Lunch-gate: Colleagues urged to report those taking long breaks

Lunch-gate: Colleagues urged to report those taking long breaks

Noticing a member of your team flicking through Facebook while ‘working’ can be frustrating. Watching them come back from lunch late with little more than a mumbled excuse about the queue at the sandwich shop can be even worse. But is the answer to report them to your boss?

That’s what public servants in Australia have been advised to do.

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Comments (2)

  • Jo
    Jo
    Tue, 20 Feb 2018 1:39pm GMT
    I feel it is very passive aggressive for management to ask staff to report others. Confrontation regarding abuse of working time should be managed by managers and the buck should not be passed to colleagues as a means to an end :)
  • Boris
    Boris
    Tue, 20 Feb 2018 1:10pm GMT
    Is this not what happened in Germany during WW2? Neighbor turned against neighbor,
    In the workplace it is despicable. It'll lower productivity and morale. How would they like constantly looking over their shoulders waiting for someone to accuse them of not doing their work?
    It'll prevent people who should be taking breaks from taking them, people will burn out and then management will wonder why no one wants to work there.

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