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Work memo says 'no making friends at work', netizens call it toxic


An employee took to Reddit to share a memo received from their boss. It was about a new work policy asking employees to not have fun at work or make friends. It highlighted the motto 'work is not your daycare'.

It is unclear which company or country the incident took place. The employee posted the note anonymously.

The memo said: "Attention employees of [blank]. Work is not meant to be fun. This is your job. Do not dedicate work time to discussion of non-work topics. Do not facilitate friendships during work hours. Exchange phone numbers and/or hang out after work is complete. Reach me at [blank] if a co-worker is having non-work discussions on company time. Work is not your daycare."

It was signed off with a photo of a minion from the Despicable Me movie franchise.

The post quickly went viral and netizens called the boss toxic. Many slammed the unhealthy work culture the company is trying to impose on its employees. One Reddit user said work productivity increases when employees enjoy their work. Another took issue with the use of a minion picture which is a fun figure.

Another user went for the tit-for-tat technique and wrote: "Attention Management. Work is an adult environment for serious business. Please refrain from using cartoons in your signage. If you must include graphics, a monochrome logo is permitted."

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