No More Talking At The Office

Working at an office is bad enough; but working at an office and being discouraged from talking to one’s workmates is awful.  Yet that’s just what this harpy is suggesting:

Ann Francke, head of the Chartered Management Institute, has said that bosses should actively curtail male staff talking about football, cricket and rugby in case women feel ‘left out’ at work.

‘A lot of women, in particular, feel left out. They don’t follow those sports and they don’t like either being forced to talk about them or not being included. I have nothing against sports enthusiasts or cricket fans – that’s great. But the issue is many people aren’t cricket fans’. She added: ‘It’s very easy for it to escalate from VAR talk and chat to slapping each other on the back and talking about their conquests at the weekend. It’s a gateway to more laddish behaviour and – if it just goes unchecked – it’s a signal of a more laddish culture’.

And in an even-more horrifying development, I am forced to agree with Piers Morgan, who said:

‘What utter twaddle. We’ve got to stop these virtue-signalling cretins sucking all the fun out of life’.

And then the inevitable response:

Critics have said that by applying the same logic non-work related chat about TV shows such Love Island, EastEnders and Game of Thrones should also be curtailed. While others asked if workers with children could be stopped from talking about them in case it offends those without them.

Yeah… let’s just stop all non-work chatter altogether.  If it’s not work-related, then HR should have the power to swoop in and… do what?  Fire the offenders?  Have them flogged in the public square?  Have them endure yet another hectoring lecture from HR?  [Cries of “No, no!  Anything but that!  Please flog me instead!”]

I know!  Men should only be allowed to talk about such “exclusionary” topics inside men-only enclaves — except, of course, that Feministicals International has already banned those for being “exclusionary” themselves (although chick-only workspaces are, of course, just dandy).

Fuck off.  Just… fuck right off, you pissy little control freaks.

This all started when we gave them the vote.  I hope you’re all satisfied.

12 comments

  1. “Puritanism: The haunting fear that someone, somewhere may be happy” H.L. Mencken.

    “Feminism: The haunting fear that somewhere, some man may be having fun.” Mark D

    Why is it that all those feminist scolds have faces that look like a horse trying to eat an apple thru a chain-link fence? Someone send her a fresh pack of batteries to improve her mood.

  2. Over 30 years at my last job I’m pretty sure I wasted at least 5 years talking to co-workers. That’s probably a conservative estimate.

      1. Good point. I was obviously contributing to the forward progress by disseminating stimulating information. 😉

  3. Only now does she find out that men, like women, chatter about trivial bullshit. Just not the trivial bullshit that she wants to chatter about.

    Female emancipation was a mistake. Aristophanes warned us about the Athenian women a couple of millenia ago. We have no excuse.

    ‘Athenian women’. Now I have another term to refer to SJWs of both sexes.

  4. Monty James has a point.

    I realize attention spans are rather limited these days and remaining focused is a challenge often gone unmet, but after we’ve dealt with the gun control problem, may I suggest we turn our attention back to restoring the bare foot and pregnant principle of operation? It’s looking like it’s well past time.

  5. I haven’t seen a co-worker since December of 2017, and rarely talked to them on the phone.

  6. My supervisor once shared a comment about my coworker “Bob’s a heck of a smart guy but he gets sidetracked by office chatter. If we could just staple his butt to his chair the company’s bottom line would probably see a 15% increase.”

  7. Many years back, working in an industrial setting, we had 2 women (engineers) working around 50 some-odd men (technicians, mechanics, pipe-fitters, etc.). One of the women complained that all the men talked about was hunting, fishing, cars, trucks, motorcycles, guns, tractors, and sports. She wanted to men to talk about stuff where she could participate in the conversation.

    So one day, she walks in, there’s several good housekeeping magazines on the table. The men start talking about favorite recipes, sewing patterns, soap operas, raising kids, shopping, etc. She’s like “ha ha, very funny”. But the guys keep it up. By lunch she’s creeped out and telling everyone they can stop now. But they keep it up. By the end of the day she’s begging them to stop.

    She was a good sport, though. After several days she was laughing about it. Never complained again, and had a story to tell co-workers for years.

    Can’t imagine trying that stunt today.

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