Recently there was a RAT problem in the office caught my office colleague’s fancy. There was a very long amusing mail chain with lots of creative ideas and humorous anecdotes. Even though there was no mention of the word Facilities/ Management (let alone some derogatory remarks), our in-house KGB police was alarmed.
They felt that the only way to maintain tranquility would be by barring individual employees to post such information. They feel that censuring such information is the best way to control the situation. (Such internal emails is a threat to the entire company)
I could have dismissed as a stray incident. But our Censor Police started building up a case against us. They traced out an Orkut group of the employees (which sees hardly one post a month). Going through its archives they found the words:
“Food at the Company Cafeteria is not good. The previous caterer was better”
These words were enough to start disciplinary actions against the perpetrators of this blasphemy. The whole group was deleted and all the members were called in a dark room (dungeon) for interrogation.
Although shaken, I thank god that none of my comrades disappeared due to this incident. However, I won’t be surprised if some of them would be looking forward to leap over the iron curtain.
Goldman Sachs is setting aside an unprecedented $16.5 billion to reward its talent, equal to $620,000 per employee across the firm. While my company rewards us with stale Breakfast and tasteless Tea.