A BOSS has come under fire for allegedly installing cameras in toilets to monitor breaks.
The southeast China tech company has denied installing CCTV in bathrooms to monitor phone use and smoking during toilet breaks.
But three photos of employees hiding in toilet stalls and taking a break were leaked online, reports Red Star News.
The three men were caught sitting on a toilet while smoking and using their phones.
According to a leaked internal file, the company allegedly used the images to warn other employees about violating company policies.
But the photos sparked serious privacy concerns, with many saying it was another example of “big brother” surveillance in China.
One said: “The company should be fined for misusing security cameras.”
Another wrote: “They treat people like animals without the slightest bit of respect and humanity.”
A third called the move a “dystopian nightmare”.
The company allegedly fired two of the men filmed on camera, while the other lost his monthly bonus and was slapped with a warning.
The firm said the employees “crossed a line” and deserved “serious penalties.”
A staffer told Red Star News: “The cameras will definitely capture private moments, but honestly, there are pros and cons to the policy.”
It comes after another bizarre boss refused to hire people who have the number five as the fifth digit of their phone number.
The head of the education company in Shenzhen, China, reportedly urged applicants to change their number if they are serious about getting a job at the company.
The strange requirement for the job is based on the superstition that a five as the fifth digit in a phone number is bad luck.
The bizarre condition – which has nothing to do with skills or work ethic – sparked heated debate online.
One user said: “We’re in the 21st century and there are still such superstitious bosses.
“Why not just hire a feng shui fortune telling master?”
But some superstitious people agreed with the manager’s decision.
One said: “My mum told me it would be best if my phone number didn’t have a zero or a five in it, so there’s not a single five in there.”
https://www.the-sun.com/news/6277554/worlds-worst-boss-cameras-toilets-monitor-breaks/ World’s worst boss “installs CAMERAS in restrooms to monitor breaks” and fires two employees for “taking too long”.