Any job situation where someone in charge is tracking your activities closely enough to make a formal complaint about your bathroom time probably isn’t going to be a good fit in the long run.
u/OhDrewzy experienced something like that recently, sharing a “verbal warning” he received (in writing) from a supervisor.
“Your performance has been found unsatisfactory for the reason(s) set forth below,” the letter reads. “Failure to improve will be cause for further disciplinary action up to and including termination.”
From there, the length sheet details 10 minutes he allegedly was “talking/standing” rather than actively working, 11 minutes he allegedly spent going to the bathroom rather than waiting for the scheduled break, and another 10 minutes “walking around and talking while occasionally capping a jar or two or moving something around to appear like you’re working but actually wasting time.”
The unnecessary criticism also broke it down into percentages, claiming that 17.20% of the Redditor’s morning was “wasted” and threatening to send him home “as he is holding the line back from being profitable.”
The employee shared the photo to r/antiwork to vent and find out if there was anything he could do, noting that he far surpassed the required number of products per hour set forth by the company as a goal.
So it wasn’t that he was actually causing problems or hurting profitability — someone at the company just appeared to be micromanaging to an extreme.
For his part, OhDrewzy said he found out that a newer higher up who has been making everyone miserable was responsible for the warning, and set up a meeting to discuss the security footage after talking to HR.
Of course, it would be easier if people in charge would simply chill instead.
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