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Also, add to this list "rewards" that aren't, really. I mean, my old boss used to "treat" us to breakfast. Work starts at 7:30 AM, so that means meeting at 6:00 AM somewhere. I am not hungry at 6:00 AM, and I'm not feeling rewarded by the chance to get up at 5:00 AM to make the half-hour drive to the restaurant where we're eating. The cherry on this poop sundae? The reward breakfast is a) mandatory attendance, according to my boss, but b) not time I can charge for. Um, are those things not contradictory? Ah, but it's all the in the name of team-building.

Oh I remember going thru this too. I can top yours though. A few of our team were Moslem, and the 6:30 breakfast was during Ramadan, so these employees couldn't even eat the breakfast (fasting, you know).

Kind of insensitive.

Not to mention that they had sit through the sights and smells of the eggs and bacon everyone else was gobbling up.

That must have sucked.
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