Thursday, April 27, 2006

Spanking Is Unacceptable In The Workplace?

I'm getting very confused by recent trials. First we learned that cursing and sexual innuendo was perfectly acceptable in the "creative" environment of the writing room for the sitcom "Friends." But now we find out that some employees object to spanking in the workplace, claiming it's not appropriate motivation.
Employees were paddled with rival companies' yard signs as part of a contest that pitted sales teams against each other, according to court documents. The winners poked fun at the losers, throwing pies at them, feeding them baby food, making them wear diapers and swatting their buttocks.
My brother wants to know if that means the team building exercise of strip poker is also off limits. What is this world coming to? No wonder it's so hard to launch a new business.

2 comments:

Ed Sikov said...

Did you know that some years ago at one of the military academies, cadets were forced to bob for apples - said apples being stuck in the asscracks of other cadets?

Michael in New York said...

One more reason to look forward to Fleet Week.