Canton Car Wash wanted to take the opportunity to review a few “do’s” and “don’ts” in terms of workplace behavior.
Please read this memo carefully, initial at the end, and see your manager if you have any questions.
1. Avoid name-calling and the use of stereotypes or epithets in talking with or about your co-workers -- regardless of whether you think that they will be offended by the use of that name or whether you have ever heard them use that word. Even if you and the co-worker are not bothered by the name, some of your co-workers might be. For example, racial or religious or gender-related epithets (i.e. “the N word” or names arising out of religious stereotypes or derogatory terms like “b**ch”) are never appropriate to use in the workplace under any circumstances.
2. Never threaten or curse at co-workers. Speak respectfully to your co-workers at all times – even when you are frustrated.
3. Please concentrate on doing your job and do not spend time gossiping about the quality or quantity of work that your co-workers are doing. Our managers are in place to assess and address employee performance. Gossiping about co-worker performance can cause hurt feelings, misunderstandings, and takes time and focus away from work. If you see a co-worker doing something you believe to be problematic or that could negatively impact a co-worker or the business, please pull your manager aside and let the manager know rather than gossiping about the situation with your co-workers.
4. Please remember that you can always take workplace concerns to management and ask them to look into your concerns. Canton Car Wash welcomes you raising your concerns so that it can know about challenges and constantly improve the workplace. That requires input from employees when they see things that could be improved. There will be no retaliation against you for raising concerns to management.
Thank you for your adherence to these “do’s” and “don’ts” and for your hard work for CCW.
I have read the preceeding memo regarding workplace behavior and agree to adhere to these guidelines.