Sunday, August 22, 2010

A Healthy Attitude Towards Work

Quite some time ago, in a workplace that shall, hopefully, remain nameless and unidentified, I was sent this email. It surfaced the other day as I was doing some cleaning-up, and I thought I'd share it with you all.


  • It is advised that you come to work dressed according to your salary. If we see you wearing Prada shoes and carrying a Gucci bag, we assume you are doing well financially and therefore do not need a raise.
  • If you dress poorly, you need to learn to manage your money better, so that you may buy nicer clothes, and therefore you do not need a raise.
  • If you dress just right, you are right where you need to be and therefore you do not need a raise.
  • We will no longer accept a doctor's statement as proof of sickness. If you are able to go to the doctor, you are able to come to work.
  • Each employee will receive 104 personal days a year. They're called "Saturday" & "Sunday".
  • Entirely too much time is being spent in the toilet. There is now a strict three-minute time limit in the stalls. At the end of three minutes, an alarm will sound, the toilet paper roll will retract, the stall door will open, and a picture will be taken.
  • After your second offense, your picture will be posted on the company bulletin board under the "Chronic Offenders category". Anyone caught smiling in the picture will be sanctioned under the company's mental health policy.
  • SKINNY EMPLOYEES get 30 minutes for lunch, as they need to eat more, so that they can look healthy.
  • NORMAL SIZE EMPLOYEES get 15 minutes for lunch to get a balanced meal to maintain their average figure.
  • CHUBBY EMPLOYEES get five minutes for lunch, because that's all the time needed to drink a Slim-Fast.
Thank you for your loyalty to our company. We are here to provide a
positive employment experience. Therefore, all questions, comments,
concerns, complaints, frustrations, irritations,
aggravations,insinuations, allegations, accusations, contemplations,
consternation and input should be directed elsewhere.

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