Image Credit: Anne Joyce/NBCA recent study conducted by Global Compliance found 30 Rock to be the biggest violator of Diversity, Equal Opportunity, and Respect in the Workplace. It averaged 11 violations per episode; Grey’s Anatomy placed second, with 7. The Office and NCIS averaged 5.
Naturally, watching and mimicking shows like 30 Rock can be extremely dangerous for us lowly viewers who troll the real world. Why, in just 2010 alone, I’ve:
• Allowed people to believe I’d slept with Paul Giamatti (in the interest of expediting my edits)
• Asked my boss to role-play my droopy-lipped father from funky North Philly (after he refused to play the matador) so I could try to get to the root of my daddy issues
• Burned a hole in an intern’s shirt, then challenged all of them to an “intern-off”: a savage contest of physical stamina, EW trivia, and to throw my personal twist on it, nudity
And the list goes on! So it all makes sense.
Have you ever changed your workplace ethics because TV made you think it was okay? Do share.
[via Marquee Blog]
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