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08/07/2012 08:23 am ET Updated Oct 07, 2012

Ridiculous Workplace Rules

PHILADELPHIA - SEPTEMBER 26:  Linda Haverty (L), Alisha Hanks and Laurel Clanton work during the last telemarketing shift at
PHILADELPHIA - SEPTEMBER 26: Linda Haverty (L), Alisha Hanks and Laurel Clanton work during the last telemarketing shift at Spectrum Marketing Services, Inc. September 26, 2003 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Spectrum Marketing Services, Inc., which had been in business since 1974, and as of January 2003 employed 125 people, was forced to close it's doors due to the Do Not Call Registry. (Photo by William Thomas Cain/Getty Images)

We're all for a quiet work environment, but no talking at all? That seems a bit extreme.

A post last week on the perils of strange, strict and stupid workplace rules prompted hundreds of readers to share Dilbert-esque tales from the nation's cubicle farms and factory floors.

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