Employees spanked for incompetence


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The floggings will continue until morale improves.

Though the employees are clothed, the manager's form is robust and the thwacks sharp.
(excerpt, 51 Shades of Grey)


I’ve been a very, very bad manager…,


Not exactly morale, but this reminds me of this study in workplace procutivity

A researcher named Homer Hibarger had been testing theories about the effect of workplace illumination on worker productivity. His work, not surprisingly, had been sponsored by a maker of electric lightbulbs. While a group of female workers assembled telephone relays and receiver coils, Homer turned the lights up. Productivity went up. Then he turned the lights down. Productivity still went up! Puzzled, Homer tried a new series of interventions. First, he told the “girls” that they would be entitled to two five-minute breaks every day. Productivity went up. Next it was six breaks a day. Productivity went up again. Then he let them leave an hour early every day. Up again. Free lunches and refreshments. Up! Then Homer cut the breaks, reinstated the old workday, and scrapped the free food. But productivity barely dipped at all.

You should read the whole thing, written by a philosopher turned consultant, describing his experiences with management theories.


Wrote a song about it. Like to hear it? Here it goes!


Fuck that noise.


I wonder how many of the males then had very public erections :laughing:


Cuff at him delicately at first, but if he still obstacles your production rates, then cuff him with vigor.


Late stage capitalism.


“Hard Work” <> “Incompetence”.



The reporting on this is a bit off. Apparently it is not a “manager”, it is a motivational speaker. That is an important contextual detail, because otherwise “manager” may imply corporal punishment is a common management approach in China, which it is not.



Awe jeeze, you REALLY have to vet those people. You never know what you are going to get.


A little spanky wanky is going on in China.


Keep waiting for “and then the manager was prosecuted for assault”


Are they currently recruiting?

updates cv


To whom, Brother!


This video has been removed for violating YouTube’s policy on nudity or sexual content.


Sure, the Chinese company sends YouTube notice that it contains nudity and YouTube takes it down for them. Damage control 2016.