I am sure some of you have probably scene the show on comedy central Workaholics. For those of you who don’t and appreciate really stupid humor I encourage you to watch. The show is about three best friends (Anders, Blake, Adam) that live together and work at a tele marketing company called TelAmeriCorp. The show follows these characters lives either at the office or at their home. Here is a small clip give an idea what Workaholics is all about.
Though the show is meant to completely fake and stupid the overall plot could be picking on corporate America and Americans in general at the workplace. These three idiots go through the work day doing LITERALLY anything possible to prevent them from actually doing there job. Not all but I am sure a lot of us have either felt the same way or have done this in what we thought were mundane jobs. It really picks on the laziness that may be seen in American culture now.
There are a few episodes also that exhibit the lack of ethics in the workplace even at a telemarketing firm. One in particle is based on Anders, Adam, and Blake trying to figure out a way to pass a drug test. The guys are trying to figure out a way to hide their drug abuse and keep their jobs. It is an issue that may not be prevalent in most jobs but is definitely a situation that has happened in a workplace before that shouldn’t be an issue if we were all ethical beings. Another episode is centered around the boss boosting numbers by calling people that have been actively put on the do not call list. This relates to the articles and cases we have read about companies performing unethical business operations to boost their bottom lines.
Though this show is completely fictional and a comedy, can it be poking fun at the realistic actions of some of the current issues in the American workplace?