An online newspaper recently came under fire after a memorandum banning it’s Hipspanic Employees from Speaking Costa Rican Spanish during working hours went viral. The company CEO, Seth Renfield, sent the directive this past week instructing the employees of TheCRPost to not use their native language.

I N T E R – O F F I C E     M E M O R A N D U M

To: Hispanic Employees of The Costa Rica Post

From: Human Resources Department

Date: 15/9/2016

RE: THE USE OF SPANISH IN THE OFFICE


 

  • Words like “picha“, “ijueputa” and other such expressions will not be
    used for emphasis, no matter how heated the discussion may get.
  • Non-important matters should not be addresses to as “mierda“.
  • You will not say “la cago” when someone makes a mistake, or “lo
    cagaron” if you see someone being reprimanded. All forms and derivates of
    the word “cagar” are inappropriate in our environment.
  • Lack of determination will not be referred to as “falta de huevos” or
    playadas“, not will a person with lack of initiative be referred as
    maricon“, “playo” or “come mierda“.
  • No manager or supervisor, under any circumstances, will not referred
    to as “ese carepicha” or “ese maricon“.
  • When a good proposal is presented, the term “que pichudo” must not be used
  • Unusual or creative brainstorming meetings will not be referred to as
    diarreas mentales“.
  • Do not say “como jode” if a person is persistent, or “se jodio” if
    somebody is going through a difficult situation. Furthermore, you must not
    say “que hijueputa” or “que dolor de picha” when matter become complicated
    in your line of work.
  • When asking someone to leave you alone, you should not say “vayase
    pa`lamierda“, nor will you substitude “que putas queres?” for “May I help
    you?”.
  • When leaving the office, using the term “voy jalando malparidos” is
    not proper.
  • When any office equipment fails, it must be reported as “it broke
    down”, not “se despicho” or “se jodió esta mierda“.
  • Last but not least, after reading this memo, please do not say “me
    voy a limpiar el culo con esto“. Just keep it clean and file properly.

Thank you for your cooperation,

Seth Renfield
CEO and Vice-CEO and
Head Journalist and
Human Resources Manager
www.thecrpost.com

 

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