Many versions of the image appeared to come from Snapchat, with a circled portion around “sick days” and a comment: “This part tho .. wth.”
The poster read:
We no longer accept a doctor’s note as proof of sickness. If you are able to go to the doctor, you are able to come to work.
Each employee will receive 104 personal says a year. They are called Saturday and Sunday.
All employees will take their vacation at the same time every year. Vacation days are as follows: January 1, Memorial Day, July 4, Labor Day, December 25.
Thank you! Management
An iteration of the image was shared in March 2019 to 4Chan’s /pol/, with a comment:
The Absolute state of bootlicking american capitalists
How did you let your country get this way?
Why were you protesting because you saw a man with dark skin on your tv screen instead of fighting for your own rights? LMAO
And on March 25 2019, three separate Reddit posts of the “Company Policies” poster appeared on r/COMPLETEANARCHY, r/LateStageCapitalism, and r/uselessredcircle. Although some commenters dismissed the image as obvious parody, still others assumed the image represented legitimate company policies.
The origin of the image was not clear, but an Amazon listing created in November 2014 (“Employees Company Policies Funny Sign”) represented the image solely as a humorous “break room” sign.
Versions of the “company policies” sign have circulated intermittently for years, but its popularity in March 2019 was coupled with inaccurate inferences that the sign was authentic and intended to be taken seriously.