What constitutes cruelty at the office? Someone asked on Quora “What was the cruelest thing a company has ever done to you as an employee?”
You may be prepared for stories of confiscating passports or not wage theft, and those things are cruel. But the things people wrote about also sound a lot like what a lot of us face in the office. For example.
Not allow an employee to work from home.
Being allowed to work from home isn’t a right. If there’s a disability question it may be a reasonable accommodation, but otherwise, companies don’t have to allow it. So, why was this cruel? As Laurie Bethard explained, someone else had done it, made a disaster of it, and so when she had a dying father and could have really used the benefit, her company said no.
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