Wednesday, March 05, 2008

Not Exactly the Office Water Cooler

This? Is insane:

In a lawsuit filed in January, former Prosper Inc. employee Chad Hudgens accused his former boss, Joshua Christopherson, of waterboarding him in May 2007 while instructing other employees to hold him down. Prosper does not dispute that the incident took place, but said it was voluntary and that Hudgens was fully aware of what the exercise would entail when he volunteered for it.

The lawsuit also alleges that Christopherson would remove his team's chairs if it went a day with no sales and said he planned to reinstate a discontinued practice of drawing mustaches on employees' faces with permanent marker if they made negative comments in the office.
I'm not gonna say my job is all sundrops and rainbows, but fuck, this place just sounds batshit nuts.

[via the print version of this]


Blogger The Modesto Kid said...

The moustaches is a nice touch though -- I could see instituting a policy like that if I were in charge of an office. Waterboarding bad, permanent marker moustaches good. But why oh why is he casting them as a punishment? It should be part of the dress code.

6/3/08 7:14 AM  
Blogger Stanley said...

"Well, Jim, corporately, we felt that we couldn't afford the customary bonus this holiday season, but…[pulls sharpie from pocket] here! have a moustache!"

6/3/08 11:49 AM  
Blogger The Modesto Kid said...

That would make an excellent clip to add to the Sharpie "Write Out Loud!" commercial.

6/3/08 1:12 PM  

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