According to The Independent Netflix has “introduced new anti-harassment training in the wake of the #metoo movement that has rocked Hollywood and seriously disrupted production of its House of Cards show.”
The new rules imposed include, no looking at anyone for longer than five seconds, no lingering hugs, no flirting and no asking for a colleague’s phone number.
Yup, you can’t look at each other for more than 5 seconds.
Netflix has just banned employees from looking at each other for longer than 5 seconds as part of their new ‘harassment policy’
— Jacob Wohl (@JacobAWohl) June 16, 2018
I guess that’s a little creepy, but should it really be a rule?
I doubt it, but day by day it feels like this awkward and rigid kind of stupidity in the pursuit of some higher purpose is becoming more common. And let’s be frank that this is a stupid rule.
According to the Daily Mail, ‘It has sparked jokes, with people looking at each other, counting to five, then diverting their eyes.’
This truly is shameful. Consent limits productiveness in the workplace.
Indeed, all of these things are important, but not when they are executed in such a poor manner.
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