A good workplace needs good rules. Otherwise, there would be total anarchy … instead of just the usual partial anarchy.
HR folks will attest that a solid employee handbook can help keep employees in line – and employers out of legal trouble.
They’ll also tell you that, for the most part, a company’s rules tend to reflect its values and ethics.
So, when an employer enforces draconian or even silly rules, what does that say about the business?
We scoured the globe looking for unusual rules at real workplaces.
Some seem a bit mean-spirited. Others are just plain quirky.
But they all have one thing in common: You’re probably glad you don’t have to follow them.