In case you think the title is a joke, it really isn’t:
Robert De Niro’s company has filed a $6 million lawsuit against a former employee after she allegedly watched 55 episodes of “Friends” in four days while on the job https://t.co/VFQQyXP2VU pic.twitter.com/VZhLleq4ly
— Variety (@Variety) August 20, 2019
Apparently, one of Robert de Niro‘s employees binge-watched 55 episodes of FRIENDS in four days while on the job. Now, I have to admit that I’m no saint. I’ve watched Game of Thrones episodes on Mondays at work under my desk when my boss wasn’t looking, but I’ve never binge-watched anything to that extent! I’m not sure if I should laugh or give that employee a high-five!
Unfortunately, because of it, the lawsuit stands at $6 million dollars. That’s more than 314 million pesos! For watching 55 episodes of FRIENDS in four days. That’s roughly 14 episodes a day. At 20 minutes each, that’s 275 minutes or 4.5 hours a day. Basically, she spent half of her days at work watching FRIENDS when she should have been working. I take back my high five. That’s just unproductive. Unless she was watching FRIENDS in the background while working? I have so many questions!!!
According to Variety, the lawsuit alleges that Chase Robinson spent “astronomical amounts of time” streaming television on the job when watching shows on Netflix was not part of her duties and responsibilities of Robinson’s employment. On information and belief, she did this for her personal entertainment, amusement and pleasure at times when she was being paid to work.
She also allegedly spent tens of thousands of dollars of the company’s money at Whole Foods, Dean and Deluca, and Uber. Damn! Maybe Netflix should make a series about this woman for us to binge-watch at work! I’m joking… half-joking, anyway.