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  •  Well, this comment does cast a different light. (2+ / 0-)
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    cassandracarolina, Bluefin

    You sound like a good employer.  

    I'm glad I never had to work in a white board, bell-ringing environment.  That sounds completely degrading.  

    Which reminds me of a story of when WalMart started opening stores in Canada.  Management wanted the employees to start the day off singing "O, Canada".  They were puzzled by the obdurate resistance they encountered and decided the reason was that Canadians aren't very patriotic.  Another of the many reasons I don't shop at WalMart.  [I think they stopped this practice fairly quickly.]  

    We must, indeed, all hang together, or assuredly we shall all hang separately. B. Franklin

    by Observerinvancouver on Sun Aug 21, 2011 at 07:05:02 PM PDT

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    •  Many large companies (2+ / 0-)
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      Observerinvancouver, Bluefin

      Put far too much trust in young MBAs and outside management consultants. They have lost complete touch with their people and their customers. My only hope is that sone sort of economic Darwinism may consign these companies to the ash heap of history, and their employees can all find meaningful and rewarding jobs with employers who will treat them right. Do that, and the customers will rewards these firms.

      Years ago, I had a new idiot boss who said his goal was that "people will beat a path to our door." I remember whispering to another cynical colleague, "yeah, but too bad it will be from the INSIDE of the building..."

      You cannot enlighten the unconscious.

      by cassandracarolina on Sun Aug 21, 2011 at 07:12:35 PM PDT

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