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Oppresive Security Policy Out of Line

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1 Oppresive Security Policy Out of Line on Sun Oct 25, 2015 9:21 am

femme fatal

Arresto Menor
Its a very big BPO company whose security policy got revamped after taken over by new management that seems to be bordering over worker's (or human) rights, for instance --

- they don't allow paper tissues or paper towels brought inside the workfloor even if you are having a  cold or cough. They expect you to use hankerchiefs

- not even 1 trash can provided for the whole 200+ employees. Can't imagine how anyone who's got the colds or cough can get through the day without anywhere to expel except a hankerchief.

- going to the bathroom would have been an option except you can only go base on limited time privilege (so much for this option) as far as BPO's time monitoring are concerned.

- anyone caught will be issued a written warning and as per HR internal memo, may be cause for termination ( getting caught having paper tissues or towels or let alone small snacks on the table for a few minutes as cause for termination--is this legal ? )

- even pregnant women or people with health problems cant bring small snacks or MEDICINES for intermittent nutritional or health sustenance unless allowed by the company's clinic with test results. And the clinic is only available on certain periods of the week, sometimes only with a nurse only, and ocassionally with doctors whose findings usually are subjectively biased in favor of the company.

- cant wear caps inside even if the aircon is blowing right over your head for 8 hours...

Do we have the option to have these measures checked as valid under the labors laws in terms of providing safe and healthy environment ? Working under these conditions feels torturous.

If yes, how to do anonymously ? As we will surely be under threat by HR if this gets traced.......

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2 Re: Oppresive Security Policy Out of Line on Mon Oct 26, 2015 9:24 am


Reclusion Perpetua
I would not call this oppressive, they are within legal means. A minor inconvenience is not equivalent to oppression.

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3 Re: Oppresive Security Policy Out of Line on Mon Oct 26, 2015 4:36 pm


There's no inherent right to eat or take meds at the work station. A cap can be in violation of a dress code. a proper time can be given for bathroom breaks.

If you feel strongly about it, you can make a report to the nearest DOLE office.

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