This goes under my category of more stupid HR. Sometimes you just have to wonder who is making some of these decisions. Some lifeguards in El Monte made a parody video of a very popular pop song video. They posted it on Facebook. Their efforts at being engaged in their jobs were drowned when they were all fired, along with the pool manager and some others caught in the background filming.
Yes rules were violated
They did know that there was a policy about use of their uniforms. So they did knowingly break that rule. Is that enough to fire them? Or perhaps some discipline might have been more appropriate? Was the video too risqué? In today’s world? Hmmmm.. I will let you decide that one.
Watch the video below. It has over 1,000,000 hits at this writing but I am sure will go bigger. It is less than three minutes long. At the end of the video answer this question:
(What would reasonable HR do?)
Write them up? Laugh? Celebrate a job well done? Be happy you have employees who like their job so much? Or would you have fired them too?