CEO Threatens Firings Over Milk
September 30, 2011 by UPI - United Press International, Inc.
HACKENSACK, N.J., Sept. 30 (UPI) — A New Jersey business executive who had to go without milk for his coffee threatened to fire workers who do not replace the dairy product in the office fridge.
Keith Zakheim, chief executive officer of Beckerman Public Relations in Hackensack, sent an angry e-mail to employees Tuesday after he found the milk that was left in the office was “literally three drops, an amount that would maybe fill the tummy of a prematurely born mouse,” the New York Post reported Thursday.
“I have repeatedly requested until I am blue in the face that the person that finishes the milk must replace the milk,” Zakheim wrote. “It’s not complicated and is a simple sign of respect for fellow employees.
“The person that did this is either incredibly lazy, obnoxiously selfish or woefully devoid of intelligence — three traits that are consistent with the profile of FORMER Beckerman employees,” the e-mail read.
“I am gravely serious when I write this — if I catch someone not replacing the milk, or at least, in the case where the downstairs store has closed already, not sending an e-mail to the office so the first person that arrives … can pick one up upon arrival — then I am going to fire you. I’m not joking,” the CEO wrote.
“Have fun explaining that one to your next employer,” the e-mail read. “This is not a empty threat, so PLEASE don’t test me.”