Check out this comment on Euan Semple’s blog:
I was – seriously – asked in my annual review last year to stop saying ‘I have a fantastic job’… apparently it’s not fair on those who don’t.
I told my manager that the freedom to say that I love my job was indeed a dealbreaker… he looked sheepish and the conversation ended.
Interesting approach – rather than make the unhappy employees happier at work, managers could just stop the happy ones from expressing their happiness. Sheesh!