The Piss-Off Factor (or POF) is something that short-sighted managers do to destroy employee morale, and they come up repeatedly on the blog, usually because they happen more often than they should! Well, I was just made aware the other day of yet another piss-off event; this time about parking!
Seriously?! This is what is known as a piss-off factor
This company’s offices, even though in a large city, are not in the downtown core. This particular employee was required to go downtown for a work-related task, so he drove his vehicle there, parked, and later claimed the cost of parking on his expense statement. Sounds reasonable, right? Apparently not. His expense claim was denied. Reason: the company policy states that employees can claim lodging, meals and incidental costs, including parking for a vehicle, ONLY when they travel out of town. Because he was parking his vehicle in the same city, the expense claim was denied! If you think this doesn’t make sense, there’s more. Continue reading