Last week I saw a news blurb about a company in the west that fired their employees who kept hunting guns in their trucks while at work. Doug and I had a nice long debate about such policies. We also talked about the companies who fire workers that won’t give up smoking. It was all very nice and rhetorical. Now a very family-friendly company in Knoxville who provide a service that almost all Knoxvillians use has established some new policies of their own. Keep in mind that the following are my words, not theirs and this was issued by the company’s safety department:
*No more jars of candy allowed on or in employees’ desks.
*No more than one candy bar in the employees’ workspace.
*No fast food allowed in the office. Homemade food only.
*Employees can no longer bring in bagels every Friday. They must now bring fresh fruit every other Friday.
Should employers be allowed to dictate their employees’ eating habits?