Believe have mentioned the various rules/restrictions on working where I am. Yesterday, I learned there’s a twist.
All employees, regardless of where they work, are not allowed to have anything to drink/eat at their workstation, be it a machine, assembly area or desk in the office except water.
Now I have gone to the water cooler from time to time to fill a plastic cup with water, take it back to my desk. Yesterday, as I passed a woman whose job sees unclear save she sits at a desk and says nothing to anyone throughout the day, broke her silence to tell me open containers of water, like cups, are also banned.
Mentioned this to a co-worker and told it was worse in previous years; even family pictures were banned from desks.
Now rules have a purpose when they make sense. But then there are rules like this which remind me of the silliness the Chinese suffered under during the so-called Great Cultural Revolution. Rules such as these are rules for control, nothing else.
To put it another way, if adults are treated as children, they will act like children. If adults are treated as adults, they will generally act as adults.
Small wonder I do not, as I have in previous jobs, wake up in the morning, ready and willing to go to work.
Have to keep repeating to myself ‘Its a salaried job, its a salaried job’