Dr Mumbo

Fairfax staff play the Hunger Games

Dr Mumbo loves three things: passive aggressive office notes, CAPITAL LETTERS, and the fictional dystopian world depicted in The Hunger Games.

So as you can imagine, all his dreams came true when AFR technology, media and telecommunications editor Paul Smith revealed tensions over fridge bandits are high at Pyrmont, where one helpful employee has reminded staff that if Fairfax’s fridge was a supermarket “you would be arrested”.

The note, presumably written by a hungry employee, pleads with the would-be criminals to “Please think about why people bring their lunch; it’s cost affective”.


Smith’s Tweet of the sign suggested it was time for Fairfax boss Greg Hywood to adopt the Silicon Valley approach of free food for the staff.

Dr Mumbo’s friendly tip to famished Fairfax staff is curried egg sandwiches – rarely if ever pilfered – and good fuel should you find yourself in a Hunger Games re-enactment.

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