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flo's avatar

Could you imagine slapping your colleagues butt or jumping piggy back on him/her to express happiness?

Asked by flo (7369 points ) 3 weeks ago

Never. Inappropriate no matter what kind of job you do unless it is between significant others. Whether it is the workplace or at the gym between trainer and customer or what have you.
So have you seen such a behaviour somewhere in public?

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SQUEEKY2's avatar

Uh NO! could you imagine a fifty something, hundred pound over weight truck driver jumping on you, it would get me arrested.

flo's avatar

It is just so shocking, disguisting.

By the way I have flagged this OP to put it in Social section

SQUEEKY2's avatar

I wouldn’t go as far as saying disgusting but highly inappropriate.

Blackberry's avatar

I was in the military. This probably happens 50 times a day, literally lol.

LuckyGuy's avatar

Do you mean like football players, baseball players, soccer players, etc. do?

Engineers don’t get that enthusiastic or happy when things turn out right. We try to act like we expected success.

dxs's avatar

Only if you work with beasts of burden.

jonsblond's avatar

“Great pap smear. She didn’t flinch!” slap

Could you imagine hearing this at your gynecologist?~

johnpowell's avatar

Depends on if you are friends. One place I worked was around 50% people that were friends and partied outside of work. There we did that stuff. But unless we do it outside I won’t do it inside.

Lightlyseared's avatar

@LuckyGuy I can imagine a room full of engineers cheering during a successful space flight. http://www.youtube.com/embed/zr4mTgF3aYA?autoplay=1

livelaughlove21's avatar

I worked at Applebee’s in high school, and I saw plenty of this there. Then again, people also did lines of cocaine in the bathroom and popped Adderall before their shift. Plus pretty much everyone was sleeping with everyone else at one point or another. My butt was slapped quite often there, and I slapped a few myself. My sister was the manager for a time and we had some fun. I don’t think I’ve ever jumped on someone’s back, though. On my last day of that job, I got a whipped cream pie to the face, per tradition. These antics were the only thing that made that job bearable, to be quite honest.

In any job after that one, no. I’d love to see how one of our attorneys would react to their legal assistant jumping on their back in excitement. People don’t get quite that happy around here…

LuckyGuy's avatar

@Lightlyseared That was quite the moment! So many operations had to fall into place perfectly.
It brings tears to my eyes.

flo's avatar

I don’t care how entertainning , physical the job is (like sports world @LuckyGuy asked me about ) or ”... a whipped cream pie to the face, per tradition.“_ or if people were sleeping around among each other as @livelaughlove21 mentioned it is just highly inappropriate to say they least, esp. the jumping piggyback thing. Like someone scores a goal or something and he/she gets jumped on and he/she is not sleeping with anyone. Too intimate.

livelaughlove21's avatar

@flo I never said it was appropriate work behavior, but it was a bunch of kids working in a restaurant. I’m pretty sure we all avoided doing the same to any tight asses that joined the team – as if they’d last long. None of this was ever done in front of customers, either. I say who the hell cares? They were just having a little fun at their miserable, low-paying jobs. If not even management tried to stop it and there were no unwilling participants, what’s the harm? God forbid people have done fun at a high school job.

jonsblond's avatar

@livelaughlove21 I stopped eating at Crapplebees many years ago because every time I went the food was served cold and the service sucked. Now I know why the service was so bad. They were all in the back slapping asses. ;)

livelaughlove21's avatar

@jonsblond The roaches are what stopped me from eating there. My sister had one crawl up her arm as she carried a dish to a customer, we had a customer bite into a quesadilla burger and have one crawl out of it, and removing the straws from their cardboard boxes always resulted in that unlucky server being greeted by at least 10 of those little fuckers at the bottom of the box. Good times.

flo's avatar

@livelaughlove21 what is the harm? Your answer is in your post. ”...as if they’d last long.”

livelaughlove21's avatar

@flo Restaurants have high turnover rates. If one does not “fit in” with the team, they are less likely to last. This isn’t news.

flo's avatar

But this iunnecessary problem isn’t it?

livelaughlove21's avatar

@flo It just is. Necessity isn’t a factor. It was both a fun and miserable job. If we didn’t play around with each other, it would’ve just been miserable. The end. It’s not as if I’ve acted that way at any job since. 16–19 year olds aren’t really known for being very professional. I’m not sure I’m getting the point of the argument. You asked, “could you imagine…” and I responded with experience from my high school job. What exactly are we arguing about? Your opinion is that it’s unprofessional and I’ve yet to disagree.

flo's avatar

@livelaughlove21 I’m not saying this is just your run of the mill unprofessional behaviour am I?

And “They were just having a little fun at their miserable, low-paying jobs.” It is not a fact that it is “a miserale job.” What percentage of people working in jobs not considered miserable, hate their jobs? It is large enough. And plenty of people who work in “miserable” jobs are happy.

I can go on.

livelaughlove21's avatar

@flo Please don’t. I’ve been over this pointless argument for awhile. You’ve yet to explain what the hell we’re even fighting about. Move on.

flo's avatar

@livelaughlove21 You must have meant to write “I’m moving on” since it is my OP.

“You’ve yet to explain…“_But I did explain (partly) how we are not on the same page on this one, but I see _“Please don’t” part so…

flo's avatar

By the way I don’t see it as a fight but a debate.

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