Culture | Employee horrified by 'raw chicken' onboarding ordeal

Employee horrified by 'raw chicken' onboarding ordeal

The concept of onboarding is the action or process of integrating a new employee into an organisation. It is often sought as a way to familiarise the new recruit with the firm’s customer offering and product range.

Typical types of onboarding include discussing job goals and upcoming projects with line managers, giving new recruits a tour of the office and taking them out for a work lunch to help break the ice with colleagues.

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Comments (5)

  • Anna
    Mon, 15 Apr 2019 2:06pm BST
    That is a bit weird. But this person didn't think once to say something right there and then? "Excuse me, you need to ensure you wash your hands as you might spread salmonella" ?
  • Ann McCracken
    Ann McCracken
    Thu, 11 Apr 2019 2:40pm BST
    Not all raw chicken has pathogenic salmonella, but why would you bring in food that required cooking in an office?
    Instead of 'onboarding' just introduce your new colleague to their co workers and encourage integration. Do not encourage cooking raw food in the workplace and let's hope people become better educated about food hygiene rather than scaremongering. Bacteria, viruses and fungi are all around us and we are safe as we all have various resistance mechanism inherent in our bodies. As a research microbiologist for 10 years I can assure you of this fact. As a household cook for over 40 years, I can also assure you that simple hygiene and appropriate temperature and time for cooking has kept us all safe.
  • Jack
    Thu, 11 Apr 2019 1:35pm BST
    Maybe Lily could have just had a 1-2-1 with the individual and outlined the issues rather than being a millennial drama-queen on social media?
  • Michelle
    Thu, 11 Apr 2019 1:24pm BST
    I know I shouldn't...but I really can't stop laughing at this! Her descriptions! It's a Ladybird book isn't it? "The Ladybird Book of Workplace Health and Safety".
  • Berni
    Thu, 11 Apr 2019 1:13pm BST
    Really? Is this honestly a true story? A person leaves a job they like because a colleague brings in raw chicken! Please. There is such a thing as talking to one another, conversation does exist. Wow!