No sex and drinking in the office? C’mon! What kind of sweatshop are they running here?
George Constanza was ahead of his time
David Sacks, the newly appointed CEO of human resources software startup Zenefits, has his work cut out for him.
The PayPal and Yammer co-founder has begun trying to clean up the company’s act, which includes reforming a workplace culture that has been likened to a frat-house. Last week, Sacks banned alcohol at the office, but that doesn’t seem to be the worst of it.
Last June an employee responsible for the startup’s relationship with building management sent a memo to the company’s San Francisco-based workers reproaching them for having sex in the stairwells, according to an email message reviewed by the Wall Street Journal.
“It has been brought to our attention by building management and Security that the stairwells are being used inappropriately,” wrote Emily Agin, the company’s director of real estate and workplace services, in a companywide note. “Cigarettes, plastic cups filled with beer, and several used condoms were found in the stairwell. Yes, you read that right. Do not use the stairwells to smoke, drink, eat, or have sex. Please respect building and company policy and use common sense …”
That is one wacky office!