Zenefits Has To Tell Its Employees To Stop Having Sex In Stairwells

Yep. Believe it or not, the tech company Zenefits, worth $4.5 billion, sent a memo to its San Francisco employees expressing that having sex in the office stairwell is so not chill. Apparently, some kinky coworkers discarded their used condoms in the stairwell, prompting the office-wide note.

In addition to the condoms, other damning evidence was found. In an email to staff (acquired by the Wall Street Journal), a Zenefits exec wrote,

Cigarettes, plastic cups filled with beer, and several used condoms were found in the stairwell. Yes, you read that right. Do not use the stairwells to smoke, drink, eat, or have sex.

It doesn't come as that big of a surprise coming from the company that tags their party pics #FriendsWithZenefits.

Zenefits reps declined to comment to the press on CondomGate, but it does call attention to the office culture at some high-profile tech startups. Earlier this month, Zenefits replaced its CEO and cofounder as a result of overwhelming speculation concerning the company's shady practices regarding the unlicensed sale of health insurance.

It seems execs are taking this seriously after they sent another memo on Wednesday banning all alcoholic beverages in the office. That may seem like a no-brainer for old school corporate workplaces, but at fast-growing tech companies, an alcohol ban may come off as a tad extreme. According to Mashable, Zynga reportedly gave its employees the day off for 420 while the Facebook office has been described as a frat house.

Listen, kids, if you want to enjoy the benefits of a 21st century work-play lifestyle, tidy up after yourselves, OK? Throw your used condoms in the non-recyclable trash bin and don't ruin the stairwell sex parties for the rest of us. It's not that hard.


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Citations: Billion-dollar tech startup had to tell employees to stop having sex in inappropriate places (Mashable)