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People have defended a lady who got into a lot of trouble with the HR department at her place of employment after making what she believed to be a common comment to a coworker.
She described how she had been employed there for a number of years and had become friends with a male employee she only referred to as “John,” even though it was probably not his real name.
They were “happily married” and got along well at work, but the woman claimed that her husband had been gone for a few weeks and she was beginning to feel his absence pretty deeply.
She commented that she knew “exactly how to please myself when my husband is away” when John said that she was feeling a little lonely at home without her husband. He added that she “must be a bit pent up” with her other half absent.
John recalls that things between them “got really awkward and uncomfortable” at this time.
The big shocker, though, was when she was brought into a meeting with HR after being reprimanded by her manager for being “ridiculous.”
The woman wanted to know if she was in the wrong, so she posted the situation online and let Reddit’s collective mind make the decision.
She was comforted by the broad consensus on the internet that her coworker was out of line and that she had actually done nothing wrong.
When he himself stated that she must be feeling “pent up” with her spouse away, one reader questioned how John “has the gall to complain about you.”
They advised bringing up what he said to HR because if he responded, “I didn’t mean it that way,” the woman might use the same defence.
Another person advised her to pick up crocheting quickly so she would have something to bring to the HR meeting to distract them.
John must be moron, according to someone else who found it “weird” that he would take anything “sexual that has a possible innocent meaning.”
Some people, nevertheless, felt that what both of the coworkers stated was “inappropriate.”
She later provided updates on the situation by stating that she had told HR that there was a miscommunication on her coworker’s part.
Although there won’t be any form of investigation into the occurrence, everything has been documented in case there are any further incidents.
The coworker was transferred to a different team where they won’t have to communicate or engage with one another going forward, and the woman also received an apology from her management.
Boss Uses Coffee Test In Every Interview – Would You Fail?
A boss uses a clever way to find out about his interviewees.
In his career, Trent Innes, a former managing director of Xero and the current chief growth officer of SiteMinder, has likely conducted many interviews with potential employees. Everyone single employee will have passed his coffee cup exam. EVERY ONE.
This straightforward exam might make or break your prospects, despite how absurd it may appear.
So this is how it works.
During the interview, Trent happily offers you to take a trip down to one of the company’s kitchens.
You will then end up being offered a cup of coffee or tea. Really not a huge deal?
The catch is that at the conclusion of the interview, he quietly watches to see if you return the empty cup to the kitchen. You may be asking why this is important at this point.
It all comes down to mentality and corporate culture, according to Trent.
He said on the business podcast The Ventures: “It really comes down to mindset, and the attitude that we talk a lot about is the notion of ‘wash your coffee cup’.
‘If you come into the office one day inside Xero, you’ll see the kitchens are almost always clean and sparkling and it’s very much off that concept of wash your coffee cup. It’s really just making sure that they’re actually going to fit into the culture inside Xero, and really take on everything that they should be doing’
The main lesson to be learned from this peculiar test is to demonstrate your concern for your environment and your coworkers.
It’s important to be a team member and improve the workplace atmosphere in addition to doing your job obligations.
So next time you are offered a coffee in a interview remember to say thank you and. towash up your cup!