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When we go to work for someone, we naturally expect to follow the rules and we expect there to be some rules. Then again, we also expect that things won’t get too far out of hand.

At times, however, we may be faced with making a decision as to whether we will agree to the work conditions and get the job or walk away because we don’t want to follow the rules.

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It seems as if that was what one woman faced and her husband, Cas Baxter, was shocked about it. He went on Reddit to post the 13 different rules that workers were expected to agree to before they were hired.

This contract, which is the Skill and Worth That Take Heart Taboo (SWEAT) pledge, had a lot of interesting factors. Let me put it this way, not everybody would want to sign on the dotted line.

Recent “Sweat Pledge” my wife was asked to sign before employment. from antiwork

One of the rules was: “I believe the best way to distinguish myself at work is to show up early, stay late, and cheerfully volunteer for every crappy task there is.” And another: “I believe that the most annoying sounds in the world are whining and complaining.”

It went on to state that the person signing would never make the sounds of whining and complaining. In the words of the contract, if they were not happy “at work, I will either find a new job or find a way to be happy.”

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Those who worked at this establishment were not able to take the credit for any success that anyone else achieved. They also could not use their cell phone during their shift.

Okay, that last one may not be too far-fetched.

Workers had to believe that all people are created equal but there were some who made choices. Some of those may choose to be lazy and sleep in, but the contract stated: “I choose to work my butt off.”

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After posting this online, there were plenty of people who had an opinion about it. Many of the people were upset about the contract and said they would never sign it.

There were others, however, who said they would have their employees sign a similar contract. Of course, those employers were also slammed by others.

And the debate rages on.

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