Pokemon GO becomes more and more popular all over the world. More and more workers also join in it and catch pokemon near the office. What’s worse, 6 firms fire employees who play Pokemon GO at work. And over half of the firms require to remove PokeStops and Gyms near their offices.
About 95% firms don’t allow employees to play games at work
According to a recent survey by the Malaysian Employers Federation, over 95% of the employers take a strong stance against the game and they don’t allow their employees to access the application at work. Meanwhile, 96% prohibited their staff from signing up for the game with their company email addresses.
4% firms admit to fire the employees who play Pokemon GO at work
This survey shows that about 25% of the employers have found their workers to catch virtual pokemons in their companies, and that 11% of the companies have claimed that their employees “are taking a longer lunch break because of the game”.
Even 4% employers have admitted to fire their employees who indulge too much in the game, because they mark time at work. Besides, employers have also taken other actions such as advising employees against playing the game during work hours, issuing warning letters and imposing suspensions from work without pay.
What’s worse, 54% of the firms requires Niantic to remove the PokeStop and Gyms near their offices.
However, Pokemon GO is not all doom and gloom for companies. Around 20% of the companies reported that the game has benefited their businesses. And it is too early for MEF to set a standard policy for all employers on Pokemon GO.
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