Employees working in haunted environments need support

News that employees renovating an Italian museum stopped work because they believed it was haunted raises questions over whether employers’ reward packages are equipped to deal with supernatural occurrences.

Builders working overnight at the National Archaeological Museum in Naples, claimed that they heard soul-piercing screams, experienced changing temperatures and even saw ghosts.

Oreste Albareno, the architect responsible for the project, tried to reassure staff by spending a night working with them, but ended up also being convinced that the building was haunted. He even claimed that he managed to capture a ghostly picture of a little girl on his mobile phone.

Perhaps an onsite employee assistance programme (EAP) would have helped employees cope with this rather unusual working environment?

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