This Manager Bans All Employees From Charging Phones In Office: Electricity Theft?

Our world is full of bizarre things. Every now and then they keep popping up in the news and on social media. One such bizarre post on Reddit garnered a lot of attention from netizens and suddenly became the talk of the town. What exactly this post contains, let’s find out.

Manager bars employees from charging phones in the office

“Nobody is entitled to ‘charge up’ any mobile phone or other electrical devices on these premises. It is theft of electricity and you may find a deduction has been made from your pay. Phones should be switched off,” read a post shared by a user on Reddit. While posting this the user has captioned it, “One of a seemingly endless series of unreasonable notes left by my boss. It’s great here.”

The boss clearly seems annoyed with his employees’ habit of charging phones at work and calls it electricity theft in the viral note.

Many have found this demand unreasonable and bizarre at the same time. That is because the employees spend a significant number of hours at a workplace and their phones are bound to run out of charge.

You can only save your battery, by not using it throughout the day or by keeping the mobile data off. Keeping your phone away for too long is not a good option either if your work demands calling and being available on your phone all the time.

Other users also shared similar experiences

While reacting to the post many started sharing their similar experiences. A user narrated a similar experience that he faced at his workplace and commented, “I used to work at a gas station that was taking money out of peoples paychecks without signed written consent to do so. If the drawer ever didn’t come out, even the difference was always taken from the paycheck. I asked around to make sure nobody had signed anything ever stating it was okay, and I reported the store and got them in a lot of trouble when I quit.

Another user shared a similar experience from Walmart. “They did this at Walmart once. I was on my lunch hour and they said I couldn’t plug my phone in. It was the same claim to electricity theft. Prison is what it’s like really,” He said in a comment.

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