Discussion Questions

  1. What is your opinion about employee drug testing?
  2. How would you react if your boss demanded to search your purse for stolen merchandise or contraband?
  3. Have you ever been warned not to “gossip” on the job? Did you ever pay the rule any heed? Why or why not?
  4. Do you believe that there is corporate propaganda on the job? How does it control workers with buzzwords like “associate” and “team player”?
  5. Do you ever think you have been punished on the job for not having the “right” politics? Describe the punishment and what the exact roots of it might have been.
  6. Have you ever avoided confrontation for fear of future reprisals?
  7. Have you ever had to lower the quality of your work so that you would fit in with your fellow employees?
  8. How would you describe the ideal employee?
  9. Have you ever had to quit a job on principle? Describe the situation. Would you do the same thing again?
  10. Describe the ideal boss? Who was the best boss you ever had? Who was the worst?