The “one-size fits all” rule book of office

My friend’s wife was admitted into the hospital.

She suffered from flu early morning… so my friend rushed her to the hospital.

After an hour, my friend called her place of work and explained what had happened.

Later in the evening, the HR called and told her (in hospital) if she would resume the next day? And she must come and submit a doctor’s report.

This was apparently the “rule” of the company.

My friend got extremely disappointed hearing this.

He said, “If you don’t trust your people and implement

rules which are designed like for school going kids, then I don’t think I want my wife to work with you.”

He stopped his wife from working with the company.

Do you think it was a good idea?

My personal belief is:

1) Every workplace needs rules: otherwise you’d simply never get things done.

2) HOWEVER there cannot be “One size fits all” rule book. Exceptions are must.

3) Employees want to be treated like adults – especially when it comes to simple things like sick leaves, lunch breaks, leaving bit early etc


#responsiblebusiness #employeesmatter #business

Published by: Zeeshan Sajid Amin

Zeeshan Sajid Amin is a Senior Media Professional with proven record of driving better revenues, productivity & profitability for the various companies he worked with. His key expertise Include (& go beyond) : Revenue generation, Ideation, Content, Partnerships & OTT. He has participated in launching major sales campaigns for several leading regional media houses/television channels, including ARY Digital, B4U Aflam, B4U Plus, NEO Cricket, Zee Aflam and Zee Film Hindi, contributing in recent years to multi-million $ revenue generation. Follow him on Linkedin:

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