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Employees have genius response after manager asks them not to discuss wages with their colleagues

Poppy Bilderbeck

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Employees have genius response after manager asks them not to discuss wages with their colleagues

Featured Image Credit: X/@JoshuaPHilll

A group of employees' response to their manager's ban on talking about wages is leaving people in stitches.

The manager's notice starts off with the headline: "ATTENTION ALL SUBORDINATES."

And if you thought that was bad enough already, just wait until you see the rest of it.

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The notice could've simply stopped after the first line where it notes 'effective immediately' there is a ban on talking about wages 'both on duty and off duty'. Alas, it carries on.

The sign continues: "This is considered proprietary information and as such, it is protected legally. If you are overheard speaking (OR LISTENING TO!!) a conversation in which wages are discussed, you will receive disciplinary action up to and including termination.

"As a reminder, Kentucky is an at-will state, meaning your employment can be terminated for any reason without legal percussion. Or NO REASON."

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Oh, and on a slightly nicer note, if any employee has a question they are welcome to speak with the manager - 'Jer'.

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Unsurprisingly, the notice didn't go down well with employees, but they came up with the most hilarious response.

Jer tried to lay down the rules, but he failed massively. Credit: Pexels/ MART PRODUCTION
Jer tried to lay down the rules, but he failed massively. Credit: Pexels/ MART PRODUCTION

Employees hit back at the manager with a letter which includes three different links to the actual laws on being able to discuss your wage with colleagues - including a link to the National Labor Relations Board's website which states: "Policies that specifically prohibit the discussion of wages are unlawful."

From noting 'research ain't [the manager's] forte' to calling the manager 'Jer-Bear,' the letter is nothing short of epic.

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And if that wasn't brilliant enough already, it also goes on to list how much each employee is on per hour.

"The rest of your 'subordinates' could not be reached, but they're welcome to post their wage above," it notes - some handwritten names added to the document.

The letter is signed: "Love, $10.50 an hour Shelly."


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It's iconic and social media users think so too, flooding to the post - uploaded to X by @JoshuaPHilll - to weigh in on the incident.

One X - formerly known as Twitter - user wrote: "Jesus Christ they can fire with no reason?! GET OUT. NO ONE DESERVES TO WORK LIKE THIS."

"10.50 an hour Shelly is my hero," another said.

A third echoed: OMG, I need to see a follow up saying someone has hired Shelly away from PF for waaay more than $10.50/hr. She can write, and she doesn’t take sh**."

And a final resolved: "I really hope Jer cried."

UNILAD has contacted Planet Fitness for comment.

Topics: News, World News, Twitter, Social Media, Money

Poppy Bilderbeck
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