SAN FRANCISCO, CA – ‘Uber-for-on-demand-dog-food-delivery-via-bitcoin’ startup DoggyStyle is known for serving their employees catered lunch every weekday. Despite their open-door policy and open spaces, DoggyStyle is known for its secrecy and harsh management, especially regarding work hours. Every DoggyStyle employee is expected to work a “minimum of 11 hours each day” said VP of Engineering, Sahil Sobta, praising the work-ethic of the company which he considers the “most important aspect that has led the company to its $501M valuation”.
Knowing the extreme consequences of his actions, software developer Alex Goneway planned a feat Tuesday afternoon that many have tried but few have succeeded: leave work without his manager noticing.
Alex said he had been planning this escape for “weeks, if not months”. “You know, this is serious, there are a lot of things that could go wrong, like someone stopping me to ask me how my day was” – explained Alex.
Alex went to work on Tuesday just like “every other day where I pretend to do work” to not raise any flags. After lunch, he went to the bathroom and left his computer monitor on to look like he was coming back. As soon as he was approaching the end of the hallway, he quickly went to the emergency stairs and left the building from the back. No one in upper management noticed him. He then had the courage to login to his office HR portal and log in extra hours that day.
Alex was later named the employee of the month.