“We are changing the policy of broadband at home. Going forward, the broadband bills for home will not be reimbursed.”, so announced the “big guy” at the all-hands meetings.
Any reimbursement is a sensitive subject. So, there were concerns which were voiced immediately.
“Using the broadband at home is beneficial for the company too. Then why are you taking away the benefit?”. This was the general concern.
The big guy responded. “Using broadband, you are accomplishing your work too. It is a convenience. Your computer consumes power! Tomorrow, you might want the company to share your electricity bill.”
He continued. “While working, you get a coffee during the break for the relaxing your nerves. Tomorrow, you might want the company to pay for the coffee because this happened while you were working!”.
Finally, he concluded. “Somewhere, a line has to be drawn. So, we are drawing a line. The broadband connection is very cheap and we pay our employees well to afford a broadband connection.”
With the above concluding argument, the matter was put to rest!
Only big guys can talk like this and get away too!
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