The bosses at ABC have been criticized for treating staff as "little kids" by rewarding them with "well done" cards.
The managing director of the national station, Michelle Guthrie, presented the thank-you card system, which features a character named Larry, to help improve morale within the ABC, The Guardian reported.
He told the staff that he is proud of the work they are doing and that the cards are a way to celebrate individual efforts.
The bosses at ABC have been criticized for treating staff "like little children" by rewarding them with "well done" cards (pictured)
General Director Michelle Guthrie (pictured) said that cards are a way to celebrate the efforts of an individual
"This program is an opportunity to celebrate the achievements of others," said Ms. Guthrie.
& # 39; You are invited to vote or nominate someone who deserves recognition for demonstrating the ABC Principles & # 39;
If you consider that an employee did a great job, you can receive one of the various cards, such as a Larry card focused on people, an open and transparent Larry card, a Larry Talking Larry card or an Accountable Larry card.
Since 2014, ABC has cut 1,012 jobs and this program has been criticized due to the funding cuts faced by the station.
And, despite wanting to improve morale, staff has criticized the program saying they are "being treated like little children."
"It is a heinous trial of the ABC executive … they try to do more with less every day because of the Coalition's funding cuts," Sinddy Ealy, secretary of the ABC section of the Community and Public Sector Union, told The Guardian.
"The last thing they want to see is money that is spent on things like this."
An employee told the publication: "It's like The Wiggles for adults … I have no idea what they are thinking on the floor above."
The budget of former Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull for 2018 announced a three-year freeze on the financing of the national broadcaster
The budget of former Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull for 2018 announced a three-year freeze on the financing of the national broadcaster.
This correlates with a loss of $ 83.7 million in funds, leaving $ 3.16 billion in funds until 2022.
The funding cuts were criticized by the Media, Entertainment and Arts Alliance (MEAA), described as "dangerous and irresponsible".
Daily Mail Australia has contacted ABC to receive comments.