I can't possibly be the only person who finds mandatory annual "Insider trading is bad, m'kay?" trainings just a bit fucking insulting, right?

Like, maybe the first one is justified as part of onboarding, sure. Just to make sure the rules are known and clear.

Every year? Are engineers so stupid that we forget after 11 months and need a refresher? Is that who companies believe are writing their mission critical software?

Not aimed at any one company 'cause they all do it. But who thinks this is useful?


@saramg I think it may be a legal requirement. And usually every time I think "Why are they telling us this!? Isn't this obvious by now?" when watching a corporate training video, I remember that sales people exist and many of them are... ethically challenged and didn't necessarily graduate at the top of their class.

@zalasur Of course it is, but "It's policy" shouldn't be the end of the conversation when it's a dumb fucking policy.

Presenting this once at onboarding should be enough to provide that CYA. The annual refreshers are pointless and arbitrary though. You either hear "don't be unethical" and take it to heart, or you don't. Those not-the-top-of-the-class sales people aren't going to be dissuaded by a yearly variety sketch show.

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