HR issues warning to employee for using social media and streaming Netflix during work hours

HR issues warning to employee for using social media and streaming Netflix during work hours

HR issues warning to employee for using social media and streaming Netflix during work hours

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An employee received a formal warning from HR for engaging in non-work-related activities during office hours. The warning was prompted by reports of the employee watching Netflix and using social media while on duty, as well as other concerning behaviours.

The HR department’s notice stated, “Please remember, we already gave you a casual warning last week when you were caught watching Babil Khan interviews while on duty! Many of your colleagues have also reported that you and Shreya carry coffee pouches, sugar sachets, Maggi, forks, and disposable plates from the pantry for personal use. Please note that stealing products from office property is strictly prohibited.”

The employee had initially claimed that a friend was caught engaging in similar activities during work hours, but the company found sufficient evidence to issue a formal warning. The notice emphasized that such behaviour is unacceptable and reiterated the company’s policies against theft and misuse of company time and resources.

This post was shared two days ago. Since being posted, it has gained more than 400 likes, and the numbers are only increasing. The post has also received numerous comments. Many people flocked to the comments section of the post and shared their reactions.

Here’s how people reacted:

An individual wrote, “I think HR is right. It is not okay to steal things when they are small. It is not okay to earn money hourly but wasting it.”

A second shared, “That’s a tough situation. It’s good that they communicated their concerns clearly. Maybe it’s a chance to revisit how to balance personal time and work? Hope it gets sorted out smoothly!”

“Such clear communication is highly required as well! The company provides a salary for working, not for our extracurricular activities, and to steal company property is showing a poor mindset!” posted a third.

A fourth said, “I think the HR is right! Sumit Mishra. Engaging in theft, regardless of the scale, is unacceptable behaviour that undermines trust and integrity in the workplace.”