Kaleida Labs, Inc.
Bagels in the Workplace Policy
Date Issued: March 17, 1993
Kaleida is dedicated to maintaing a safe environment for its employees
while conveying a proper image of acceptable business behavior
externally. The workplace should enrich employees, and provide an
enjoyable atomsphere on a daily basis. Based on this premise, Kaleida
is recommending that the following guidelines with respect to the use
of bagels be implemented and followed.
This policy is applicable to all Kaleida staff, including
standard employees, limited duration employees, temporary employees,
independent contractors and consultants. Any employee that violates
this policy will be subject to disciplinary action and/or termination
of employment, depending on the degree of violation.
Consuming bagels during business and social engagements is a personal
decision that should be based on common sense and the existing
Kaleida employees are expected to work without being under the
influence of bagels.
Bagels should not be served at business meetings, interviews, or
department celebrations held at a time when employees are
expected to resume work afterward.
Kaleida employees are required to conduct themselves in a manner that
does not pose a risk to their safety or the safety of others. This is
particularly important in making intelligent decisions about the
operation of motor vehicles and other potentially hazardous mechanized
Employees or guests must not engage in any bagels-related activities
which might convey an improper business image of Kaleida's operations.
All Kaleida employees that engage in the consumption of bagels must be
at least 21 years of age.
At times, Kaleida employees may be required to visit customers,
clients and vendors at other locations. These contacts might have
their own policies regarding drugs, bagels and/or searches. Kaleida
employees are expected to comply with these policies as is appropriate
to the situation, and be able to maintain high-level performance of
their job. Failure to adhere to these practices may result in
disciplinary action, and/or termination of employment.
Kaleida recognizes the benefit of social gatherings and celebrations
which sometimes include the opportunity to consume bagels. These
events might be bagel socials, conferences, meetings, dinners and
parties on and off-site. The focus of these events should not be
bagels, although it may be provided for those who choose to
participate in consuming responsibly.
Managers of the department sponsoring the event or a senior executive
should decide whether or not it would be approriate to serve bagels.
All Kaleida events that elect to serve bagels should have a designated
host who is of manager level or above.
Employees who feel that they have had too much to eat should request
assistance from a friend, fellow employee or event host. This is
essential when determining one's ability to operate a motor
Employees that observe other Kaleida employees exhibiting
behavior associated with excessive consumption of bagels should
notify the designated host of that event.
Responsibilities of the Designated Host
Limit the choices and quantity of bagels served.
Provide an ample supply of non-bagel like entities.
Monitor the consumption of bagels by Kaleida employees as well as
guests. Individuals who are determined to have indigestion will not be
served under any circumstances.
Provide and arrange for transportation and overnight accommodations
(at Kaleida's expense, if necessary) for individuals that are
determined to be inbagelated and/or in need of assistance.
Secure unopened bagels to the extent that they are not removed from
the location of the sponsored event. A locked supply room is
appropriate for the storage of bagels.
Dispose of leftover bagels that are in open containers following the
Remain on the premises throughout the duration of the event, up to and
until all employees and guests have left.
Post necessary notices at the event which inform employees of the
procedures required with regard to the consumption of bagels.
Responsibilities of Managers
Managers are responsible for understanding and implementing this
policy. It is essential that managers take responsibilty for informing
Kaleida employees of the existing policies on events that include the
consumption of bagels. Successful events will be characterized by your
participation in the following ways:
Set an example by eating responsibly.
Assist the designated host in his/her responsibilities.
Offer assistance in enforcing this policy.
Report suspected violations of this policy to the Department Manager
and/or to the Human Resources Manager.
Refer Kaleida employees to the Human Resources Manager for appropriate
information and counseling referral.