"We are not allowed to refer to the Xerox Machine as "Bob Marley" any more even though it still jams way more than it Xeroxxes. This is because apparently the CEO's tween daughter came in one day and she got very upset when she thought the staff were keeping her from seeing Bob Marley in real life. She did not know that Bob Marley is dead. This made the CEO got stressed out and yell at us about the nick name." - ekumenor
"If the microwave and printer run at the same time it trips a breaker that only property management can reset. So whenever anyone microwaves something they have to yell 'MICROWAVE!' so nobody prints." - bromley2
"My last manager (global company) tried to tell us that if she saw us at each other's desks discussing non- work related things, we had to keep track of those minutes and take them as vacation.
She didn't last long." -PB_Sandwich
Contact manager first.
"I'm not allowed to contact mall security or the police without District Manager approval.
I could have been just robbed at gun point in my store. My first call is supposed to be my DM to tell them I got robbed and "can I pretty please call the police?"
Edit- there's been some speculation/ questions as to why this rule is in place. The store is a high end retailer, so apparently it's because they don't want the negativity that is the police or mall security showing up being associated with the brand." -thesublieutenant
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