Boss blasted over strict timekeeping rule that left office staff outraged

The office implemented a harsh new rule
-Credit: (Image: Reddit)


It can be difficult dealing with a tricky boss. You don't want to dread going to work every day, but you also don't want to put your job at risk by making waves.

Some people who can no longer put up with the person decide to move on and find a new employer. That is what one worker did - and they took a swipe online at their former company after leaving.

They shared an image on Reddit of a harsh new rule that was implemented during their time at that office job. And the boss who put the guidance in place has been blasted online for the "b******t" decision, Birmingham Live reports.

A sign had been placed within the office that stated: "New office rule: For every minute you are late for work, you will be required to work for 10 minutes after 6pm. For example, if you arrive at 10:02, you will have to stay an extra 20 minutes until 6:20pm. Thanks."

Alongside the image, the person who posted it on Reddit wrote: "Shout out the worst place I ever worked (minimum wage, of course)."

People were outraged by the move. A user named Destroy replied: "Boy, I hope they like paying overtime. Or paying people to literally just stand around for an extra 20 minutes because they know this rule is b******t. How the f**k can people think this is a good idea?"

Baked appeared to agree, asking: "If you show up at 9:58 do you get to leave at 5:40?" While Apprehensive commented: "Do you want to lose employees because that's how you lose employees?"

Another user, Nobody, said: "They're banking on uneducated employees. Those who don't know they're being exploited. This is one of the reasons why education is constantly being attacked."

Milch replied: "This is how you lose a lot of money. An hour late would be 10 hours of overtime. Imagine that on a holiday. I would forget to set my alarm and blow their labor budget for a year."

Massive sympathised with the original poster, as they are currently in a similar situation. They said: "My company expects us to be at our department 5 minutes before our shift starts but won't pay us if we work 5 minutes over lol."

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