The employee, who went viral on TikTok after calling her employer who issued her and her co-workers sweatshirts, told them they couldn’t wear the company’s branded clothes while on the job. .
A TikToker named Kristen (@kristen_made_a_mistake) went viral after calling her employer out for issuing sweatshirts to her and her co-workers, but was told she couldn’t wear company-branded clothes while on the job. Told.
She spoke about the “irony” of the move in two TikTok videos that she spliced together.
@kristen_made_a_mistake #stitch @kristen_made_a_mistake this is literally a dying hill in “company pride”??? #stupidity ＃HR Department #corporateamerica #fypsi #managersbelike ♬ Original Sound – Kristen
“They were like, ‘No, you can’t wear it to work. It’s not professional, it’s not a uniform,'” Kristen explains in the first clip. It features her experience of
“You went to work today and you wore a sweater, didn’t you? It was cold,” she says. Literally the moment I walk out of the office, this is a windowless prison cell in the office. must be removed.
She then describes a conversation she had with her manager about Work brand sweaters. He reportedly told her, “I never thought you guys would actually wear to work.”
Kristen replies, “So where were you going to wear it?”
“And he said, ‘Well, I wear them at home. I wear them in the street to show my company pride,'” she recalls him telling her. .
TikToker couldn’t believe it. “You’re kidding,” she says.
Kristen also states that the company gave her the sweater because it “didn’t want me to take off my uniform”. Employees are not allowed to wear them, she claims.
“This is so ridiculous,” she concludes.
The Daily Dot reached out to Kristen via a TikTok comment for more information.
Several viewers responded that they too had it in their work-related swag.
Others, like Kristen, said they didn’t like ads for businesses they worked for when they weren’t working. rice field. She “has a patch over the logo on her bag. She has a thick sweatshirt that she wears at home only when it’s cold.”
It seems that there are other companies that have adopted similar policies to Kristen’s workplace, highlighting how badly they want their employees to rock the brand’s gear. ‘ but the policy clearly states no t-shirts and you will be charged an overpayment if you wear the t-shirt they gave you,” claimed another commenter.
Then some thought Kristen’s company was just trying to get advertising for free. don’t,” summarized one user.
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*First published: March 8, 2023 at 3:09 PM CST
Jack Alban is a freelance journalist for the Daily Dot covering trending human interest/social media stories and how real people react to them. He’s always trying to incorporate evidence-based research, current events, and facts related to these stories to create not-so-average viral posts.