Refusing to have fun now a sackable offence

08-02-12

TOUGH new policies on workplace fun will make enjoyment of group activities non-negotiable, it has emerged.

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After a recent study found that most workers would rather spend their Saturday in a Texan jail than kayaking with their fellow drones, employers have moved swiftly to stop autonomous thought during ‘team building’ activities.

Mobile phone company boss Tom Logan said: “We have introduced something called the three-whoops-and-a-yay rule.

“Basically that’s the minimum amount of appreciative noises a team member must make during the course of a team-building exercise.

“It should be noted that ironic or sardonic whoops, where there is a deliberate lack of vigour, do not count and may in fact result in a temporary suspension of pay.

“And ‘yay’ must be accompanied by a triumphant gesture, for example punching the air or jumping.”

Travel agency boss Emma Bradford said: “During our last kayak-centric weekend, we introduced cranial electrodes that monitored staff members’ pleasure receptors.

“Anyone not displaying the neural activity associated with enjoyment was immediately issued with their P45.

“It was a great couple of days, you should see the photos on Facebook.”

Office worker Stephen Malley said: “Surely the way you build a team is you hire a group of people and tell them to work together.

“There you go. Team built.

“And nobody had to get wet.”

 

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