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My employer send out an email letting us all know about their new "recognition" policy. Anyone nominated for going "above and beyond" (and no it probably doesn't include the unpaid overtime we donate to our shareholders wealth, sadly) will receive a "Ring the Bell" ribbon.
Now I don't know about you but I frankly can think of better ways I'd like to get my bell rung. But that aside, you can see it's just an attempt by clueless upper management to inspire the troops to increased productivity, without spending any money to do it.
I can tell you right now if that's the goal all they would have to do is let us dress comfortably, eliminate the time waster meetings, and ease up on the insanity and morale, productivity AND most importantly profits would increase and it wouldn't cost them a dime - it would make them money. But of course, there is no way in hell they would do that. So this is what they come up with. (And this gives you a good example of their thinking and why they are not good at problem solving).
Let's be honest - we the peasants who work here really don't give a damn about their stupid ring the bell ribbon. I don't plan to work from home until I drop trying to earn one and I'm guessing no one else will either. But apparently even though judging by their bonuses these guys are motivated by money, they think we dummies who report to them are motivated by something else (stupidity maybe?) and thus will work until we keel over to earn some useless trinket, and so you have some manager sticking a bent paperclip into an eraser and trying to pawn it off on the help as the "Excaliber award of excellence" or some nonsense like this. Really how clueless can you get.
Just thought I'd share I'm sure many of you here will get a kick out of this the way I do. At least we can laugh, and that makes working for these sorts almost tolerable.