Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: Clinton Twp, Mi, USA
Re: Usage Of Motorcycles For Company Business
A close friend of mine works for a prime mechanical contractor as a project manager. Managment is prohibited from riding motorcycles during business hours. The company says this is because if you are in need of smoozing over a potential customer, they are unlikely to want to "ride" off to lunch, meeting, etc.
I have done work subcontracted under this company, and I do not believe their no motorcycle policy is an anti motorcycle policy. I understand their reasoning, and they do take customers/subs out for lunch etc quite ofter. Also, most of their top officials do ride.
I firmly believe, and always have, that company police applies when I am on the clock. If they tell me I cannot ride, smoke, gamble, etc during business hours, so be it. That is the contract of the job I agreed to. Conversely, outside of business hours, what I do on my time (as long as not illegal), is none of the company I work for business. I know it was brought up by tips727 about effecting company image, specifically the banker gambling. In this example, as long as that banker does not have a gambling problem, again, not my or the banks business. If the guy is a great, high level banker I would bet he #1, is smart enough to know when to quit and #2, has enough money to gamble from time to time. I just look at companies writing policy to covering employee's actions out of hours as invasion of privacy, and if I did not sign a contract that specifically stated that I agreed to let policy dictate my actions 24/7, I would have my lawyer at the ready.
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